Princess Beatrice of York is a member of the British royal family. She is the elder daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York. She is ninth in a line of succession to the British throne, followed by her sister Princess Eugenie.
Beatrice was born at 8:18 pm on 8 August 1988 at Portland Hospital, the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, and fifth grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Moreover, she was baptised in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace on 20 December 1988, her godparents being, Viscount Linley (her father’s cousin, now the 2nd Earl of Snowdon); the Duchess of Roxburghe (now Lady Jane Dawnay); Peter Palumbo; Gabrielle Greenall; and Carolyn Cotterell. Her name, an unexpected choice, was not announced until almost two weeks after her birth.
Beatrice began her early education at the independent Upton House School in Windsor, in 1991. From there, she and her sister both attended the independent Coworth Park School from 1995.
Moreover, Beatrice continued her education at the independent St George’s School in Ascot, where she was a pupil from 2000 to 2007. She remained at St George’s to take her A-Levels, gaining a grade A in drama, and B grades in history and film studies.
Since September 2008, she started a three-year course studying for a BA in History and History of Ideas at Goldsmiths College, London. Princess Beatrice graduated in 2011 with a 2:1 degree.
In an interview to mark her 18th birthday, Princess Beatrice said that she wanted to use her position to assist others through charity work; she had already undertaken charitable duties alongside her mother through the various organisations the Duchess supported. During the summer of 2008, Beatrice volunteered as a sales assistant at Selfridges. She also worked at the Foreign Office’s press office for a period of time without receiving a salary. It was also reported in 2008 that the Princess was interested in pursuing a career at the Financial Times website.
Additionally, in 2006, Beatrice was briefly in a relationship with Paolo Liuzzo, an American whose previous charge for assault and battery caused controversy at the time. For ten years, until July 2016, Beatrice was in a relationship with Virgin Galactic businessman Dave Clark.
Since in March 2019, she attended a fundraising event at the National Portrait Gallery, London, accompanied by Radley College and Edinburgh University alumnus Count Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, son of Alex Mapelli-Mozzi, a former British Olympian. Mapelli-Mozzi reportedly designed her engagement ring together with British jeweller Shaun Leane.
Since 2002, Beatrice visited children living with HIV in Russia, and, in Britain, she supported Springboard for Children (a literacy project for primary-school children with learning difficulties) and the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Furthermore, in April 2010, running to raise money for Children in Crisis. There she became the first member of the royal family to complete the London Marathon. Likewise, Princess Beatrice is the patron of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. Additionally, that was which supports children with life-shortening conditions in West Yorkshire and North Manchester. At the April 2011 wedding of her cousin Prince William, Beatrice’s unusual fascinator, designed by Philip Treacy, received much attention from the public and the media.
- Full name: Beatrice Elizabeth Mary
- Date of Birth: 8 August 1988
- Age: 31
- Birth Place: Portland Hospital, London, England
- Height: 1.62 m
- Parents: Sarah, Duchess of York, Prince Andrew, Duke of York
- Education: University of London, Goldsmiths, University of London
- House: Windsor
- Net Worth: N/A
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