Princess Beatrice

Quick Facts of Beatrice Mary
Celebrated Name Princess Beatrice
Age 31 years old
Nick Name Princess Beatrice
Birth Name Beatrice Elizabeth Mary
Birth Date 1988-08-08
Gender Female
Profession Royal Family
Birth Nation England
Nationality English
Place of Birth London, England
Education Goldsmiths College, London
Father Prince Andrew
Mother Sarah Ferguson
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Who is Princess Beatrice?

Princess Beatrice 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.

Where did Princess Beatrice Grow Up?

Princess Beatrice was born on August 8, 1988, at Portland Hospital, London, England. She is the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, and fifth grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. She was baptized in the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace on December 20, 1988, her godparents being. She began her early education at the independent Upton House School in Windsor in 1991. She and her sister both attended the independent Coworth Park School from 1995. She 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. She was elected Head Girl in her final year and was a member of the school choir. She started a three-year course studying for a BA in History and History of Ideas at Goldsmiths College, London. She graduated in 2011 with a 2:1 degree.

What are Princess Beatrice's Activities?

Princess Beatrice visited children living with HIV in Russia in 2002. She supported Springboarch for Children and the Teenage Cancer Trust. In 2010, running to raise money for Children in Crisis, she became the first member of the royal family to complete the London marathon. She is the patron of Forget Me Not Children's Hospice, which supports children with life-shortening conditions in West Yorkshire and North Manchester. Princess Beatrice and the Duke of Edinburgh accompanied the Queen to the traditional Royal Maundy services. In 2012, she became a patron of the York Musical Society. In 2013, she became a royal patron of the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre, a charity that she credits with helping her overcome her own academic challenges resulting from dyslexia. Beatrice along with her mother Sarah, Duchess of York, and sister Eugenie collaborated with British contemporary artist Teddy M to create the first-ever royal graffiti. In 2018, Children in Crisis merged with Street Child, a children's charity active in multiple countries, with Beatrice serving as its ambassador. 

In 2012, she climbed Mont Blanc in aid of the charity, and together with Richard Branson and his children participated in the fundraising challenge Virgin Strive Challenge in 2016 which involved climbing Mount Etna.

In 2019, Beatrice was elected to the board of the UK charity The Outward Bound Trust as a trustee, after her father took over the patronage from her grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh. She was honored at a gala in New York City for her work with Friends Without a Border.

Is Princess Beatrice Married?

Princess Beatrice was 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, she was in a relationship with Virgin Galactic businessman Dave Clark. In 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. The couple who are believed to have begun dating in 2018, have also attended their first official royal family event together, the wedding of Beatrice's second cousin once removed Lady Gabriella Windsor. Their engagement was announced on September 26, 2019, by the Duke of York's Office. They were engaged in Italy. Mapelli-Mozzi reportedly designed her bespoke platinum and 2.5 Karat diamond engagement ring together with British jeweler Shaun Leane. The main diamond and the .75-carat baguette diamonds on the side are all from Botswana.

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