Princess Beatrice of York, full name Beatrice Elizabeth Mary Windsor, is the eldest daughter of the Duke of York (Prince Andrew) and Sarah, Duchess of York.

She was born at 8:18 PM British Summer Time on August 8, 1988 (8:18pm, 8/8/88) at the Portland Hospital, London, England. Her godparents are Viscount Linley; Peter Palumbo (now Lord Palumbo); the former Duchess of Roxburghe; Mrs Harry Cottrell; and Mrs John Greenall. She was the fifth grandchild born to Queen Elizabeth II, and was named after Queen Victoria's youngest child.

Following her parents' separation (1992) and divorce (1996), she lives with her mother and younger sister Eugenie in a wing of the Duke of York's Sunninghill Park residence, near Windsor. Beatrice is receiving her secondary school education at St. George's School, Ascot, Berkshire, despite some speculation that she and her sister would be sent to school in Switzerland.

She is currently fifth in line to the British throne behind her uncle Prince Charles (the Prince of Wales), her cousins Prince William and Prince Harry, and her father the Duke of York. Her official name is "Her Royal Highness, Princess Beatrice of York", and if you speak to her, you should call her "Your Royal Highness" or "Ma'am".

According to various sources, her likes include chocolate, French fries, American potato chips, Barbie dolls, and the colour pink. Like many members of the royal family, she enjoys sports including bicycle riding, tennis, and golf. She has also sung in her school choir, performing with them in front of the Queen in 2002.


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