Princess Beatrice rarely speaks in public about her
baby daughter Sienna, who turns one in September.
But during an emotional video call with Teenage Cancer
Trust last week, the royal mum, who is married to property developer Edoardo
Mapelli Mozzi, admitted how keen she is for their daughter to follow
in her footsteps and support the charity.
Dr. Adrian Whiteson OBE and Myrna Whiteson MBE, founders
and life presidents of the charity, thanked Beatrice, Princess
Eugenie and Sarah, Duchess of York – both of whom were also on
the call – for their support as honorary patrons of the charity.
Myrna mused, “I just wonder when we enlist the little
ones?” referring to Beatrice’s daughter Sienna, who turns one in
September, and Eugenie’s son August, who celebrated his first birthday in
February. “Give them a year or two and they’ll be doing Teenage Cancer
“Sienna’s already a lifelong patron,” Beatrice
sweetly said, smiling widely.
Beatrice revealed her daughter is a lifelong patron of Teenage Cancer Trust
The Princess also recalled visiting a Teenage Cancer Trust
ward on her 18th birthday and the impact it had on her future work. “My
18th birthday, I got to come down to the ward and meet some of the young
people,” said Beatrice. “And I think when you’re a young person
yourself, it changed for me the trajectory of, you know, what it is to be in service.”
During the call, the Duchess of York officially opened a
new blood cancer ward at University College London Hospital and was met with
rounds of applause and cheers from participants on the call.
While Beatrice rarely speaks publicly about her little
girl, proud grandmother Sarah has previously opened up about her second
grandchild. Speaking with entrepreneur and investor Matt Haycox last month,
Sarah said of playtime: “You know, if August wants to play with trains and
tractors, he can, but if he wants to play with Barbies, that’s okay, too.
“And at the moment, Sienna wants to play with
cuddly teddy bears and very pink things. But if she wants to go play with
trains and tractors, well, then they can share, can’t they? So that’s all