Then there was her role in an upcoming film about her great-great-great-great-great-grandmother called The Young Victoria.
Her romance with Dave Clark, 25, an American working on Richard Branson's space-tourism project Virgin Galactic, has been followed closely by the paparazzi, sparking discussion of plans to make her the first member of the royal family to travel into space.
So what went wrong?
'Everything's always going to be an uphill struggle for Princess Beatrice,' said Max Clifford, one of London's best-known publicists. 'The tabloids have never liked her mother, and so the daughter is inheriting a lot of the animosity.'
He added: 'It's a shame, because it seems she's a very caring, bright girl.'
Bikinigate, as the British press called it, sparked a vigorous defence of her daughter from Ferguson, the Duchess of York.
'Bea is a healthy size 10, she's a fabulous girl, she has a completely good heart,' she told reporters.
The longtime spokesman for Weight Watchers in the United States was years ago nicknamed the 'duchess of pork' because of her own weight battles. By most accounts, she's been very close to both Beatrice and her other daughter, Eugenie, since divorcing Prince Andrew in 1996 after a 10-year marriage.
Following her counter-attack, the publicity tide already might be turning back in favour of the princess.
She has been praised for her high grades as she sets off to begin her history degree at Goldsmiths College in London in September.
Currently she's gaining some 'work experience' by acting as a personal shopper at Selfridges department store.
And her choice of a garish headpiece decorated with a flock of butterflies for the wedding of Princess Anne's son Peter Phillips to Autumn Kelly last Saturday was commended by many fashion writers as delightfully daring.
'Bea is a healthy size 10, she's a fabulous girl, she has a completely good heart'
'Everything's always going to be an uphill struggle for Princess Beatrice. The tabloids have never liked her mother, and so the daughter is inheriting a lot of the animosity'
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