Hats are a must at any British wedding, but for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding in 2011Princess Beatrice almost stole the spotlight with a meme-worthy fascinator.
Her looks were the talk of the internet, even spawning her own parody Facebook account (which has sadly since been deleted), but her wedding was a much quieter affair. Beatrice tied the knot an intimate social distancing ceremony in Windsor recently summer, after her wedding was postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Buckingham Palace confirmed the happy news in a statement:
The private wedding ceremony of Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took place on Friday 17th July at 11am at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor. The small ceremony was attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and close family. The wedding took place in accordance with all relevant government guidelines.
In May 2021, Buckingham Palace confirmed that the happy couple were expecting their first child together, and on September 20 they announced that the arrival of their daughter.
In light of the good news, here’s everything you need to know about Princess Beatrice, Queen Elizabeth’s 33-year-old granddaughter.
Beatrice is the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.
She was born on August 8, 1988 and at the time of her birth Buckingham Palace issued a brief statement: “Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York gave birth to a daughter safely at 8:18pm today. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
According to the Associated PressThe little princess’ full name, Beatrice Elizabeth Mary, was announced a few days later on August 22. She was named after the youngest of Queen Victoria’s children.
Beatrice has one sister, Princess Eugenie, who is married Jack Brooksbank last year at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. Their parents divorced in 1993, but they are known to remain close. As Beatrice’s sister Eugenie said it“They are the best divorced couple I know.”
Beatrice is currently 10th in line to the throne.
At the time of her birth, Beatrice was fifth in order of succession, just behind her father, Prince Andrew; her birth pushed her uncle, Prince Edward one place down. After the birth of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and their daughter Lili, Beatrice was bumped to 10th place.
Beatrice and her sister Eugenie are known as “blood princesses,” meaning they are born royal rather than marry into the family.
She is extremely close to her younger sister Eugenie.
of their relationship, Eugenie told the Telegraph“We get along wonderfully, maybe because we do and think different things…Like all sisters, we have crazy fights over unimportant things, but we love each other to the death.”
In addition to her relatives, Beatrice turns out to have a wide circle of well-known friends. In front of example in September 2016, she was photographed at the US Open in a cubicle next to it David Geffen, Karlie Kloss, Ivanka Trump and Wendi Deng among others. In the spring of 2018, she was spotted vacationing in Jordan with a similar audience. (Read all about that star-studded journey here.)
Beatrice also attended Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner’s second wedding in 2019. After they tied the knot in a small ceremony months earlier, the couple went all out for a Wild West-themed party in Wyoming. Based on some photos Kloss shared from the event, Beatrice was there for the whole thing – karaoke and all.
The princess is married to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, a British businessman.
On September 26, 2019, they announced their wedding plans.
“We are thrilled to share the news of our recent engagement,” the couple said in a statement on Sept. 26. “We are both so excited to embark on this life adventure together and can’t wait to get married. We share so many similar interests and values and we know this will serve us well for years to come, full of love and happiness.”
After they postponed their wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic, they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Windsor on July 17, 2020. View all details here. After their marriage, Beatrice immediately became a stepmother to Edo’s son Wolfie, whom she calls her “bonus son.”
Unlike some of her cousins, Beatrice is not a working royal.
After her university education at Goldsmiths College in London, she entered the professional world and has held various positions in recent years. According to a LinkedIn page that is no longer live, she was for a time vice president of partnerships and strategy at afiniti.com, a New York City-based artificial intelligence company, but its role within the family has sparked controversy in the past.
In 2016, Prince Andrew was rumored to be upset about her daughters’ smaller roles within the royal family, and so he issued a statement stating:“As a father, it makes sense for my daughters to be modern working young women, who happen to be members of the royal family, and I’m excited to see them build their careers.”
In addition to her work in business, Beatrice is also a charitable protector of several organizations, mainly focused on child welfare and education, according to her father’s website. Since HRH is dyslexic, many of the organizations it supports focus on learning disabilities.
She gave birth to a daughter on September 18.
Buckingham Palace confirmed the happy news on September 20 with a statement, which reads:
Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their daughter on Saturday 18th.e September 2021, at 11:42 pm, at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.
The baby weighs 6 pounds and 2 ounces.
The grandparents and great-grandparents of the new baby are all informed and delighted at the news. The family would like to thank all the hospital staff for their wonderful care.
Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well, and the couple are looking forward to introducing their daughter to her big brother Christopher Woolf.
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