Princess Beatrice’s fabulous life, in pictures – from holidays with Karlie Kloss to marrying Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and hanging with her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth
She’s Queen Elizabeth’s fifth grandchild
Putting the family first, Beatrice can usually be spotted turning out for the cameras at ceremonial events
Here she is attending Trooping the Colour, a celebration of the queen’s birthday, in 2019.
She’s cousins with Prince William and Prince Harry
She was head girl at St. George’s School in Ascot
Princess Beatrice show her charm on her first day of school at St. George’s in 2000.
After studying history, she graduated from the University of London in 2011
She studied history and the history of ideas at Goldsmiths College, achieving a 2:1, before starting internships, according to the BBC.
Her first job was “a research analyst at a boutique private wealth firm”, according to her current employer, Afiniti.
Her bio on the royal family’s official website says that she now “works full time in business”
Beatrice has been described as a “business matchmaker”, connecting start-ups with potential investors in her work with Afiniti, an American software company, where she is vice-president of partnerships and strategy.
The company’s website says she “is responsible for the management of the strategic Afiniti partnerships as well as company growth through unique initiatives and client development”.
The Daily Beast speculated in 2017 that she was working more as a brand ambassador since the company had declined to further explain her involvement. The Duke of York’s office has simply said that she’s “continuing to work in business”.
She also meets renowned changemakers through her charity programmes
Princess Beatrice met Malala Yousafzai and her father, Ziauddin, during a reception for “Youth, Education and the Commonwealth” at Buckingham Palace in 2013.
OK! magazine previously reported that Beatrice and her sister were worth an estimated US$4.6 million
That fortune, which the magazine estimated in 2018, reportedly comes from royal trust funds as well as from accounts set up after Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson divorced in 1996.
Princess Beatrice boasts plenty of A-list friends – and even went on holiday with supermodel Karlie Kloss
She even attended Kloss and Kushner’s second wedding in Wyoming in June 2019, according to Kloss’ Instagram.
She combines her fashion sense with her charity work
Princess Beatrice and her mother Sarah Ferguson had a moment when they walked down the catwalk at the Fashion Relief Show during London Fashion Week in 2007.
She attended the 2018 Met Gala in a regal purple dress with embellished neck and shoulder pieces
The theme of the gala was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”. And she fit right in.
Her Philip Treacy fascinator at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding was another memorable style moment
The hat was later auctioned off for charity for US$109,435, according to Marie Claire.
Some are more ornate than others
She wore an elaborate butterfly fascinator to the wedding of Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly in 2008.
She’s the first member of the royal family to ever complete the London Marathon
Princess Beatrice ran the London Marathon in 2010 as part of a 34-person human caterpillar to raise money for charity.
She may or may not have a secret Instagram
Princess Beatrice was tagged in a group photo that included Karlie Kloss at a birthday party in LA as @beayork. It’s a private account, so there’s no way to know for sure if it’s really hers. Her sister, Princess Eugenie, has a public Instagram account.
She broke up with Uber executive Dave Clark after nearly 10 years
Beatrice and Clark dated for almost 10 years after Prince William introduced them at a birthday party, according to People. They split in 2016, and Clark got engaged to Lynn Anderson less than a year later, tying the knot in 2017.
Princess Beatrice began dating Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in September 2018 after Mozzi split from Dara Huang, his fiancée and the mother of his child. Mozzi has some royal lineage himself – his father is an Italian count. The couple made their first public appearance in March 2019 and attended other events like the royal wedding of Ella Windsor.
Princess Beatrice got engaged to Mozzi in 2019 with a ring he designed worth an estimated US$100,000
Mozzi designed the 3.5-carat ring with tapered baguettes in collaboration with designer Shaun Leane.
The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony at Windsor Castle on July 17, 2020
Their original wedding plans involved a ceremony at Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace and a wedding reception at Buckingham Palace, in May, but they had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of a lavish royal wedding, they held a secret ceremony in The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Windsor Castle, attended by Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and close family members.
Beatrice borrowed a gown from the queen that Norman Hartnell designed in the 1960s, and reworked it by adding triple organza sleeves and embroidered vintage diamantes.
Beatrice and Mozzi welcomed a baby girl on September 18
“Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their daughter on Saturday 18 September 2021, at 23.42, at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London,” a statement released via Buckingham Palace said.
- Queen Elizabeth’s fifth – and favourite? – granddaughter is 10th in line to the British throne and just welcomed her first child, an as-yet-unnamed daughter
- She hangs out with celebs like Ellie Goulding and Joshua Kushner, met Malala Yousafzai at Buckingham Palace and caused a stir at London Fashion Week alongside mum Sarah Ferguson