The Important Advice Prince Philip Gave Princess Beatrice

Before Prince Philip died, Princess Beatrice (AKA Prince Andrew's eldest daughter) shared a few words of wisdom inspired by her grandfather, the late Duke of Edinburgh, via a webinar with the nonprofit organization 20:40 (via Express). According to 20:40's LinkedIn page, the organization aims to prepare "leaders for the next paradigm." During the interview, Beatrice advised her audience to refrain from becoming "obsessed with solutions," and to instead focus on the journey of getting there, as every journey has its "twists and turns" (via The Crown Chronicles). She also encouraged her viewers to remain "focused" and urged them to avoid becoming "disheartened" whenever the going gets tough.

"One of the things that I've always been inspired by is keeping your curiosity and don't be afraid to un-think and un-learn," Beatrice said. "But also don't feel like you have to have all the answers yourself. One of the things that has always helped me, and this actually is inspired by my grandfather, who's turning 100 this year, but you kind of become obsessed with solving the problem, don't become obsessed with the solution," she continued. She added that each person's "path will be different," so the solution may be different from one person to the next. And she encouraged people to focus on their goals. If they do that, they'll eventually get to where they want to be. 

Princess Beatrice had a close bond with her grandfather

In 2016, Princess Beatrice got emotional as she opened up about her relationship with her grandfather in the ITV documentary, Our Queen at Ninety (via Hello! Magazine). "My fabulous grandfather. When I talk about my grandfather, I really get quite emotional," Beatrice said with tears in her eyes. "Because he is the most unique person and I'm very lucky there have been so many times where I have been able to share magical moments with my grandfather." Beatrice's younger sister also made a comment in the documentary, stating, "I think grandpa is incredible. He really is strong and consistent. He's been there for all the years and I think he's the rock for all of us."

The Duke of Edinburgh also had a special place in his heart for each of his grandchildren. In 2020, he attended Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's wedding. According to The Crown Chronicle, it was the last family event he attended before his death on April 9, 2021. Prince Philip's funeral is set to take place on Saturday, April 17, at 3 pm EST in St. George's Chapel. Only 30 members of the royal family will be allowed to attend the ceremony, in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions (via Huff Post UK).