Beatrice grew up in the castle, the daughter of a servant and a visiting Italian lord. If the elder servant’s rumors were true, she was also named by her father. Her mother died in childbirth, her father left, and the head housekeeper at the time raised Beatrice. Her guardian was strict, keeping all the younger kitchen maids in line, but caring. Beatrice worked her way to the top, starting out as a dish washer and ending up as the new head housekeeper. She tried her best to gain the royal family’s favor, which earned her a position as governess. Tasked to care for the young prince, Beatrice taught herself the basics of reading and writing so she could teach the prince in return. She also met her future husband at the castle, a potter trying to sell his work, and they fell in love over time. After getting married, Beatrice took his last name (becoming Mrs. Potts) and the two later had a son named Chip.
During the curse, Beatrice transformed into a tea pot. Mr. Potts was off selling pottery to a near-by village and the two became separated for years. Chip remained by Beatrice’s side as a tea cup and Beatrice tried to be optimistic. She encouraged the prince and the other cursed servants not to give up on breaking the curse. She upheld her duties as governess and head housekeeper by caring for several castle children (transformed into tea cups) and overseeing meals. When Belle broke the curse, Beatrice reunited with her husband and continues to live in the castle with her family.