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DID YOU KNOW ? – This August 8 is a day of celebration for Princess Beatrice of York, who is celebrating her 35th birthday. The opportunity to return to his remarkable appearance in a film retracing the life of his illustrious grandmother, Queen Victoria.
The British royal family has strong ties to the entertainment industry: King Charles III has performed in the theater before, Diana was an avid dancer, Fergie appeared in the ‘Friends’ series, Queen Elizabeth starred in sketches filmed for the London Olympics, then for its platinum jubilee…
For her part, Princess Beatrice is the first member of the royal family to have made an appearance in a blockbuster. In 2009, the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson appeared in period dress in the film “Victoria: The Young Years of a Queen”, directed by Quebecer Jean-Marc Vallée.
In this British-American historical feature film, actress Emily Blunt plays Queen Victoria, the great-great-great-great-grandmother of Princess Beatrice, who reigned over the United Kingdom between 1837 and 1901. Another headliner, actor Rupert Friend plays the role of Prince Albert.
An extra role that Beatrice owes to her mother Fergie
It was in the scene of Victoria’s coronation, reproducing the one celebrated on June 28, 1838, that Beatrice made a – silent – appearance among the ladies-in-waiting. A royal presence linked to the fact that his mother Fergie co-produced the film. To see her broad smile on the set, in 2007 at Lincoln Cathedral, in the east of England, Princess Beatrice clearly appreciated this experience as an extra.
Two years later, when the film was released at the cinema, it was surrounded by her mother and her sister Princess Eugenie that she took part in the world premiere organized in London. The trio also defended the feature film during its presentation at the Toronto Film Festival. Princess Beatrice even had her Hollywood screening, with red carpet, in December 2009.