The newly-engaged Princess of York has a coterie of A-list friends and fans, and is winning praise for her fashion choices
Just as the popularity of the ‘woke’ Duke and Duchess of Sussex nosedives sharper than a turbulent private jet trip and the Cambridges’ budget airline piety soars like a towering public retort, the royal engine is whirring into overdrive.
At least the Queen can breathe a sigh of relief that there is one royal flying under the radar, living her best life. While at Balmoral tensions reached fever pitch, in south-west London all was serene as Beatrice gathered her inner circle around her for a 31st birthday dinner under Battersea’s arches. The armoury of modern day ladies-in-waiting included Gabriela Peacock, Holly Branson, Astrid Harbord and Sabine Getty. Her father might be causing a royal rumpus, but Queen Bea is the toast of the town.
The recent transformation of Her Majesty’s granddaughter is one of fairytale proportions. Gone are the days of that contorted Philip Treacy pretzel-hat calamity at Kate and Will’s wedding in 2011 ‒ Princess Beatrice has grown into a swan, making a stealth rise in social circles and topping best dressed lists everywhere (most notably since her sister Princess Eugenie’s wedding last year).