Princess Mary’s nephew Count Nikolai is every inch the dashing royal as he leads arrivals at the Melbourne Cup launch at Mimi’s in Sydney

Princess Mary’s nephew Count Nikolai certainly brought his princely power to the launch of the Melbourne Cup in Sydney on Tuesday. 

The handsome Burberry model, 24, looked every inch the dashing European royal at festivities at Mimi’s in Sydney’s Coogee. 

Nikolai, who was guest of honour at the event, opted for a glittering pinstripe blazer and matching pants for the occasion, with him finishing the look with black boots.  

The university student smouldered as he gazed at photographers while standing by the media wall at the restaurant. 

Joining Nikolai on the red carpet was Phoebe Burgess who turned heads wearing a floral strapless top and matching pants. 

Princess Mary's nephew Count Nikolai, 24, was every inch the dashing royal as he led the arrivals at the Melbourne Cup launch at Mimi's in Sydney on Tuesday. Pictured

Princess Mary’s nephew Count Nikolai, 24, was every inch the dashing royal as he led the arrivals at the Melbourne Cup launch at Mimi’s in Sydney on Tuesday. Pictured 

Nikolai, who was guest of honour at the event, opted for a glittering pinstripe blazer and matching pants for the occasion, with him finishing the look with black boots

Nikolai, who was guest of honour at the event, opted for a glittering pinstripe blazer and matching pants for the occasion, with him finishing the look with black boots

Nikolai, who was guest of honour at the event, opted for a glittering pinstripe blazer and matching pants for the occasion, with him finishing the look with black boots

Phoebe opted for a pair of black sandals that complemented the outfit perfectly. 

The influencer kept her accessories to a minimum wearing just a bangle and earrings.  

The Vogue podcaster wore her blonde tresses down and opted for a glossy makeup look for the high glam event. 

Also at the event was Nicole Kidman’s niece Lucia Hawley.  

The university student smouldered as he gazed at photographers while standing by the media wall at the restaurant

The university student smouldered as he gazed at photographers while standing by the media wall at the restaurant

The university student smouldered as he gazed at photographers while standing by the media wall at the restaurant

The 7Bravo host opted for a fitted, longline button-down pink frock which featured long sleeves. 

She paired it with a black clutch and Mary Jane heels. 

The celebrity journalist wore her brunette tresses back, with a glossy makeup palette. 

Ex-Bachelor couple Anna Heinrich and Tim Robards were all smiles for the occasion. 

Joining Nikolai on the red carpet was Phoebe Burgess who turned heads wearing a floral strapless top and matching pants

Joining Nikolai on the red carpet was Phoebe Burgess who turned heads wearing a floral strapless top and matching pants

Joining Nikolai on the red carpet was Phoebe Burgess who turned heads wearing a floral strapless top and matching pants

Also at the event was Nicole Kidman's niece Lucia Hawley who opted for a fitted, longline button-down pink frock which featured long sleeves

Also at the event was Nicole Kidman's niece Lucia Hawley who opted for a fitted, longline button-down pink frock which featured long sleeves

Also at the event was Nicole Kidman’s niece Lucia Hawley who opted for a fitted, longline button-down pink frock which featured long sleeves 

Ex-Bachelor couple Anna Heinrich and Tim Robards were all smiles for the occasion

Ex-Bachelor couple Anna Heinrich and Tim Robards were all smiles for the occasion

Ex-Bachelor couple Anna Heinrich and Tim Robards were all smiles for the occasion

Tim covered his muscular physique in a fitted black suit which he paired with a black t-shirt and white sneakers. 

Anna looked radiant in a one-shouldered canary yellow frock. 

She finished her look with white earrings and white heels.

Count Nikolai will attend the Melbourne Cup Carnival on Penfold’s Victoria Derby Day at Flemington as a VIP guest.

He recently told The Daily Telegraph about the tips his Australian-born aunt, Crown Princess Mary, gave him before his semester Down Under.  

Daniel MacPherson opted for a crisp white shirt and blue blazer

Daniel MacPherson opted for a crisp white shirt and blue blazer

Daniel MacPherson opted for a crisp white shirt and blue blazer 

Legendary Australian horse trainer Gai Waterhouse was all smiles at the event

Legendary Australian horse trainer Gai Waterhouse was all smiles at the event

Legendary Australian horse trainer Gai Waterhouse was all smiles at the event 

‘She gave me a long list, an itinerary of what to do and what not to do, I can’t remember it now but I have it at home,’ Nikolai said.

The model went on to say it was ‘survival’ stuff.

‘Basic ”survival skills”, I would say clap your boots before putting them on, stuff like that, flush the toilet before you use it. I do not (want a snake or spider),’ he added.

Nikolai is Down Under with his girlfriend, Benedikte Thoustrup.

The pair will stay in the Harbour City from August to November.

Nikolai, whose father is Prince Joachim of Denmark, is seventh in line to the Danish throne.

Eddie McGuire held the cup at the festivities

Eddie McGuire held the cup at the festivities

Eddie McGuire held the cup at the festivities

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