Always the bridesmaid: After two royal weddings, when will it be Princess Beatrice’s turn?
ALL eyes are now on Princess Beatrice as the last “top tier” royal of her generation yet to get married following the weddings of her sister Princess Eugenie and cousin Prince Harry, prominent Royal family expert Richard Fitzwilliams has said.
We thought she might marry Dave Clark, the Virgin Galactic businessman. She was with him for ten years, but it was not to be
Mr Fitzwilliams, the former editor of The International Who’s Who, said there was an “enormous amount of interest” in the 30-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew and Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, especially after the two sets of high-profile nuptials this year.
He said: “We thought she might marry Dave Clark, the Virgin Galactic businessman.
“She was with him for ten years, but it was not to be.
“We have just had two royal weddings which were a fantastic advert for the Royal family.
The only person in the top tier of Royals who is likely to be married in the next few years is Princess Beatrice.
“We are talking about another 20-25 years before the likes of Prince George and Princess Charlotte get married.”
Beatrice and her sister have attracted negative publicity in the past, not least because of their choice of headgear at Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011.
r Fitzwilliams said: “The two of them were in a position where they had royal titles thrust upon them.
“This has been gone over many times on whether that should be the case.”
He said he had “no specific knowledge” of her plans for the future, adding: “You’d have to ask her.”
Beatrice played a prominent role in her younger sister’s wedding at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, acting as maid-of-honour.
She is currently keeping herself busy, commutes to New York, where she works for IT company Affinity.
Nevertheless, there have been rumours she has been dating recently after she was been spotted with businessman James Williams.
According to Elle Australia, the two were seen out at dinner in sunny Los Angeles, where they later drove away together.
Mr Williams serves as CEO of professional boxer, legendary fighter Floyd Mayweather’s gym brand.
He was a student at the University of Leeds, and he shares mutual friends with Eugenie and new husband Jack Brooksbank.
He is also friends with singer Robbie Williams, whose daughter Theodora was a bridesmaid at Eugenie’s wedding.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK