The Queen has led the tributes paid to Princess Beatrice as she celebrates her 32nd birthday.
- Princess Beatrice of York turns 32 today
- The Royal Family’s official Instagram account shared a throwback snap of the Queen’s fifth grandchild
- It follows royal news that The Queen shares rare glimpse of private part of Windsor Castle as she opens it to public
Her Majesty the Queen has led the well wishers in wishing Princess Beatrice a happy 32nd birthday.
The Monarch paid tribute to her grandchild via the official Instagram account of the Royal Family, which shared a sweet photo of the Princess and Her Majesty during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations back in 2012.
The caption read, “Wishing Princess Beatrice a very Happy Birthday! Her Royal Highness is The Queen’s 5th grandchild.
“This was taken when The Princess joined her grandmother at a Maundy Thursday Service at York Minster.”
Princess Beatrice’s birthday comes just weeks after she tied the knot with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at a secret Windsor wedding in front of the Queen and the Duchess of York.
The royal was due to get married in May, but her plans had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The nuptial had to be scaled-down from the original plans to around 20 guests due to the pandemic. Guests are said to have included The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh – who have been self isolating at Windsor Castle – as well as Beatrice’s dad Prince Andrew.
A friend of Beatrice’s told the publication, “A massive wedding was out of the question because of coronavirus.
“They were obviously very keen for the Queen to come so the wedding had to happen before she goes up to Balmoral so this was a great opportunity.
“So many guests were disappointed not to make the big day but understood the reason for it.
“They needed to make the wedding Covid-secure and safe for the Queen so what better way than the All Saints Chapel with reception on site at the Royal Lodge.
“They are just like a normal family and had to make sacrifices like many others have up and down the country and looking forward to having a wonderful celebration when the time is right.”