Princess Eugenie is elegant in a floral dress as she attends the premiere of a shark documentary in Hong Kong – and meets the parents of the late director after he drowned during filming

  • Princess Eugenie attended the screening of Sharkwater Extinction in Hong Kong
  • Posed alongside parents of drowned filmmaker Rob Stewart, Sandy & Brian 
  • Eugenie, ambassador for ocean charity Project Zero, previously praised Rob
  • Documentary raises awareness of illegal shark fishing with 150M killed a year
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Princess Eugenie put on a floral display as she attended the screening of Sharkwater Extinction – Let’s Save the Sharks in Hong Kong on Thursday.

The royal, 29, posed alongside Sandy and Brian Stewart, parents of the drowned filmmaker, Canadian Rob Stewart, to help highlight the effects of the illegal fishing industry on the environment. 

Eugenie is an ambassador for ocean charity Project Zero, and previously praised Stewart’s efforts to raise awareness of illegal shark fishing when she met his parents at the London premiere of the documentary in December.

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Princess Eugenie put on a floral display as she attended the screening of Sharkwater Extinction – Let’s Save the Sharks in Hong Kong on Thursday

And today Eugenie opted for a blue and white high neck dress adorned with a floral pattern which fell just above the knee for the occasion.

Teaming it with black court shoes,the royal kept her hair in an elegant side parting and opted for minimal make-up.

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She was seen speaking to local TV crews before posing alongside Rob Stewart’s parents. 

‘Sharkwater Extinction’ exposes the illegal shark fishing industry, and highlights how up to 150 million sharks are killed for each year.


The royal, 29, posed alongside Sandy and Brian Stewart, seen above, parents of the drowned filmmaker, Canadian Rob Stewart, to help highlight the effects of the illegal fishing industry on the environment

Filmmaker Rob Stewart tragically died during the filming of the project aged just 37, in an oxygen- related dive accident.

Beatrice previously met the filmmaker’s mother Sandy, who finished the documentary with Brian after their son’s death, at the London screening at the end of last year.

Speaking at the time, she said: ‘I think it’s going to be amazing. It’s such a wonderful cause and Rob is such a hero and inspiration.

‘So any way we can share his message and the story of these sharks and what the world can do to be a part of it is amazing.’  


Eugenie is an ambassador for ocean charity Project Zero, and previously praised Stewart’s efforts to raise awareness of illegal shark fishing when she met his parents at the London premiere of the documentary in December


Eugenie was seen speaking to local TV crews before posing alongside Rob Stewart’s parents after praising their son’s efforts to help raise awareness of illegal shark fishing

At the time Mrs Stewart told Press Association that she was ‘really, really proud’ of her son, who always had a passion for the ocean since he was a boy, convincing his entire family to take up diving by the age of 13.

‘Rob did so much for sharks and the oceans. He changed people’s perceptions of sharks around the world,’ she said.

‘He was the first person to alert the world about shark finning. So he’s changed so much. His films are action-adventure and fun to watch. He really made an impact.’


Eugenie opted for a blue and white high neck dress adorned with a floral pattern which fell just above the knee for the occasion

Mrs Stewart, who travelled from Toronto for the premiere, said she and her husband went through 400 hours of their son’s footage to piece the film together.

‘Then we hacked into Rob’s iPad, which Apple said you couldn’t do, but we had a clever IT guy,’ she added.

‘Inside there were scenes, graphics, the exact cinematography he wanted for each scene, the exact messaging he wanted each scene to convey.

‘So it was kind of a roadmap. But nevertheless he left 400 hours of footage so it was a big job.’

‘Conservation is really the preservation of human life on earth,’ Mrs Stewart added of her son’s message. 

 Shark Extinction is Stewart’s third film, following his award-winning Sharkwater (2006) and Revolution (2012), and it recounts his crusade across four continents to investigate pirate fishing and the illegal shark finning industry.


Teaming her dress with black court shoes,the royal kept her hair in an elegant side parting and opted for minimal make-up

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