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Princess Eugenie’s sweet birthday message to Princess Beatrice: ‘You’ve been bossing it since before I was born’

The Duke and Duchess of York’s eldest daughter Princess Beatrice just turned 31, and her family had some very sweet things to say about her.

Princess Beatrice, the eldest daughter of Andrew, The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, celebrated her 31st birthday on Thursday and her whole family took to Instagram to share a bunch of adorable throwback pics of the royal along with some very sweet birthday wishes.
According to Express, Beatrice planned a get-together for her birthday which was said to include a vegan three-course meal – the princess currently follows a plant-based diet - which reportedly included a dairy-free cake.
While Princess Beatrice is the only member of the York family who doesn't have a public Instagram account, that didn't stop the others from paying tribute to the Queen's granddaughter.
Sharing a carousel of six images to her Instagram account, Princess Beatrice's younger sister Princess Eugenie, 29, had some very sweet things to say about her beloved sister.
"You have been bossing it since before I was born and continue to be the most wonderful person, friend and big sister," Princess Eugenie wrote.
"Happy Birthday to you Beabea!! Xx 😘 🎉🎊"

The royals sisters are known for their inseparable bond and last year gave a rare interview with British Vogue ahead of Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank in October revealing that of course, they're not immune to the wee tiff now and again.
"One of the biggest fights we ever had was about a pair of Converse trainers," Beatrice cheekily told the publication.
"We have the same size feet and both of us had identical pairs. One got trashed and the other sister may have swapped them."

Of course Beatrice's parents also took to Instagram to wish their daughter a happy birthday.
Writing a simple "Happy Birthday dearest Beatrice xx" Sarah Ferguson shared eight images to mark the royal's birthday which included plenty of adorable pics of her as a youngster, including a cute pic of her sitting between the family's five dogs!

Prince Andrew shared a collage of four photographs for his daughter's birthday: "🎉 Happy Birthday Princess Beatrice!," the caption begins, before thanking everyone for their lovely birthday wishes to Beatrice.
While Andrew and Sarah divorced in 1996, the two have remained remarkably close, bringing up their two daughters together, and still to this day live together at Royal Lodge.

The birthday girl, who is currently ninth-in-line for the throne is dating Italian property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, with many royal fans hopeful that another royal wedding may be on the way the cards soon.
Like her sister, Princess Beatrice is not a full-time working royal, however she is patron of numerous organisations and charities, mainly based around children's welfare and education.
Outside of her royal engagements she works full-time for a technology company called Afiniti, according to People.
Princess Beatrice and her beau Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. (Image: Getty)
Speaking about juggling full-time work with being a royal to British Vogue Beatrice said: "It's hard to navigate situations like these because there is no precedent, there is no protocol," she says of her and Eugenie having full-time careers outside of royal duties.
"We are the first: We are young women trying to build careers and have personal lives, and we're also princesses and doing all of this in the public eye."