HRH Princess Beatrice of York

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Beatrice Elizabeth Mary, born 8 August 1988, is the eldest daughter of the Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York. She is fifth in line to the throne. As a male-line grandchild of The Queen, she is styled Her Royal Highness, with the title Princess.

Beatrice was educated at Upton House School in Windsor and Coworth Park School in Surrey. Her secondary education was at St George's School in Ascot, where she graduated with A-levels in drama, history and film studies. She went to Goldsmith's College, University of London, in 2008, taking a joint honours degree in history and the history of ideas  - she graduated in 2011.

Beatrice's life has been comparatively free from media intrusion. She has attended a number of official royal occasions, such as the Trooping the Colour and The Queen's 80th Birthday. She and her sister were also guests at the Concert for Diana in 2007, organised by their cousins William and Harry.

However, Princess Beatrice hit the headlines when she wore an eccentric Phillip Treacy-designed hat to the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. She repsonded to criticism of her choice by putting the hat on eBay, and it fetched £81,000, which was split between Unicef and Children in Crisis.

She has expressed an interest in working for charity, and has become the first Junior Ambassador for Children In Crisis, which aims to educate children in the poorest countries to help lift them out of poverty. She is also involved with Springboard For Children, which provides literacy support to disadvantaged children in inner-city primary schools.

She has appeared as a non-speaking extra in the film The Young Victoria, based on the early years of her great-great-great-great grandmother, and has worked as a sales clerk at Selfridges.

She enjoys polo, riding, skiing, roller blading and golf.

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