6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Royal Bride-to-Be Princess Beatrice
Did you know Beatrice has supermodel friends?
To celebrate Princess Beatrice‘s royal engagement to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, we looked at just some of the fun, quirky things we know about Queen Elizabeth‘s granddaughter, known to her friends simply as “Bea.”
1. She Hangs Out with Supermodels
Posting a FaceTime screenshot of her pal’s reaction (her jaw dropped to the floor!), the model inadvertently revealed Beatrice’s private Instagram account by tagging the royal.
Their friendship goes back years. They were spotted hanging out at the U.S Open in 2016, and the two recently took a trip to Jordan together with a group of friends that also included singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding. Just a month before their own engagement news, Beatrice and Edoardo attended Ellie’s wedding to Caspar Jopling!
2. She’s a Thoroughly Modern Royal
Beatrice, 31, might be a member of the royal family, but she’s happy to tweet and Instagram — and her résumé is even on LinkedIn. But don’t expect to get a daily fix of royal gossip or filtered pictures of her favorite avocado toast recipe. Most of the posts are to promote her charity work rather than anything personal and her Instagram feed is private – so unless you are one of her 655 followers, her favorite brunch treats will remain a mystery.
3. She Loves Fashion with a Message (Literally!)
Managing to combine her love of charity work, fashion and monogramming, Beatrice’s favorite bag of the summer has been her Pop & Suki box bag.
The bag, which she has in pink and black has the words ‘Be Cool, Be Nice’ written on the front, in reference to an anti-bullying campaign she helped to champion last year. And the vintage-inspired bag is almost affordable at $275.
4. Eight Is Her Lucky Number
Well, if it isn’t, then it should be.
The eldest child of Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson and Prince Andrew was born on the eighth day of the eighth month in 1988 at 8:18 p.m.
5. Her Royal Bond with Her Sister Is Unbreakable
“There was a horrible article that had been written about Beatrice and she got really upset. We were just about to step out [at a Buckingham Palace garden party] and she had a bit of a wobble and cried. I was looking after her,” Eugenie explained. “And then about an hour later, I had a wobble and started crying and Bea was there for me.”
Princess Beatrice served as maid of honor at her younger sister’s Oct. 2018 wedding to Jack Brooksbank, reading a passage from The Great Gatsby.
“Princess Eugenie took the colour photographs as my girls are so close,” Fergie wrote on Instagram. “Beatrice and Edo wanted her to capture this special moment.”
6. Beatrice and Edoardo Have Known Each Other for Years
Despite rumors that they were introduced recently, they have known each other for years — and, friends say, they certainly didn’t need to go through a formal introduction to each other’s parents.
Edoardo is the stepson of Christopher Shale, who made headlines when he died at the Glastonbury rock festival in 2011. Shale, who was close to the then-Prime Minister David Cameron, was an old friend of Beatrice’s parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. Beatrice would have known his stepson for many years — and joined her parents at Shale’s funeral eight years ago.