Royal Family Fans Are Loving Princess Eugenie’s Birthday Tribute to Princess Beatrice

While it may be Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as well as Kate Middleton and Prince William currently in the royal spotlight, we can’t forget they were far from the first royals to make a splash. Fans of the family most likely remember Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s scandalous and tumultuous marriage. And while the two have since divorced and remained friends, they have their two daughters, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice, to carry on their legacy.

The princesses have gotten more attention lately than ever before. Princess Eugenie married last year, and Princess Beatrice is steadily seeing a man of her own. And just recently, Princess Beatrice celebrated her birthday. So of course, fans adored the sweet tribute her younger sister wrote for her on Instagram.

Princess Beatrice recently turned 31 years old

Princess Beatrice
Princess Beatrice | Noam Galai/Getty Images for New York Magazine

It seems like just yesterday when Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson were raising their young daughters. Now, the princesses are all grown up — and Princess Beatrice is officially into her 30s. She just turned 31 on August 8, and we’re sure she had an ultra-special day planned with friends, family, and her millionaire boyfriend, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

The birthday tributes from the rest of the royals rolled in steadily as well. Prince Andrew posted a montage of throwback photos showing him with Princess Beatrice. And Sarah Ferguson added her own contribution of old photos with her, her daughter, and Prince Andrew. The official Instagram account for the royal family posted a more current photo of the princess with a sweet birthday message as well. And of course, fans flocked to all of these social media posts to show their love, too.

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are very close

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, with Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, with Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice | Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

While it seems Princess Beatrice may have kept her 31st birthday party under wraps for just her friends and family, we’re sure Princess Eugenie was present. Princess Eugenie is a little less than two years younger than her sister, and they’ve talked at length in the past about how close they were growing up. They even lived in a four-bedroom apartment together in St. James’s Palace prior to Princess Eugenie’s marriage, and the fact that neither is a working royal may also unite them now.

Just because they’re close doesn’t mean they’re anything alike, however. Back in 2008, Princess Eugenie told The Telegraph, “I am definitely not as polite as Beatrice, I have to say. I tell it as it is. I am shyer at first. Like, at a party I will say to Beatrice as we go in, ‘Oh, you go first.’ But then, when we’re actually in, I am much louder and she is far more polite and solicitous.” Despite their differences, all three women in their family — the princesses and their infamous mother — remain on great terms and frequently seem to get together.

Princess Eugenie posted a sweet birthday tribute to her sister

Due to their closeness, it’s no surprise that Princess Eugenie created a tribute for Princess Beatrice on her Instagram. “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 captioned her post. And of course, fans went wild.

“Gorgeous photos of you both! Strong women representing the UK! [sic],” one follower commented. And another wrote, “I ❤️ that you ladies always have each other’s back… love your feisty mom too! [sic].” Yet another wrote, “Happy birthday beatrice!! These are some really adorable pictures. It’s sweet to see that the 2 Princesses of York enjoy a close bond [sic].”

Princess Eugenie has her birthday coming up next in March. And while Princess Beatrice doesn’t have an Instagram account of her own, we’re hoping to hear all about the festivities then as well. And perhaps if royal fans are lucky, there will also be an engagement on the horizon for the older princess. We’ll have to wait and see.

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