Who is Princess Beatrice? Prince Andrew’s daughter who stood vigil by Queen’s coffin

Princess Beatrice

Who is Princess Beatrice?

On Saturday, Princess Beatrice participated with her sister and cousins in a solemn vigil at the casket of Queen Elizabeth II (17 September). The Prince of Wales presided over the brief ceremony, which was the first occasion a monarch’s grandchildren have participated.

Along with Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise Windsor, and James, Viscount Severn, the Duke of Sussex also attended the vigil.

In a joint statement honoring the Queen, Beatrice and Eugenie referred to her as “our grandmother, our guide, and our loving hand on our backs leading us through this world.”

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They added: “There have been tears and laughter, silences and chatter, hugs and loneliness, and a collective loss for you, our beloved Queen and our beloved Grannie.”

Beatrice, 34, is the elder daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York. She is married to Italian noble Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, with whom she shares a daughter.

Following her grandmother’s death on Thursday (8 September), Beatrice became a Counsellor of State, a senior position in the royal family appointed to the first four in the line of succession who are over the age of 21, as well as the monarch’s consort.

Beatrice, the fifth grandchild of the late Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, was born to Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson in Portland Hospital on August 8, 1988.

She comes in at position nine in the succession to the throne. Following the succession of his father, King Charles III, and his children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis of Wales, Prince William now holds the kingdom. Prince Harry and his kids, Archie and Lilibet, come after them. Eighth in line to the throne is Andrew, the father of Beatrice.

Princess Beatrice (R) and Princess Eugenie arrive to call on Minister David McAllister of Lower Saxony on January 18, 2013 in Hanover.

Before attending the elite St. George’s School in Ascot, Beatrice and her sister Eugenie attended the independent Coworth Park School, now known as Coworth Flexlands School.

From 2008 to 2011, she studied at Goldsmiths University of London for a BA in history and the history of ideas. Beatrice was given a dyslexia diagnosis when she was seven years old, but she didn’t go public with it until she was 17 years old, in 2005.

She has been open about having dyslexia and works to raise awareness of the learning disability, referring to it as a “gift” in an August 2021 Hello! magazine interview.

Queen Elizabeth II (R) accompanied by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (L), Princess Eugenie, (C), and Princess Beatrice and the rest of the Royal family arrive at the Castle of Mey in 2010.

The York sisters are considered “non-working royals” as they are not paid to represent the royal family, and therefore hold their own jobs. They make some appearances at official events as members of the Queen’s family. Beatrice has a full-time job as vice president of partnerships and strategy at Afiniti, an American multinational data and software company. She also champions the work of the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre, which she has been patron of since 2013.

When her father became involved in a civil sex assault lawsuit brought against him by Virginia Giuffre, a victim of sex trafficking by convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, Beatrice and Eugenie distanced themselves publicly from him. Princess Eugenie of York, Princess Beatrice of York and Prince Andrew, Duke of York walk about during “The Patron’s Lunch” celebrations for The Queen’s 90th birthday.

She has never spoken publicly about the case. Andrew has vehemently denied the allegations and claims he has never met Giuffre. Both parties came to a multi-million pound settlement this year to stop the case from proceeding to trial. Beatrice married Mozzi in a private ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in the Royal Lodge at Windsor on 17 July 2020.

Andrew walked her down the aisle, but photographs from the wedding do not feature him. During the ceremony, Beatrice wore a Norman Hartnell dress loaned to her by the Queen, as well as the Queen Mary Fringe Tiara, which the late monarch wore at her own wedding in 1947. She gave birth to Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi on 18 September 2021 at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. Beatrice also has a stepson, Christopher Woolf, from Mozzi’s previous relationship.

SOURCE: www.ghnewslive.com

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