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Princess Beatrice looks like Queen Victoria and once you see it - you can't unsee it. The striking royal resemblance is even more impressive, in light of how many generations separate the pair. Yes, she may be her great great great great grandmother - but there's no mistaking that they're related.
- Princess Beatrice and Queen Victoria were born 169 years apart.
- The Princess even starred in a film about Queen Victoria called Young Victoria back in 2009 - but not how you might expect.
- In other royal news, Prince William is the spitting image of his namesake Royal Family member in rare unearthed photos.
Princess Beatrice and Queen Victoria were born 169 years apart, into completely different worlds. Despite existing in an age where women had little autonomy over their day-to-day existence, Queen Victoria ruled over her country and the Commonwealth for 63 years and 216 days. This reign was the longest ever of a British monarch until the late Queen Elizabeth II pipped her to the post.
History looks back on Queen Victoria and the Victorian era as being incredibly prudish, but in actual fact many historians report that the monarch and her generation were sex mad!
According to her diaries, she and her husband Prince Albert were very active in the bedroom department, from the very beginning of their relationship. She and Albert were utterly besotted with each other, and according to Biography.com (opens in new tab), "she filled her diaries with talk of their thriving sex life."
The royal also proved a controversial ruler for many, especially the people whose countries had been colonized by the British Empire without their consent. During her incredibly long time on the throne, there were eight attempts on her life - per Historic UK (opens in new tab).
Though Princess Beatrice, one of the Queen's grandchildren, was born worlds apart from Queen Victoria - the pair look incredibly alike. Many noticed the resemblance after the Princess made a cameo in the 2009 film Young Victoria, a biopic produced by her mother Sarah Ferguson. Beatrice played a lady-in-waiting, and the title character was played by British actor Emily Blunt.
It's likely that Queen Victoria would have frowned upon a Princess taking an acting role, or living a professional life. As Princess Beatrice isn't a working royal, she's carved out her own path - though not as an actor.
After graduating from Goldsmiths College in London, the entered working life and town&country (opens in new tab) reports that per a LinkedIn page that is no longer live, "for a time she served as the vice president of partnerships and strategy at Afiniti.com (opens in new tab), a New York City-based artificial intelligence company."
Something that would have delighted Queen Victoria, who famously orchestrated the intermarriage of royal families across Europe via her nine children, is Beatrice's choice of husband. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi is a businessman, born into Italian nobility whose family seat is the Villa Mapelli Mozzi located in Ponte San Pietro, Bergamo.
The happy couple shares a daughter, Sienna, as well as Edo's son from a previous relationship Wolfie. Unlike other royal babies, there haven't been many images of Princess Beatrice's daughter, but she's sure to look like a distant relative too.
Strong familial resemblances in the Royal Family aren't unusual as Princess Eugenie looks like the Queen Mother and fans can't believe how much Princess Margaret's granddaughter looks like the late royal.
Aoife is Junior News Editor at woman&home.
She's an Irish journalist and writer with a background in creative writing, comedy, and TV production.
Formerly Aoife was a contributing writer at Bustle and her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica, EVOKE and her poetry features in the Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.
Outside of work you might bump into her at a garden center, charity shop, yoga studio, lifting heavy weights, or (most likely) supping/eating some sort of delicious drink/meal.
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