Princess Eugenie Reveals Princess Beatrice’s Secret Nickname in Honor of Her Birthday
Today, Princess Beatrice marked her 31st birthday. And while there’s no telling how the royal family celebrated her special day behind the scenes, they did publicly send well wishes to the Princess of York on social media.
Yep, just like they did for Meghan Markle’s big day, the royal family shared all the Instagram posts in honor of Princess Beatrice. There were throwbacks, there were secret nicknames and there was even a matter of fact message from Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. What more could a birthday girl want?
Her Majesty kicked things off and shared a photo on @theroyalfamily Instagram account of Beatrice waving on the steps of St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on her sister, Princess Eugenie’s, wedding day.
Queen Elizabeth’s people captioned the snap, “Today is Princess Beatrice of York’s 31st Birthday. Princess Beatrice is the first child of @hrhthedukeofyork and Sarah, Duchess of York, and fifth grandchild of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. #HappyBirthdayHRH.” A rather serious and factual caption, don’t you think? At least a balloon emoji was tacked on to add a little whimsical edge.
Prince Andrew followed in his mom’s footsteps and penned a short but sweet note to his firstborn, which he started with a party hat emoji. (Wild.) The note accompanied a collage of four photos, including one of Princess Beatrice at her christening, one of her as a child, one from the 2015 Royal Ascot Day and another from Princess Eugenie’s wedding, where Princess Beatrice served as maid of honor.
“Happy Birthday Princess Beatrice! Thank you everyone for the lovely birthday wishes! #HappyBirthdayHRH,” the caption read.
Her mother, Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson, kept her Instagram post rather tame by Fergie standards. She shared a slideshow of photos spanning from Beatrice’s childhood (her little baby face! Her puppies!) to adulthood.
She simply captioned it, “Happy Birthday dearest Beatrice xx.”
It was Beatrice’s 29-year-old sister’s Instagram post that proved to be the most telling. In a slideshow with photos from their past and present together, Princess Eugenie revealed her nickname for Beatrice.
“You have been bossing it since before I was born and continue to be the most wonderful person, friend and big sister… Happy Birthday to you Beabea!! Xx,” she wrote.
Beabea is a very cute nickname. And, for the record, we’re adding “bossing it” to our lexicon.
Happy Birthday, Princess Beatrice!