Princess Eugenie's short dress and knee-high boots are causing a style controversy

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Meghan Markle’s not the only royal figure whose style was scrutinized this week.

A newly engaged Princess Eugenie arrived at the Commonwealth Youth Forum on Wednesday just before cousin Prince Harry and his famous fiancée. Some critics dismissed Markle’s sleeveless Altuzarra dress and bare shoulders as “inappropriate.”

Likewise, royal fans all over the internet are divided about what they think of 28-year-old Eugenie’s controversial outfit.

Princess Eugenie’s outfit has caused a stir online. (Photo: Getty Images)
The 28-year-old wore a Whistles dress and black knee-high boots to attend the Commonwealth Youth Forum in London on Wednesday. (Photo: Getty Images)

Princess Eugenie was beaming as she arrived at the event in London, wearing a day dress by the brand Whistles.

She matched the floral dress with a pair of black knee-high boots by Isabel Marant, which left many wondering if her outfit was appropriate for such a formal occasion.

The arguments from people online range from those who think the dress was too short to others who mocked the boots.

But Princess Eugenie has never been one to listen to the haters, and she actually wore this exact same outfit when she appeared at a function with her sister, Princess Beatrice, back in 2017.

It’s being claimed online that Princess Eugenie’s outfit was inappropriate for the event. (Photo: Getty Images)
Meghan Markle’s sleeveless dress also drew criticism. (Photo: Getty Images)

Is a flash of skin here and there — even in warm weather — unbecoming a royal? Or should they be free to dress like anyone else without getting sharp comments?

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