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Princess Beatrice gives candid interview revealing how The Queen inspires her

We rarely see such open and revealing interviews given by members of the Royal Family. The charitable causes and lives of the York sisters, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice usually go unnoticed, the events attended by and work done by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry take precedence.

The 29-year-old has made New York her home for the past two years. The Princess maintains a full diary, fulfilling professional, personal, and charitable endeavours. The latter of which she co-founded with Sam and Holly Branson in 2010. She has also made strides in her professional career as well by working with a business consultancy firm. Since the end of her ten-year relationship with David Clarke, she hasn’t been publicly seeing anyone.

In the interview with Hello!, Beatrice said that The Queen and her mother, Sarah Ferguson are her role models and inspirations.

She said: “I have two role models, my mother and my grandmother. They are both formidable women. I think having female role models is incredibly important and I am very lucky that I happen to be related to these two incredible women. I find my grandmother inspiring every day because her overwhelming sense of duty is linked with an overwhelming curiosity.

“Every day she’s curious to learn something new, to do something new and I think that at 91 years old, she goes out into the community with a genuine curiosity as to how she can be a force for good in the world. She also looks for ways in which she can inspire communities, and I admire the way that she works so hard.”

“Plus, she has to set aside time to dedicate to so many different causes.”

She continued: “I’ve got 30 emails in my inbox! She doesn’t necessarily have email, but she’s got red boxes after red boxes. I admire her dedication greatly.”

Princess Beatrice also said that she looks up to her mother, saying she is “misunderstood”.

She said: “I admire my mother so much because she’s probably one of the most misunderstood women in the world. She has taught me over the years that anything is possible, no matter where you think the world is going to put you next. Joy is still coming around the corner and the joy will be there.

“We’ve been through some incredibly stressful times together as a family and every single minute she created joy. I am so lucky that I get to learn from her every single day.

“I’m inspired by her ability to give, even when she’s going through something hard. Her grandmother always said, ‘When you feel bad about yourself, go out there and do something for somebody else.’ That’s an incredible motto that my family has always lived by. My mother is just remarkable.”