Will Princess Beatrice Become a Duchess When She Gets Married Like Kate and Meghan
Princess Beatrice is getting ready to tie the knot with her fiancé, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. But with the royal family going through some major drama, there has been a lot of questions surrounding Beatrice’s upcoming nuptials. The royals have yet to reveal details about the wedding, leaving fans to wonder if Princess Beatrice will be receiving a new title once she exchanges vows.
When do royals hand out new titles?
Queen Elizabeth normally issues new titles after members of the royal family get married. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, for example, became the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following their wedding in 2018.
When it comes to duke and duchess titles, there are technically two ways a person can be granted those honors. A person becomes a duke or a duchess if they inherit the title or if the ruling monarch grants it to them.
This seems pretty straight forward, but there are certain rules that might prevent someone from inheriting a dukedom. For instance, a female is not eligible to inherit her father’s titles, which is why Beatrice or her younger sister, Princess Eugenie, will probably never be called the Duchess of York.
What’s really strange about this setup is that a woman marrying into the family can take on the title of duchess, as long as her husband gains a dukedom.
Queen Elizabeth, of course, could overrule this antiquated protocol, but so far the royals have not set a precedent on this issue.
Will Princess Beatrice become a duchess?
When Eugenie tied the knot with Jack Brooksbank in 2018, she was not granted a duchess title. Based on that, it would seem as though Beatrice will also get snubbed following her wedding this year.
Although it is likely that Princess Beatrice does not get a duchess title in 2020, there is a small chance that Queen Elizabeth will grant her one. According to Express, Beatrice’s role in the royal family will likely increase now that Harry and Meghan have stepped down from their posts.
If Princess Beatrice takes on more royal responsibilities, Queen Elizabeth might grant her a title that is more appropriate to her new station. The fact that Her Majesty is hosting Beatrice’s reception inside Buckingham Palace indicates that Beatrice will become more active in the coming years.
“It was a really special gesture as it will be the first wedding celebration at Buckingham Palace since William and Catherine’s in 2011,” a source shared.
The last time a wedding reception was held inside Buckingham Palace was when Prince William and Kate Middleton exchanged vows in 2011.
Royal experts believe Beatrice will get a royal promotion
Beatrice and Eugenie have always worked as part-time members of the royal family. They both have normal careers outside of the monarchy, which they would probably have to give up if the went full-time.
The royals have not said anything about Beatrice and Eugenie’s future in the monarchy, but some royal experts believe they will both step up in the absence of Harry and Meghan.
“It’s quite clear that one of the consequences is that Beatrice and Eugenie will now be brought forward—if they’re willing to be brought forward,” Robert Lacey, a royal historian, explained.
Beatrice is currently the vice-president of a company that develops software for American businesses called Afiniti.
It is unclear how much Princess Beatrice makes in the private sector, but we do know that she receives an annual stipend from her dad, Prince Andrew. The Duke of York was forced to step down from his royal duties last year amid his scandalous ties to Jeffrey Epstein.
Will Princess Beatrice’s wedding bring the royals together?
Between Andrew’s sex scandal and Harry and Meghan’s stunning exit, the royals have been going through a lot of drama in recent months. Although few details have been released, inside sources claim that Queen Elizabeth hopes Princess Beatrice’s wedding will bring everyone together.
“The queen has asked everyone to come together to put on a united front,” an insider dished. “The press officers of all the palaces hope to portray the Beatrice wedding as the big event that brings the family back together again.”
The source claims that the wedding will take place at the end of May and that the reception will be held inside Buckingham Palace. The royals have not confirmed the wedding date, but there is little doubt that the ceremony could be what the family needs to repair their public image.
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi got engaged this past fall. The two shared a slew of adorable engagement photos on social media, and several members of the royal family congratulated them on Twitter and Instagram.