Beatrice Borromeo might be living the fairytalelife of being married to a prince, but this is one princess who seeks normalcy.The Italian-born beauty sat down with Glamour magazine where she opened upabout her new human rights position and future plans for children.
The 30-year-old, who has been reporting since herlate teens, will be putting her journalistic skills to use as a special Fashion 4 Development envoy for human rights. “The core of what I amgoing to do is to find stories that are compelling journalistically, and toexpose them in articles and documentaries—to bring awareness,” she explained.
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Beatrice added, “It isn't relatedto fashion; I will be focusing on human rights with the help of [F4D president]Evie Evangelou. I believe in the power of guilt-shaming people into fixingtheir own mistakes or taking action.”
At a young age, the Italianaristocrat enjoyed fighting and exposing government. Now with this new venture she revealedthat she will be “looking into child marriage.” She said, “In the developing world, one out of three girls gets married before the age of 18, and one in nine before the age of 15. I created a committeeof amazing women to help me; some of them are mothers, and I like the idea thatI don't have to choose between career and family.”
Looking ahead, Beatrice admittedthat she can see herself starting her own family. The Columbia University alum, who tied the knot with Princess Caroline of Monaco's son Pierre Casiraghi last summer,said, “I come from a big family, and I want children of my own.”
She continued, “But at the momentI'm thinking about putting my career in a place where it wouldn't getthreatened by the presence of children.”
For now, the royal enjoys livinga relaxing life at home with her husband in Monaco. “I don't live the fancyside of it,” she said. “I love to stay home and cook. I find it relaxing." A popular item on her menu is a special lemon chicken, which she calls her "husband's favorite." She said, "He asks for it all the time. I'm like, 'Can I please try something new?'"
Much like her "local life," Beatrice's typical daily uniformof “skinny jeans, sneakers and a t-shirt” is not the attire of a traditional storybook princess. She revealed, “I remember when I first starteddating my husband, he was like, "Do you not have a dress? Are you a girl,or what?"
However, for formal occasions likeMonaco's Rose Ball where she stunned in Giambattista Valli, she will step out inshow-stopping pieces. Though she noted, “I couldn'tafford to buy as many dresses as I need for public functions! I like to beelegant, but even then I need to be comfortable. No look will ever make up forthe fact that I'm uncomfortable.”
Beatrice's budget for gowns also extends to her shoe collection. “I'm a reporter, and Ihave the salary of a reporter. I'm not going to put half of my salary into apair of shoes,” she said. “I did it a few times in my life, and it doesn't feelright. You can wear Zara and nothing bad is going to happen to you.”