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« Reply #740 on: August 04, 2018, 05:40:48 pm »

Eug & Jack at Charlie van Straubenzee's & Daisy Jenks's wedding
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« Reply #741 on: August 11, 2018, 05:44:14 am »

The perils of being a hard-working princess! Beatrice and Eugenie lament having to juggle a job and their royal engagements WITHOUT a taxpayer-funded salary like Harry and William's
They belong to a family that is the embodiment of privilege and power, holiday on billionaires' yachts and hang out with A-listers at private members' clubs. So perhaps Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are not the most obvious candidates to elicit public sympathy for their lot in life.
Yet in an interview in the current issue of Vogue magazine, sympathy is precisely what the sisters, who are eighth and ninth in line to the throne, appear to expect.
Because they are not on the royal roster of official engagements — an omission said to have deeply disappointed their father, the Duke of York — neither is entitled to a taxpayer-funded salary, so they are pursuing careers instead.
And, they claim, juggling their royal status with hectic jobs while living in the limelight is tough.
'It's hard to navigate situations like these because there is no precedent,' said Princess Beatrice, the vice-president of a technology company, who celebrated her 30th birthday this week.
Her sister Eugenie, 28, the associate director of an art gallery who is soon to marry fiancé Jack Brooksbank, added: 'We are young women trying to build careers and have personal lives, and we're also princesses, and doing all of this in the public eye.'
So do they have a point or is this just a case of the 'pity-me princesses'? ANTONIA HOYLE presents the evidence.
THANK GRANNY FOR THE TRUST FUND!
Despite the best efforts of their father, who is said to have asked the Queen to let his daughters undertake official royal duties — which would have allowed them to be paid from the public purse — the Duke's request was denied.
Consequently, Beatrice and Eugenie receive no income from the Sovereign Grant, the government-funded £82.2 million that covers Royal Household salaries.
To add insult to injury, the princesses' £500,000-a-year taxpayer-funded 24-hour police protection was withdrawn in 2011 to lower monarchy costs, much to the fury of Andrew, who reportedly feels his girls are being forgotten as William and Harry increasingly take centre stage.
Indeed, Eugenie, marrying at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle this October, was told she couldn't have her wedding in September due to the 'diary commitments' of other royals that month.
Of course, neither princess is on the breadline. When their mother Sarah, Duchess of York, divorced Andrew in 1996, the Queen provided her with £1.4 million to set up a trust fund for their daughters, and the Duke agreed to pay for their private education at St George's School in Ascot and Marlborough College in Wiltshire, at a cost of more than £400,000.
Totting up their various inheritances, the girls are thought to share an estimated net worth of about £3.6 million.
PALATIAL HOMES AT PEPPERCORN RENTS
For a decade Beatrice and Eugenie shared a four-bedroom apartment in St James's Palace, refurbished in 2008 with £250,000 of taxpayers' money. Yet although it has two reception rooms and a state-of-the art fitted kitchen, one royal official insisted it was a distinctly unpalatial 'small set of attic rooms'.
As the girls are not on the royal payroll, they had to pay the Crown to live there — or, more accurately, their father did. It is estimated that the Duke pays a heavily discounted £20,000 in annual rent — a snip, given that similar properties in the area cost up to eight times as much.
This spring, Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, 32, moved into ultra-desirable three-bedroom, twostorey Ivy Cottage, in the grounds of Kensington Palace, for which rent is also charged.
The Duke, meanwhile, has reportedly decided not to carry on leasing the St James's Palace property once Eugenie marries, leaving Beatrice, now based in New York, effectively out on her ear — although there is always Papa's listed 30-room Royal Lodge mansion on the Windsor royal estate, should she be back in the UK and stuck for a bed for the night.
LOVE LIVES IN THE LIMELIGHT
After a somewhat mortifying arrival on the dating scene — when Beatrice was 16, her mother announced that she 'longs' to have a boyfriend and said the pair went 'out on the pull together' — Beatrice dated businessman Dave Clark, 33, for a decade.
Since the relationship ended in 2016, after Clark reportedly refused to marry Beatrice, she has been seen with fitness company boss James Williams and Sir David Frost's TV actor son Wilfred, but appears to be currently single.
Eugenie will marry privately- educated Jack Brooksbank (below), a former bar manager and now tequila brand manager for George Clooney's Casamigos company, in October. The couple met skiing in Verbier in 2011 and got engaged this January.
Jack has said it was 'love at first sight', while his 91-year-old grandmother Joanna has said that after meeting Eugenie she concluded that the princess is 'just a very nice, ordinary girl'.
NOT JUST TOKEN TOFFS AT WORK?
Too 'real' (as Beatrice described their personalities in Vogue magazine) to just lounge around on spa trips, both sisters appear determined to work for a living.
Art-loving Newcastle University graduate Eugenie spent two years in New York as a manager for online auction house Paddle8 before becoming an associate director at London art gallery Hauser & Wirth in 2015. Impressive achievements — but don't ever say she gained her position at the tender age of 28 because she is a princess. 'The reason I am in the art world is down to me, not because I have a title,' she has said.
Beatrice, meanwhile, is Vice President of Partnerships and Strategy for the technology company Afiniti, in New York, having previously worked as a business development associate at Sony, the Japanese conglomerate.
