Princess Beatrice shows part of her London flat in a new video
It’s been quite the year for Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie‘s older sister and Prince Andrew’s daughter. First her engagement party came under scrutiny due to her father’s scandal, then the wedding itself was postponed owing to the current coronavirus pandemic. However, Beatrice, who is engaged to an Italian count, Edo Mapelli Mozzi, has seemingly taken it all in her stride and proudly continued on with her royal duties.
This time, like other royals who’ve had to adapt during lockdown, she’s shared a video of herself speaking from the London home that she shares with Edo, all for a charitable cause: the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
Addressing the camera directly, Beatrice shares a message of support for all the families who have been supported by the hospice and sent a reminder that their helpline is still available.
“I just wanted to send this message for all the families and young people supported by the incredible work of the hospice,” she begins. “I know that this is an incredibly challenging time, especially for those living in isolation, not receiving that face to face support, which is delivered by the incredible nurses and staff at the hospice.”
Behind Beatrice, a glimpse of her St James’ Palace home, in which she is currently quarantining with her partner, can be seen. On show is a neutrally decorated room complete with a black and white photograph on the wall, cream curtains and a vase featuring decorative twigs.
This is actually the second time Beatrice has offered keen royalists a small view inside the palace, the interior of which has rarely been seen by the public – she also sent a video message out as part of her patronage with another charity, the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre, this time showing a plain white wall with a gilded gold portrait on display in the background.
This sneak peek inside Beatrice’s home comes shortly after her cousin Prince Harry, and his wife Meghan Markle, were spotted sitting in front of some elaborate artwork in their LA home during one of their charity video calls.
COSMOPOLITAN – Jennifer Savin