Princess Beatrice of York is celebrating her 30th birthday and has received some very royal birthday wishes on social media.
Her mother, Sarah Ferguson, was one of the first to post a heartfelt message online and even shared some unseen family photos of the princess on her big day.
“Happy birthday my Trixie-Belle,” she wrote on Instagram. “So proud of you.”
In one photo Sarah shared, a very young Beatrice could be seen smiling from ear to ear alongside sister Princess Eugenie in matching party dresses. In another, the two sisters beamed with excitement as they posed with matching hair styles.
Eugenie, 28, also took to social media with some vintage photos of her sister. In the first, she was a tiny baby smiling alongside a very young Sarah.
Another showed Beatrice alongside her sister for a recent Vogue photoshoot, while a further photo showed the two sisters posing with their proud mother.
“Happy 30th birthday to you Beatrice,” Eugenie wrote. “What an amazing sister you are and we are so proud of the person you have become.”
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, opted for a more formal social media post for his daughter, referring to Beatrice as “Her Royal Highness”.
Meanwhile, the official Royal Family Instagram page shared 30 photos of the birthday girl to represent each year of her life so far. In one, she could be seen as a newborn baby in a portrait with Sarah and the Duke of York. In another, she could be seen as a young school, while her teenage years were also represented. There was even a photo of Beatrice with Queen Elizabeth.
“Wishing Princess Beatrice a very Happy 30th Birthday,” the post read. “To mark the occasion we’ve put together #30at30 photos of HRH. #HappyirthdayHRH.”
Beatrice’s birthday comes a week after she revealed how tough it can be juggling a day job and being a princess.
Speaking exclusively to British Vogue, Beatrice and Eugenie explained that they’ve often been left in tears over cruel jibes and mockery they’ve received in the past.
“It’s hard to navigate situations like these because there is no precedent, there is no protocol,” she explained. “We are the first: We are young women trying to build careers and have personal lives, and we are also princesses, and doing all of this in the public eye.”