Neither princess's current salary has been disclosed, but given that Eugenie was on £25,000 a year at Paddle8 and in 2014 Beatrice earned £19,500 a year at Sony — both salaries below the national average — it is safe to assume the corporate world won't necessarily pay over the odds just to have a princess on the payroll.
SISTERLY SUPPORT ON TAP
Although their parents separated when they were just two and four, Beatrice and Eugenie still benefit from a strong family unit. Sarah and Andrew, both 58, remain close — so much so, in fact, that Eugenie once described them as 'the best divorced couple I know'.
The Duke has described himself as 'completely overjoyed' at his daughter's engagement, while Sarah has tweeted of her 'total joy'.
Both girls are also close to their 'granny' the Queen, and share a deep sibling bond.
'We are each other's rocks,' says Eugenie, who has made Beatrice her maid of honour. 'We're the only person in each other's lives who can know exactly what the other one is going through.'
NEVER-ENDING SKI BREAKS AND SUNSHINE HOLIDAYS
From idling off Ibiza on Roman Abramovich's £300 million yacht to ski breaks at their parents' £13 million Swiss chalet in Verbier — which has a swimming pool and six members of staff — the sisters have enjoyed years of luxurious holidays.
Between November 2014 and December 2016 they are believed to have taken 25 foreign trips between them. Their holidays have included breaks in Spain, Abu Dhabi, California and the Bahamas, a visit to Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island and (another) sojourn courtesy of Roman Abramovich at his £39 million home in St Barts.
Eugenie reportedly took 25 days off in the first ten weeks of one new job — a holiday allowance few would get away with. Eugenie said: 'My boss is lovely and he understands very much when I want to take an afternoon off or go away with family.'  huh  And they have the nerve to say that they're building careers. Where can the average worker get this kind of treatment?
CHARITY WORK AND FAMILY VALUES
As well as their full-time day jobs, both young women support several altruistic endeavours.
Having had dyslexia diagnosed when she was seven, Beatrice aligns herself with youth-orientated educational organisations such as the Be Cool, Be Nice campaign against cyberbullying.
Eugenie, who was born with scoliosis — curvature of the spine — for which she had surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at the age of 12, now promotes the hospital's Redevelopment Appeal.
Actively involved in the charities of which they are patrons (a total of 17 between them, according to their father's website), they attend events and fundraisers after work most evenings, which can mean struggling with chaotic schedules.
Perhaps this drive to do good reflects the fact that their presence at official royal functions is rarely required.
Beatrice was said to be disappointed that her offer to help during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 was met with silence, with neither she nor Eugenie given a significant role.
Undeterred by the snub, Eugenie says the sisters are determined 'to support Granny and Grandpa in any way we can, because that is what family is for'.
FREAKY FASHIONS ARE IN THE PAST
Shapeless coats. Hideous headwear. Gaudy floral frocks. The sisters have long been subjected to criticism for their choice of clothes — culminating, perhaps, in the outlandish Philip Treacy hat Beatrice wore to William and Kate's wedding in 2011, which was variously compared to a toilet and a pretzel.
Both princesses admit the criticism has stung, yet their status and family wealth has afforded them as much sartorial privilege as ridicule.
For a start, it meant Beatrice could afford to hire stylist Charlie Anderson — Tatler magazine's former fashion editor, who has also dressed the actresses Emma Watson and Anne Hathaway — in 2011 at a cost of £1,500 a day, sending her image on an upward trajectory.
In May she donned a much-lauded custom-made violet Alberta Ferretti gown after wangling an invitation to the exclusive Met Gala fundraiser in New York — a feat of which most fashion-loving women can only dream.
This January, Eugenie garnered widespread praise for the stylish £1,288 black satin dress by British designer Erdem that she wore to announce her engagement.
ROMAN, OPRAH AND MORE A-LIST CHUMS
From the beautiful and talented to the eye-wateringly wealthy, it appears there are few celebrities the princesses don't have on speed dial. Eugenie's best friend is Harry's ex Cressida Bonas (it was she who introduced the pair).
She is also close to supermodel Cara Delevingne and pop star Ellie Goulding, and describes artist Tracey Emin, whom she met while working in New York, as her 'guardian angel'.
Holly Branson — daughter of Sir Richard — regularly accompanies both girls on the London party circuit, as does Sofia Wellesley, granddaughter of the eighth Duke of Wellington and wife of the singer James Blunt.
Beatrice has been on holiday with supermodel Karlie Kloss in Jordan, hung out with presenter Alexa Chung at Coachella music festival in California, and, like her sister and mother, befriended the American chat-show host Oprah Winfrey.
She has also been invited to spend holidays on board the yacht of businessman Roman Abramovich — a man who, with an estimated £9 billion in the bank, makes the Queen look something of a pauper.
ONLY THE BEST FOR THESE GYM BUNNIES
The sisters share a laid-back approach to looking good, but it doesn't come cheap. Eugenie uses Charlotte Tilbury mascara (around £25) and Bobbi Brown bronzer (£30), and has approached celebrity stylist Ben Skervin, who has worked with Madonna and the actress Keira Knightley, to do her wedding hair.
A keep-fit enthusiast, when she is not doing circuit training in the park at 7am, Eugenie works out at the exclusive Grace Belgravia gym, where annual membership costs £5,500 and the joining fee is £2,000.
Beatrice, the first royal to complete the London Marathon in 2010, employed £65-an-hour personal trainer Nadya Fairweather to help her shed 2st with a combination of boxing and squats in the park.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6048851/Beatrice-Eugenie-lament-having-juggle-job-royal-engagements.html
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« Reply #742 on: August 11, 2018, 04:07:29 pm »

