Princess Beatrice – A York Princess

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Photo: The Royal Hashemite Court

On 8 August 1988, Princess Beatrice of York was born as the daughter of The Duke and Duchess of York. When she was born, she was fifth in the line of succession. Her names were announced two weeks after her birth as Beatrice Elizabeth Mary.

She was baptised on 20 December 1988 in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace. Her godparents were the now Earl of Snowdon, the now Lady Jane Dawnay, Peter Palumbo, Gabrielle Greenall and Carolyn Cotterell.1 On 23 March 1990, she gained a sibling when Princess Eugenie was born. Her parents separated in 19922 and officially divorced in 1996.3

In 1991, Princess Beatrice started her schooling at the Upton House School in Windsor, and both she and her sister attended the Cowarth Park School. From 2000 until 2008, she attended St George’s School. During this time, she revealed that she had been diagnosed with dyslexia. In 2006, she celebrated her 18th birthday with a masked ball at Windsor Castle.

In 2008, she began a BA in history and history of ideas at Goldsmiths, University of London. She graduated in 2011 with a 2:1 degree. During her time at university, she made a cameo in the film The Young Victoria, which is about her great-great-great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.

Since 2017, Beatrice works full-time and splits her time between London and New York. She dated Dave Clark for around ten years, but they split up in 2016. She became engaged to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, a descendant of the Italian nobility, in 2019.4 His title of “Count” is not recognised in Italy or the United Kingdom.

The wedding had originally been scheduled for 29 May 2020, but it was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was eventually held privately on 17 July 2020 at the Royal Chapel of All Saints. She wore the Queen Mary Fringe Tiara and a dress previously worn by her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. Since her wedding, she is referred to as Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice, Mrs Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

Beatrice has a stepson from her husband’s previous relationship, and together they have a daughter named Sienna, who was born on 18 September 2021.

Although she is not considered to be a working royal, she is a patron of several charities.

  1. Philadelphia Inquirer
  2. BBC
  3. AP News
  4. BBC

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