What to Know About Princess Beatrice, Who Just Had a Secret Royal Wedding

What to Know About Princess Beatrice, Who Just Had a Secret Royal Wedding
What to Know About Princess Beatrice, Who Just Had a Secret Royal Wedding
Bianca Betancourt

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Princess Beatrice is no stranger to the royal spotlight. As the oldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, Beatrice and her younger sister, Princess Eugenie, have been mainstays among the royal family even though both are not officially working members of the monarchy.

On July 17, all eyes were on Beatrice, however, following the news that she married her Italian fiancé, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, in a secret ceremony near Windsor Castle. Below, we've rounded up what you need to know about the 31-year-old princess as she embarks on a new chapter of her life.

Princess Beatrice is Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter.

Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images
Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images

Princess Beatrice is one of Queen Elizabeth II's eight grandchildren. She is the oldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York.

She is ninth in line of succession to the British throne.

Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

Beatrice is ninth in line to the British throne, following, of course, Prince Charles, Prince William, the Cambridge children, Prince Harry, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, and her father, Andrew.

She and her sister, Princess Eugenie, are very close and grew up in the royal spotlight together.

Photo credit: Mark Cuthbert - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mark Cuthbert - Getty Images

Beatrice and Eugenie are only a year a part in age and have retained a close relationship throughout the years.

Eugenie spoke with British Vogue about the importance of the two sisters showcasing their independence and normal upbringing for the world. "We want to show people who we are as working, young, royal women, but also not to be afraid of putting ourselves out there," she said in an interview.

Fun fact about Eugenie: The princess photographed Beatrice's engagement photos shared on Instagram last year.

She married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a secret ceremony in Windsor this year.

On July 17, Beatrice married her fiancé, multimillionaire property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a scaled-down ceremony at All Saints Chapel in Windsor Great Park. The couple were originally set to wed at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, and hold a lavish reception in the Buckingham Palace Gardens back in May, but the pair had to revamp their wedding plans due to the coronavirus pandemic that struck in spring.

Beatrice is actually not a working royal.

Though Beatrice does volunteer and attend royal engagements alongside other members of the royal family, she and Eugenie are not part of the Sovereign Grant, meaning they do not receive any compensation from the Crown for carrying out royal duties. Both sisters have jobs instead. Beatrice is understood to be the vice president of partnerships and strategy at Afiniti, a New York City–based artificial intelligence company.

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