British Royal Family

Princess Eugenie shares a rare, never-before-seen pic of Princess Beatrice from the night before her wedding

The royal newlywed turned 32 on Saturday.

By Jess Pullar
Princess Beatrice celebrated her 32nd birthday over the weekend in classic fashion - with a series of Instagram tributes.
The newlywed rang in her big day on August 8th no doubt to a plethora of love and support from her family and friends - and while her actual celebrations were understandably kept under wraps, there was still a public element to the day that we all got to enjoy.
Taking to Instagram on her elder sister's special day, Princess Eugenie shared a thoughtful message to Beatrice.
"Happy happy Birthday dear Beabea 🐝," she wrote alongside two candid images of the sisters.
Referencing the first picture, Eugenie wrote: "Here we are on the eve of your wedding. Still rocking a scrunchie or hair accessory (since the 90s) and huge smiles on our faces."

Eugenie shared this sweet photo of the pair to her public Instagram page. (Instagram)
In the second image, the Princess proved some things never change - the royal sisters are seen with their mother, Sarah Ferguson smiling particularly cheerily, with Beatrice's bright white hair accessory mirroring the very one she wore in the photo taken barely a month ago.
"Such a beautiful shot of two sisters, no make up, no nonsense just sibling love," wrote one fan referencing the first image.
Another quipped of the second archived shot: "Ah, back in the days where smiling just meant showing as many of your teeth as possible! Happy birthday to HRH."
The two sisters didn't hold back on their grins in the second, archived image shared by Eugenie. (Instagram)
Beatrice's mum Sarah Ferguson also took to the social media platform to share her own birthday message for her eldest daughter.
"Happy Happy Birthday My Dearest Beatrice. 8.8.88 at 8.18pm was one of the greatest and most proud moments of my life. You are unique and simply one of the most special people on this planet. Your ever loving and devoted Mum," Sarah wrote.
A beautiful image of Beatrice as a young girl smelling a pink flower was included in the birthday tribute.

Buckingham Palace also shared a candid image of Beatrice having a chuckle with the Queen in an additional birthday tribute posted to @TheRoyalFamily's Instagram page.
"Wishing Princess Beatrice a very Happy Birthday!" the Palace wrote, before adding: "Her Royal Highness is The Queen's 5th grandchild."
"This [picture] was taken when The Princess joined her grandmother at a Maundy Thursday Service at York Minster."

Beatrice was married to her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a top secret ceremony in Windsor in July.
Given the current COVID-19 restrictions, the service was a much smaller affair than originally planned, with only 20 or so guests and a socially distanced ceremony and celebration.
Of course, Beatrice's nearest and dearest on the attendee list included the Queen herself, who was pictured with the newlyweds alongside husband Prince Philip after the ceremony.
Beatrice was married to her husband Edo in a small ceremony, which was attended by the Queen and Prince Philip. (Benjamin Wheeler / PA)

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