Princess Beatrice’s fabulous life, in pictures – from holidays with Karlie Kloss to marrying Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and hanging with her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth

New parents: Britain’s Princess Beatrice and Italian count, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Photo: @royalstylewatch/Instagram
Princess Beatrice is just one of Queen Elizabeth’s eight grandchildren, but she’s been making headlines more readily than many of her relations of late – and for the right reasons, too, which can’t be said for all British royals right now.
There’s nothing like a new life to melt hearts and, after marrying businessman Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in 2020 last year, the princess and her beau just welcomed their first child on September 18.
Here’s what else you need to know about the beloved 33-year-old British royal (aside from her famously awkward curtsy, that is).

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She’s Queen Elizabeth’s fifth grandchild

Sarah, Duchess of York, shared this photo on social media on International Family Day. Photo: @royallyfergie/Instagram
Princess Beatrice is the daughter of scandal-hit royal Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York.

Putting the family first, Beatrice can usually be spotted turning out for the cameras at ceremonial events

Hiding at the back? Princess Beatrice at the queen’s annual birthday fly-by. Photo: AFP

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

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice seen outside Upton House, Windsor, circa 1989. Photo: UPPA
Beatrice is 19 months older than her sister, Eugenie, another contender for the “Queen’s favourite granddaughter” nickname. Here they’re pictured circa 1989.

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She was head girl at St. George’s School in Ascot

Britain’s Princess Beatrice arrives for her first day at St George’s school in Ascot September 6, 2000. Photo: Reuters

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”.

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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

Britain’s Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice of York are believed to be millionaires. Photo: AFP

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

On a 2018 holiday in Jordan’s Wadi Rum desert, Princess Beatrice was joined by Victoria’s Secret supermodel Karlie Kloss, singer Ellie Goulding, fashion designer Misha Nonoo and Joshua Kushner – Jared Kushner’s brother and Kloss’ husband.

She even attended Kloss and Kushner’s second wedding in Wyoming in June 2019, according to Kloss’ Instagram.

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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

Princess Beatrice and her sister Princess Eugenie arrive at Westminster Abbey before the wedding of Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton, in London in April 2011. Photo: Reuters

The hat was later auctioned off for charity for US$109,435, according to Marie Claire.

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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

There is speculation if this is really Princess Beatrice’s Instagram account. Photo: beayork/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

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Photo: @edomapellimozzi/Instagram

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.

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Princess Beatrice got engaged to Mozzi in 2019 with a ring he designed worth an estimated US$100,000

Princess Beatrice’s rocking her engagement ring. Photo: @royalstylewatch/Instagram

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

Britain’s Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Photo: Twitter

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

Britain’s Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in the royal box on centre court at Wimbledon, in July this year. Photo: Reuters

“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.

The baby is the queen’s 12th great-grandchild, and the fourth royal baby to be born this year. Princess Anne’s daughter, Zara Tindall, and Beatrice’s sister, Princess Eugenie, both welcomed baby boys earlier this year, and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed a baby girl over the summer.
This article originally appeared on Insider.
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  • 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