Royal feud: How Princess Beatrice ‘reacted with fury at hostile family members’

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PRINCESS BEATRICE, who has announced her engagement to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, was said to be increasingly angry at the “appalling” way her mother, Sarah Ferguson, was being treated by some senior members of the Royal Family , unearthed reports reveal.

On Thursday, The Duke and Duchess of York announced that their eldest daughter, Princess Beatrice, is engaged to her boyfriend, the 34-year old property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. The Princess, who is ninth-in-line to the throne, will tie the knot with Mr Mapelli Mozzi next year. The couple said in a statement: “We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together.

“We share so many similar interests and values, and we know that this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness.”

Princess Beatrice’s parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, also shared their excitement.

The Duchess of York wrote on Twitter: “ I know what a mother feels so I have tears of joy. I am so proud of this sensational news.

“Andrew and I are just the luckiest people ever to have two great sons in law.”

Beatrice was increasingly angry at the “appalling” way her mother Sarah Ferguson was being treated Image GETTY
Beatrice was increasingly angry at the “appalling” way her mother Sarah Ferguson was being treated Image GETTY

Beatrice was increasingly angry at the “appalling” way her mother, Sarah Ferguson, was being treated (Image GETTY)

Princess Beatrice is engaged to her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi Image GETTY
Princess Beatrice is engaged to her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi Image GETTY

Princess Beatrice is engaged to her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (Image GETTY)

The royal wedding will be another occasion for the entire Royal Family to get together, and hopefully completely repair Fergie’s relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh.

Since Sarah was embroiled in one of the Royal Family’s biggest ever scandals, her relationship with the rest of the members has been extremely difficult.

Five months after announcing she was separating from Prince Andrew in 1992, compromising photographs of her with her “financial advisor” were taken at her holiday villa in St Tropez.

The snaps appeared to show Texan millionaire John Bryan kissing and sucking the Duchess’ toes and the arch of her foot, and Prince Philip in particular, is said to have had the strongest reaction to her daughter-in-law’s scandalous antics.

However, his behaviour was reportedly “appalling” towards the Duchess of York, and Princess Beatrice once claimed her mother was the victim of “mean spirited actions to make her feel unwelcome”.

Beatrice was imploring Prince Andrew to see that their mother was not treated as an outcast Image GETTY
Beatrice was imploring Prince Andrew to see that their mother was not treated as an outcast Image GETTY

Beatrice was imploring Prince Andrew to see that their mother was not treated as an outcast (Image GETTY)

According to a 2005 report by the Daily Express, Beatrice was “furious” at the way her mother was being treated.

The report reads: “Princess Beatrice and her sister Eugenie believe the Duke of Edinburgh and other royals have no excuse for freezing Sarah Ferguson out, more than a decade later after her toe-sucking scandal, and have tried to encourage their grandparents to forgive and forget.

“Friends say her children feel Fergie has been targeted with petty, mean-spirited actions to make her feel unwelcome and say she is regarded as an irritation by Prince Philip, despite the Queen inviting her to Balmoral in August after a 13-year-old ban.”

Some of the “petty actions” reportedly included sending the Duchess a bill for laundry for her daughters’ clothes at Christmas.

Philip and Sarah were pictured for the first time together in years at Princess Eugenie’s wedding Image GETTY
Philip and Sarah were pictured for the first time together in years at Princess Eugenie’s wedding Image GETTY

Philip and Sarah were pictured for the first time together in 26 years at Princess Eugenie’s wedding (Image GETTY)

The report noted that the Duchess’ spokesman was unable to comment on the claims, but a friend of Fergie was quoted as saying: “It is no secret that Sarah’s daughters are pretty fed up by the way their mother has been treated by some members of the Royal Family.

“Some of the bills she has been sent have been pretty miserly.

“They are constantly berating their father for allowing it to happen and Beatrice in particular has been imploring Prince Andrew to see that their mother is not treated as an outcast.”

Philip and Sarah were pictured for the first time together in 26 years at Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank last October.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK