Despite not being a working royal, Princess Beatrice of York has had a successful career as the King’s niece.
She experimented with acting briefly in 2007 when she appeared in a film co-produced with her mother, Sarah Ferguson.
Beatrice made her acting debut as an extra in The Young Victoria, something some fans may be unaware of. Recently, images of the Princess dressed in a Victorian gown from the film reappeared.
In the 2009 film, which starred Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria, the Princess of York played one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting.
The Young Victoria chronicled Queen Victoria’s childhood and included the pivotal Coronation scene.
Princess Beatrice was seen enjoying her role as an extra in The Young Victoria while dressed in an amazing Victorian gown.
The Princess wore a silvery gown with a sweeping skirt, fitted corset bodice, puff sleeves, and brilliant pink floral decorations.
Despite being historically correct, the vibrant blooms and low neckline gave the period ensemble a springtime feel.
The same flowers might be found on Beatrice’s feathered circle. Sarah, Duchess of York, the Princess’s mother, who is well-known for her passion for royal history, co-produced the film.
Royal fans have already noted a startling resemblance between Princess Beatrice and Queen Victoria, claiming that the late monarch looks just like Beatrice.
Fergie named both of her daughters after Victorian-era royal women. Princess Beatrice is named after Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter, Beatrice.
Furthermore, Princess Eugenie’s name is a tribute to Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Queen Victoria’s granddaughter and the daughter of Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom.
Eugenie’s middle names, Victoria and Helena, are similarly derived from the Victorian era. Victoria, of course, honors the monarch.
Her second middle name references Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, Victoria’s third child.
Queen Victoria had nine children with Prince Albert, so the Duke and Duchess of York had enough names to select from.
When Princess Eugenie’s first son, August, was born in 2021, she continued the custom. August was one of Prince Albert’s given names. Franz Albert August Karl Emanuel was his given name.
Ernest, the Princess’s second son, has no Victorian connection. However, Ernest was King George V’s second name, making him his great great great grandfather.