The beautiful picture shows the royal posing in a black long-sleeved knit – and while we can’t see the rest of her outfit, we can confirm it’s a striped A-line skirt, since the snap dates back to 2016.
It was released as an official portrait back then, and added to the Duke of York’s official website, which now redirects to the royal family’s webpage.
WATCH: Princess Beatrice opens up about royal wedding
Beatrice’s stunning portrait was taken on 12 June 2016, before she stepped out with her father and sister Princess Eugenie for the Patron’s Lunch celebrations for The Queen’s 90th birthday. She finished her look with ankle-strap heels, loose curls in her hair and pretty, natural makeup.
In the new article, the royal spoke for the first time about her role as stepmother to husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi’s four-year-old son Christopher Woolf, known as Wolfie, from his previous relationship with American architect, Dara Huang.
Beatrice looks stunning in the elegant portrait
Marking World Book Day on Thursday, Beatrice, 32, wrote: “This year, I had the great honour to become a stepmother, and have had the most remarkable time going back over some of my most favourite stories at bedtime.
“Together, we had such a special time reading through all the entries for Oscar’s Book Prize 2020. The winning book Tad by Benji Davies is a remarkable story of resilience told through the adventures of Tad the little tadpole who was one of the smallest but one of the bravest in the pond.”
Beatrice was pictured wearing the outfit in 2016 at the Patron’s Lunch
Like thousands of children across the nation during lockdown, Beatrice wrote about what homeschooling has been like for her and her husband, saying: “My stepson has been, as many children have, home schooling this term. Helping him to engage with stories is a great journey to inspire imagination, creativity, independence and humour.
“If you have not yet read the Oi Frog books by Kes Grey and Jim Field, they have fast become our favourite.” How lovely is that?
HRH Princess Beatrice is patron of Oscars Book Prize, which is also supported by Amazon and National Literacy Trust. The shortlist for the prize will be announced on April 12.
MORE: Princess Beatrice’s sweet connection to nephew August Brooksbank revealed.
The royal baby arrived on 9 February
Although Beatrice, 32, is yet to meet the new addition, it seems the pair already have a special bond.
READ: Why Princess Eugenie’s royal baby’s birth date is especially poignant for the Queen
WATCH: Princess Eugenie shares first photos of baby August
After confirming her tot’s name, royal fans were quick to notice the sweet connection between aunt and nephew given that August happens to be the month Beatrice was born.
August, meanwhile, shares another important connection with Eugenie’s family. He shares a moniker with Queen Victoria’s consort Prince Albert, who had Augustus as a middle name. Prince Albert is August’s great-great-great-great-great-grandfather.
The baby’s second name, Philip, is in honour of Eugenie’s grandfather and August’s great-grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh.
Eugenie revealed her son’s name in a post on her Instagram Stories, which read: “On his grandfather’s birthday weekend, thinking of my grandfather, we are introducing our little boy. He is named after his great grandfather and both of his great x5 grandfathers.”
Princess Eugenie and husband Jack with their baby boy
The new mum finally shared August’s moniker on Saturday, 11 days after his birth. In their first family photos, which were shared on Instagram, the doting parents could be seen smiling sweetly down at August, who was sleeping soundly wrapped up in a blue blanket.
Eugenie added the caption: “We wanted to introduce you to August Philip Hawke Brooksbank. “Thank you for so many wonderful messages. Our hearts are full of love for this little human, words can’t express. We are excited to be able to share these photos with you. “[Photo] by our wonderful midwife. Thank you to the wonderful essential
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