Her sister, Eugenie, moved to New York City in 2013

By Simon Perry
Updated February 23, 2015 02:20 PM
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It’s the British invasion – only this time, the rock stars coming to America are of the royal variety.

Prince William‘s cousin Princess Beatrice has moved to America to take a finance course starting Monday, a spokesperson for her mother, Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, tells PEOPLE.

No details were given as to where Beatrice, 26, is taking the course or for how long. But by starting a new life chapter in America, Beatrice, who is sixth in line to the throne, is following in the footsteps of her little sis Princess Eugenie. Eugenie, 24, moved to Manhattan in 2013 to start a job at Paddle 8 auction house.

And they’re sure to get plenty of visits from mom. Ferguson, 55, visibly slimmer after losing 50 lbs., visits the United States often to promote her new lifestyle products line, Duchess Discoveries.

Beatrice’s move comes several weeks after the news emerged that she had left her job at Sony Europe. A source confirms that the cyber attack on Sony, in which hackers revealed secrets (including her $30,000 salary), was a “contributory reason” for her leaving her post as coordinating producer at the company.

Since then, Beatrice has been taking breaks around the world with longtime boyfriend Dave Clark, 32. The pair have gone skiing in Verbier, Switzerland, and getting some sun in the Caribbean.

Beatrice has a bachelor’s degree in history and the history of ideas from Goldsmith College in London, from where she graduated in 2011 in front of her proud parents, Ferguson and Prince Andrew.