20 Interesting Facts About Princess Beatrice

Madison Breaux | Oct 10, 2019 Celebrities
20 Interesting Facts About Princess Beatrice
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Yes, we are always hearing stories about Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, Prince William, and Prince Harry, but we also have to remember that the royal family is well ... a family. And there are a lot of other members of this famous crew that deserve some attention too. After the news of her engagement to business mogul Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Beatrice has been at the top of the headlines. But how much do we actually know about this royal woman? For starters, we know that she's not shy about wearing amazing royal-style headwear, but no surprise to anyone, there's actually a lot more to her than knowing how to pick the perfect fascinator.

Beatrice is the cousin of Prince William and Prince Harry, so she's been rolling with the best of them for her entire life. She is undoubtedly close with her grandmother (the, um, Queen), and Beatrice has also made a life for herself outside of the royal family. 

Unlike Harry and Will and their spouses, Beatrice has sought out work beyond the walls of Buckingham Palace, but that doesn't mean she can't attend all family events. So basically, this royal princess has all of the perks of having a royal title without having to deal with what Kate Middleton has to deal with. Lucky? We certainly think so. 

The year 2018 brought a lot of attention for Meghan Markle and even Beatrice's sister, Princess Eugenie, with their royal weddings, but 2020 is coming up all Bea. As we prepare for yet another amazing royal wedding next year, here are all the things we need to know about the amazing Princess Beatrice

  • She's Ninth in Line for the Throne

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    The birth of the Cambridge children and now little baby Archie pushed Beatrice back a few spots, but this princess is still ninth in line for the throne. Chances are she'll never hold the title of monarch, but it's still a pretty cool spot to be in, right?

  • She's Been Dating Her Fiancé for About a Year

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    Talk about a whirlwind romance! Beatrice and Edoardo might be taking after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with their quick engagement, but we think they know exactly what they are getting into. 

  • She Met Him About a Month Before Eugenie's Wedding

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    There must have been something in the air last year! Just a month before her younger sis tied the knot to her longtime boyfriend last October, Beatrice met Edoardo. And now, these two are planning a wedding of their own.

  • She's Quite the Hat Wearer

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    I mean, we all remember the fascinator heard around the world at Kate Middleton and Prince William's wedding, right? It was probably the most controversial piece of headwear ... ever. And she hasn't stopped wearing amazing hats since!

  • She's the Oldest Daughter of Prince Andrew

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    Prince Andrew is the third child of Queen Elizabeth, and we're all familiar with his two beautiful royal daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, right? Beatrice may be Princess Eugenie's older sis, but these two are still pretty close.

  • She's Not a "Working Royal"

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    Don't expect to see Beatrice out on official royal business or attending royal engagements. Sure, she attends all of the family celebrations, but she's not obligated to do the work that we're familiar with Kate, Meghan, and the two princes doing.

  • She's Close With Her Younger Sis

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    Yeah, these two siblings are tight. They aren't too far apart in age, which made them the best of friends growing up in the royal spotlight. The two sisters even appeared in British Vogue together right before Eugenie tied the knot.

  • She Has a Small Past in Acting

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    Meghan Markle isn't the only former actress in the royal family! Princess Beatrice played an uncredited role in The Young Victoria back in 2009, in which she was just a mere lady in waiting. Seems appropriate to have an actual royal on set, no?

  • She Has Famous Friends

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    Princess Beatrice rolls with the likes of Karlie Kloss, Ellie Goulding, and Robbie Williams. We can only hope that some of her A-lister besties are invited to her wedding next year, because boy, will that be one heck of a party.

  • She's Close With Queen Elizabeth

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    Who wouldn't want to be close with their grandmother? Especially when said grandmother is the Queen of England. Even though Beatrice and Eugenie's parents had a pretty public divorce, Queen E has never taken that out on the girls.

  • She Has a Learning Disability

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    Princess Beatrice has always been open about her struggles with dyslexia. She was diagnosed at the age of 7, and it's reported that the princess apparently hated books because of it. But it seems like she has overcome the learning disorder like the best of them!

  • Her Full Name Is a Mouthful

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    This royal's full name is Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary of York. Whew, that's a lot to put on a driver's license. We don't know how her title will change (if it will at all) after she is married, but maybe she might suggest shortening it a bit.

  • She Went To College in London

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    Beatrice was quite the studious royal! The princess stayed local and went to the University of London, where she studied history. She didn't go all the way to Scotland for university like some other royals we know.

  • Before Edoardo, She Was in a Relationship for 10 Years

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    Beatrice dated her serious boyfriend David Clark for about 10 years, but they broke up in 2016. No hard feelings, though. The two are reportedly still on good terms. We don't know if they're chummy enough for Beatrice to send him an invite to the wedding, but we'll find out soon enough!

  • Her Original Name Was Nixed By the Queen

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    Apparently the name Annabel was one of Prince Andrew's favorite girl names, but Queen Elizabeth had some things to say about that. She reportedly thought the name was too "yuppie." Well, that ends that.

  • She Has a Passion for Charity

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    Charity is definitely a part of being a member of the royal family, but Princess Beatrice particularly loves giving back. In 2016, she became patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust, and she also works with organizations on education, because she suffered from learning woes of her own.

  • Her Royal Title Won't Change That Much

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    Princess Beatrice won't become a duchess or anything like that after she is married. Her title may change, however, to "Princess Beatrice, Mrs. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi," just like Princess Eugenie's did. But Beatrice has the final say.

  • Her Fiancé's Parents Have Known Her for Years

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    Yes, the families are tight! Edoardo's parents have reportedly known Beatrice for most of her life, which makes family get-togethers far less awkward. And it probably makes them a lot more fun, so this upcoming royal wedding could be quite the party.

  • She's Going To Be a Stepmom

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    Edoardo has a son from a previous relationship, so it looks as if they will be a family of three once the wedding rolls around! And we can only imagine that they would want to have a kiddo of their own shortly after they're married.

  • She's a Natural Ginger

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    Just like Prince Harry! Beatrice has sported more blonde (and even hints of brown) looks over the years, but this princess is has naturally red hair just like her older cousin. Gingers definitely run in the family with this group!

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