Princess Beatrice of York celebrated her 31st birthday on Thursday and various members of the royal family have joined in on the festivities by sharing some adorable and unseen photographs of Beatrice on social media.
Beatrice’s younger sister Eugenie was one of the first to lead the birthday wishes, taking to her Instagram page with a series of adorable photographs of her sibling throughout the years.
“You have been bossing it since before I was born and continue to be the most wonderful person, friend and big sister,” the 29-year-old gushed. “Happy Birthday to you Beabea!”
In one photograph, a very young Beatrice could be seen wearing a pretty party dress and holding hands with Sarah Ferguson. Another showed both Beatrice and Eugenie smiling together as children and a further gorgeous family photograph showed the pair in matching outfits cuddling up with their mother.
Sarah was next to share her birthday wishes with her daughter, also opting to share an array of photographs of the princess throughout her life, simply writing on Instagram: “Happy Birthday dearest Beatrice.”
The Duchess of York chose an array of unseen photographs of Beatrice with her parents when she was younger and some additional pictures of the birthday girl throughout her childhood, much to the delight of her fans.
One person on Instagram wrote: “Happy birthday Princess Beartrice and what a wonderful testimony to your amazing mother.”
Another comment read: “What an excellent mother you are. Your children are testimony to the wonderful woman you are,” while a third added: “Happy Birthday beautiful young lady wonderful parents taught u [sic] well.”
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, also took to his social media account to share a collage of his favourite photographs of his eldest daughter.
“Happy Birthday Princess Beatrice,” he said. “Thank you everyone for the lovely birthday wishes!”
Meanwhile, the official Royal Family Instagram page said: “Today is Princess Beatrice of York’s 31st Birthday. Princess Beatrice is the first child of @hrhthedukeofyork and Sarah, Duchess of York, and fifth grandchild of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.”
One of the photos was of a proud Sarah and Andrew holding Beatrice as a baby. Another sweet photo showed the father holding hands with his daughter and another of the pair in a carriage.
The birthday wishes come just weeks after Beatrice as photographed alongside her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at an event in London. The princess sported a gorgeous bronze skirt and fashionable black jacket, which she paired perfectly with delicate black heels and a shiny clutch.
Wearing her hair in a low ponytail, the young royal made her beautiful green eyes pop by adding a touch of bronzer to her cheeks and a soft pink lip. Meanwhile, her property developer boyfriend went for a more casual look for the Lenny Kravitz and Dom Perignon ‘Assemblage’ exhibition, wearing a white button-up grandad collar shirt and bottle green trousers.