This was a mistake on their parts.  I imagine that the vast majority of the British people would be happy to have their 'challenges'.  Just shows how out of touch they are which, to me, proves that their jobs are not even close to typical jobs.
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« Reply #743 on: August 11, 2018, 05:27:18 pm »

There are many people on the breadline, homeless, et al. And they have the cheek to grumble about such a luxurious lifestyle.  Tells you all you need to know doesn´t it. Grasping, greedy grabbers, just like the rest that vile family.
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« Reply #744 on: August 11, 2018, 05:45:10 pm »

This was indeed a mistake on their parts.  In their defense, however, this is all they know.  They have no idea how insulting and clueless they are.  That lesson in reality is or should be in the people’s hands.  Cut ‘em off.  They wouldn’t survive a month, tho.
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« Reply #745 on: August 12, 2018, 09:35:11 pm »

I am so tired of hearing from Bea and Eug about how hard their lives are. They have royal titles, access to luxurious homes, constant holidays, they don't have to do engagements, they have high powered/high paid jobs for the most part because of their royal connections. Yes they are preferable to Waity and the Murkle but they would be far more likeable if they actually acknowledged their privilege.
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« Reply #746 on: August 12, 2018, 11:29:49 pm »

I also think their jobs have flexible hours which allows time for "fun." I am not sorry for them.
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« Reply #747 on: August 13, 2018, 06:02:28 am »

On one hand, I do think they need to be made aware of how out of touch these comments make them look. Maybe they should volunteer more with the homeless and unemployed. On the other hand, everything is relative. The life Bea and Eug have is the only life they know.

I think a good rule of thumb is to not complain, especially not in public. It's not a flattering quality on anyone. If you need help, of course let people know so they can help you. But otherwise, it just looks bad.  Lips Sealed
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« Reply #748 on: August 13, 2018, 03:32:42 pm »

^ Well said.

Yeah, their "working" is the same as you see in film & TV... Taking off whenever, coming in whenever, almost a month worth of holiday time withing the 1st 3 months of working (when normal people aren't even entitled yet to holiday time!!).

