Who Is Princess Beatrice? 10 Things to Know About the Princess

Princess Beatrice recently stepped into the royal spotlight by marrying Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, a multi-millionaire property tycoon. Despite trying to keep a lower profile than her sister, HRH Princess Eugenie, the secret wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice has sparked interest. Here are ten intriguing facts about her.

Beyond Royal Duties

Despite being a grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and a frequent presence at significant royal events, Princess Beatrice doesn’t perform duties on behalf of the Queen. Instead, she has carved out a career in finance and consulting, leveraging her BA in History with roles at Sandbridge, a venture capital firm, and Afiniti, an AI company.

Named After Royal Ancestors

Her full name, Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary of York, honors Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter, Princess Beatrice, as well as reflecting names from other royal ancestors, including Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Mary of Teck.

A Special Bond with the Queen

Princess Beatrice shares a close relationship with her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, despite the contentious history between her mother, Sarah, and other royal family members. The Queen actively participated in celebrating Princess Beatrice’s 30th birthday at Balmoral in Scotland.

A Natural Redhead Like Her Mother

Princess Beatrice, daughter of Sarah, Duchess of York, and Prince Andrew, Duke of York, boasts natural ginger hair, mirroring her mother’s. Although Princess Eugenie sported red hair at her own wedding, it was the result of dyeing her hair shortly before the ceremony.

Rubbing Shoulders with Celebrities

Known for her down-to-earth approach to life, including using Uber, Princess Beatrice has developed friendships with notable celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, and model Karlie Kloss, sharing memorable times with them in locations like St. Tropez on the French Riviera.

The Significance of the Number Eight

Born on the eighth day of August in 1988, Princess Beatrice was initially eighth in line for the throne of the United Kingdom and its 15 other Commonwealth realms. Her birth position was fourth in line, and she was the first female in this succession. However, as Prince William’s family grew, she gradually moved down the line.

A Hollywood Appearance

In the 2009 film “The Young Victoria,” Princess Beatrice made an appearance as a lady-in-waiting. The film, which starred Emily Blunt and was produced by Martin Scorsese and Sarah, Duchess of York, faced criticism from Queen Elizabeth II for historical inaccuracies.

Addressing Weight and Body Image

Echoing her mother, Sarah’s public struggle with weight, Princess Beatrice has openly discussed her own battles with weight and body image, especially during her teenage years.

Overcoming Dyslexia

Princess Beatrice has openly discussed her dyslexia, making her a source of inspiration for many, including singer Tina Turner. Her personal experience has fueled her support for charities focusing on dyslexia and learning difficulties.

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