British royal Princess Beatrice has granted a UK magazine her first interview to mark her 17th birthday - and she claims to lead a "normal" life.

Beatrice is the eldest daughter of PRINCE ANDREW and his former wife SARAH FERGUSON, Duchess of York, and tells Tatler magazine their divorce has left her with the best of two, different lifestyles.

The princess, who is on the cover of the publication's September (05) issue, says, "I wouldn't trade my life for anyone else's. I love being who I am and feel very happy with that.

"A lot of it is quite normal, scooting around the supermarket with a shopping trolley and things like that."

Beatrice, who turns 17 on Monday (08AUG05), also takes the opportunity to praise her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, as "the most amazing woman anyone could ever meet".

Her favourite TV shows are Desperate Housewives and The OC.

04/08/2005 17:07