Who is Princess Beatrice? Prince Andrew's Daughter 9th in Line to the Throne

Princess Beatrice has lived in New York, is friends with pop star Ellie Goulding and ran the London marathon in a tutu. We take a look at the ninth in line to the throne.

Prince Andrew's first daughter is a rare breed—a blood royal working professionally for a company, Afiniti, with a salary.

She wore a famously eccentric fascinator at cousin Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton but has a special day of her own planned for next year.

Birth and Name

Beatrice's parents are Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, who gave birth at the private Portland Hospital in London on August 8, 1988.

It took her parents two weeks to announce her name, Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary of York, which contains a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.

The monarch is her grandmother, Prince Charles her uncle and Princes William and Harry her cousins.

She has a younger sister, Princess Eugenie, born two years after her and the family are know as "the Yorks," due to her father being the Duke of York.

Princess Beatrice Buckingham Palace Garden Party
Princess Beatrice smiles during a garden party held at Buckingham Palace, on May 30, 2013 in London, England. Jonathan Brady/Getty

The International Princess

Beatrice studied history and the history of ideas at trendy London arts university Goldsmiths, which counts artist Damian Hirst, members of band Blur and film director Steve McQueen among its past graduates.

She then took on internships which Buckingham Palace said would "broaden her knowledge and experience to complement her position as a member of the royal family."

The princess worked for a while at Sony Pictures, leaving in 2014 after a hack on the company attributed to North Korea exposed her salary, address and other confidential information, the Daily Telegraph reported.

It is not clear whether the security breach, thought to be in retaliation for a film mocking Kim Jong Un, was the cause of her departure or merely sped up a decision she had already been considering.

However, after leaving Sony's offices in Soho, London, she moved to New York City where she works as Vice President of Partnerships and Strategy at Afiniti, a multinational data and software company.

She styles herself professionally as Beatrice York and is "responsible for the management of the strategic Afiniti partnerships as well as company growth through unique initiatives and client development."

She even has a LinkedIn account.

The princess also does charity work and became the first royal to run the London Marathon in 2010, wearing a green tutu.

Among her celebrity friends, she counts pop star Ellie Goulding and model Karlie Kloss, the Evening Standard reported.

Princess Beatrice Runs London Marathon
Princess Beatrice takes part in the Virgin London Marathon on April 25, 2010 in London, England. Princess Beatrice is competed as part of a 34 person human caterpillar. Chris Jackson/Getty


Princess Beatrice famously turned heads at Prince William's Westminster Abbey wedding to Kate Middleton with a striking fascinator designed by Philip Treacy.

The hat was so flamboyant its Irish maker later told the BBC: "There was a moment where I thought I would find myself with my head on a spike outside the Tower of London."

However, the piece was subsequently sold at auction raising £81,100 ($102,000) for charity.

Beatrice was maid of honor at younger sister Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in October, 2018.

And now she plans a wedding of her own, which should have taken place in spring but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Princess Eugenie Fascinator at Royal Wedding
Princess Beatrice wears a striking fascinator by Irish hat maker Philip Treacy alongside sister Princess Beatrice, uncle Prince Edward and father Prince Andrew following the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. Chris Jackson/Getty

On May 29, she would have married property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at The Chapel Royal, St James's Palace.

The queen was due to host a private reception in the gardens of Buckingham Palace after the ceremony.

They got engaged in September 2019, when Sarah Ferguson said: "I know what a mother feels so I have tears of joy.

"I am so proud of this sensational news."

No revised wedding date has been set, with palace insiders telling Newsweek it is too soon to announce any new, fixed timetable.

I know what a mother feels so I have tears of joy. I am so proud of this sensational news. Andrew and I are just the luckiest people ever to have two great sons in law pic.twitter.com/WIhe9eamrF

— Sarah Ferguson (@SarahTheDuchess) September 26, 2019

Instead, she has been riding out lockdown at Mozzi's family home in the Cotswolds, in the west of England, away from her sister who is at Royal Lodge, the home of father Prince Andrew.

She appears to have been working from home, doing a charity video call for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

A new picture also emerged recently, shot for Chaos SixtyNine magazine by photographer Phil Poynter with make up by Pat McGrath.

Poynter said on Instagram: "As part of the Chaos SixtyNine Lips cover with @patmcgrathreal, HRH Princess Beatrice of York was kind enough to sit for a personal portrait session.

"Here's the result... Stunning!"