To celebrate Princess Beatrice‘s milestone birthday — she turns 30 today! — 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.
2. She Has the Coolest Stationery
Animal-themed stationery just got a whole lot cooler.
In a tongue-in-cheek reference to her regal stature (she is eighth in line to the throne) and her name, Beatrice’s stationery features a motif of a bee and a crown. Her personalized writing paper was revealed when she wrote a handwritten note to support charity campaign “Be Cool, Be Nice” for Chaos magazine.
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3. She’s a Thoroughly Modern Royal
Beatrice 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.
4. 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.
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5. 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.