Princess Beatrice looks identical to royal ancestor who survived EIGHT assassination attempts

Princess Beatrice looks so much like this royal relative but apart from looks and bloodline - they live very different lives

Princess Beatrice attends the 'Together at Christmas' Carol Service at Westminster Abbey on December 15, 2022 in London, England. Spearheaded by Catherine, Princess of Wales and supported by The Royal Foundation, this year's carol service is dedicated to Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the values she demonstrated throughout her life.
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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, 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!

Queen of Great Britain, Queen Victoria holding a framed photograph. Original Publication: People Disc - HU0183 / Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie arrive at Horseguards Parade during the annual Trooping The Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade on June 13, 2015 in London, England.

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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).

Queen Victoria,1819-1901. Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Saxe-Coburg. From a portrait by Dalton after F. Winterhalter. From the book 'The Girlhood of Queen Victoria 1832-1840 Vol II' published 1912 / Princess Beatrice poses for photographs, whilst wearing period costume, during a break in filming on the set of 'The Young Victoria' at Lincoln Cathedral on September 26, 2007 in Lincoln, England. The Young Victoria is a period drama film conceived by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, who is one of the films producers, based on the early life of Queen Victoria. Princess Beatrice is an extra, cast as a lady-in-waiting, during the coronation scene.

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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.

Queen Victoria 1819-1901 Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Saxe-Coburg in 1843 From the picture by F. Winterhalter. From the book "The Letters of Queen Victoria 1844-1853 Vol II"published 1907. / Princess Beatrice attends day 4 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 17, 2016 in Ascot, England.

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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.

Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901) and Prince Albert (1819 - 1861), five years after their marriage / Princess Beatrice of York attends Mazi's Summer Party with guest of honor Eugenie Niarchos, Venyx World, on June 24, 2014 in London, England.

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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 Hanna
Junior News Editor

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.

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