Beatrice faced ‘difficult’ pressure after relationship breakdown and Eugenie’s wedding


PRINCESS BEATRICE faced “difficult” pressure after her ex-boyfriend married following their relationship breaking down, and her sister Princess Eugenie’s wedding, a royal commentator claimed.

“We are all doing well and Wolfie [Edo’s son from another relationship] is the best big brother to Sienna.”

Edo himself explained how “our life together has just begun”, and that he “can’t wait to see all the amazing things that await us”.

He added: “Feeling so much love and gratitude for my amazing wife, baby Sienna and Wolfie.

Beatrice faced 'difficult' pressure after relationship breakdown and Eugenie's wedding

Beatrice faced ‘difficult’ pressure after relationship breakdown and Eugenie’s wedding (Image: GETTY)

Princess Beatrice with Eugenie on her wedding day

Princess Beatrice with Eugenie on her wedding day (Image: GETTY)

These are the days I never want to forget. This week, a friend said to me the sweetest saying… that with every child you grow a whole new heart.”

Beatrice is the latest royal mother to welcome a child this year, following in the footsteps of Eugenie, Meghan Markle and Zara Tindall.

And although Beatrice has capped off an incredible period of her life, prior to meeting Edo she was reportedly struggling to cope, after seeing her decade-long romance to her ex-boyfriend finish, and Eugenie marry Jack Brooksbank.

According to royal commentator Angela Mollard, Beatrice spent “10 years with a very nice chap called Dave Clark” who was an Uber executive.

Princess Beatrice with her mother Sarah Ferguson

Princess Beatrice with her mother Sarah Ferguson (Image: GETTY)

She told New Idea earlier this year: “A decade together — I think it was probably one of those relationships where they were comfortable, they really liked each other, but there just wasn’t that spark.”

The pair’s relationship ended on amicable terms, but Beatrice didn’t attend Dave’s 2018 wedding to Lynn Anderson.

The same year Eugenie married Jack.

Ms Mollard added: “[Dave] went on and married someone within [two years] of their separation.

“That’s always hard — so she lost her boyfriend, [then] her sister got married.”

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie (Image: GETTY)

According to reports at the time of their 2016 break-up, a source said: “After 10 years together, Beatrice and Dave had to wonder why they were not married.

“They talked it through and decided to take time apart to reflect on the future.

“They remain friends and the decision to break up was mutual.”

A separate source told The Mail on Sunday that the split upset some close to Beatrice, including her mother Sarah Ferguson, who “considers Dave to be part of the family”.

They added: “She is very sad it didn’t work out. They have been together longer than many marriages last.”

There was some speculation that the couple were delaying their plans of marriage as a result of Beatrice’s status in the line of succession.

At the time, Beatrice was among the first six heirs to the throne – which meant she would have had to sought the Queen’s permission to wed.

Reports claimed that Beatrice’s cousin, Prince William, was not fond of Dave, and could have influence the Queen’s decision on whether they could get married.

But after Princess Charlotte was born, and Beatrice moved down the royal pecking order, a proposal still didn’t come.

Back in 2016, a source alleged: “Beatrice has become a lot more assertive and confident recently.

“She gave Dave an ultimatum, but it backfired because he did not ask her to marry him.

“They both agreed that with no marriage in their future, it was time to go separate ways.”


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