10 things you didn’t know about Princess Beatrice
Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice, who has tried to maintain a lower profile than her sister, HRH Princess Eugenie, blew it recently when she married multi-millionaire property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a secret ceremony – which makes these fun facts about Princess Bea even more interesting.
She’s a natural ginger
Like her mum, Sarah, Duchess of York (the ex-wife of Prince Andrew, Duke of York), Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice is a natural redhead. Her younger sister, Princess Eugenie, appeared to have red hair at her wedding, but that’s because she dyed it shortly before the big day.
Eight is her lucky number
The firstborn child of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and his then-wife, Sarah, Duchess of York, Princess Beatrice was born on the eighth day of August in 1988 and was eighth in the line of succession to the throne of the United Kingdom – and its 15 other Commonwealth realms – until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, had their first baby, Archie Harrison.
When she was born, Princess Beatrice was the fourth in the line of succession to the throne and the first female. But when Prince William began having children, Beatrice lost her spot first to Prince George, then to Princess Charlotte, then to Prince Louis and now to Archie.
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