They only know their life and their troubles, but yet they seem to totally lack the understanding for Joe & Jane Bloggs. The same really goes for Bill & Haz.
It's why they're all better off talking about their charities and little else.

They'd also need deep media prep before interviews such as these and learn answers by heart. They'd needed a couple of weeks of intense prep and I'm not kidding. Just for them to understand what is really hard and then be able to answer those questions, or at least give them enough time to learn the fake answers if they don't get it in their skulls.
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« Reply #749 on: September 07, 2018, 11:01:25 pm »

Princess Beatrice looks chic in purple minidress as she parties with Prince Harry's BFF Thomas Inskip at private members' club in London

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6144617/Princess-Beatrice-parties-Prince-Harrys-BFF-Thomas-Inskip.html


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« Reply #750 on: September 07, 2018, 11:30:08 pm »

Is it just me, or has the BRF forgotten that it isn't a good time to expect the public to just laugh along as the BRF goes about enjoying life? I am certain that the princesses are oblivious to the fact that the economy is coming apart, the middle class is dissolving rapidly, and the world is on the verge of war. What used to be a fluffy distraction and form of entertainment is now a source of anger and frustration as they play at life on the shoulders of the British taxpayer. Nothing can convince me that they pay actual market value rates as rent out of their own pockets and I am certain that it's irritating the HECK out of people who are uncertain about being able to afford what they need, much less what they might want.

These two dolts can't seem to stop sabotaging any chance they might have at having the goodwill of the public, that surely still foots the bills for their pampered lifestyle.
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« Reply #751 on: September 08, 2018, 12:01:50 am »

Why is she partying on a weeknight if she supposedly has a demanding job?
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« Reply #752 on: September 08, 2018, 01:03:29 am »

I think the answer to that is obvious and clearly she isn't expected to do anything substantive. It's just for PR that doesn't even work since she can't hide her party lifestyle. The press doesn't care about lawsuits since it's clear to the public that she is just a louche partier and I'm glad we live in a time when the mainstream media no longer has full control of any narrative.
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« Reply #753 on: September 08, 2018, 01:33:10 am »

Isn't she a little old to be partying on a weeknight? That's something one would expect from college kids, not a 30-year-old woman.
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« Reply #754 on: September 08, 2018, 02:11:34 am »

Why would she grow up when she doesn't have to? She has the British taxpayer and her trust fund providing the money, she has a title via her parents, and she has palaces and mansions and easy access to clubs. Her own cousins the princes don't even do duties until just now and really, they practically have to be forced. As for her job, I do wish that company wouldn't let Beatrice mooch around while someone else actually does all the actual work. Why she puts up the pretense of being gainfully employed, I do not know. I do wonder if whether or not Beatrice ever gets tired of being useless, but apparently this is the life she wants and has chosen for herself.
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« Reply #755 on: September 08, 2018, 02:50:08 am »

Too bad. I had high hopes for the York sisters to overcome their crazy parents.
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« Reply #756 on: September 08, 2018, 03:06:22 am »

Beatrice was getting drunk as a teenager and was going to yacht parties before her twenties. I will never understand WHY HM never put her foot down and ordered each princess into some kind of learning environment and standard of behavior that would have extracted them from their mother's toxic influence. Neither princess was raised to even be decent and lead a balanced life, much less know how to behave at banquets and receptions. Neither can even dress well at all. Both went to uni, but neither studied anything worth studying and these two princesses live in a city with the most historical possible libraries as well! Can you imagine that?

All those museums, all that culture, built by their very ancestors, and it means nothing to them! Not one thing!
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« Reply #757 on: September 08, 2018, 04:45:07 am »

As someone with a History degree (and Beatrice's degree is in History and History of Ideas) I find the comment that what she studied isn't worth studying insulting. Everyone should learn History to a reasonable level - that is worthwhile.

Eugenie studied English Literature, Politics and History of Art - again to most people they are worthwhile subjects to study. People on here have criticised William for not studying Politics and then when there is a member of the BRF who did study it it is classed as 'not worthwhile'.

The girls do know how to behave at official events - as seen by how they do behave at these events, including the CHOGM dinner earlier this year and the various afternoon parties they have attended. They have behaved impeccably at receptions and Trooping the Colour over the years. They were raised to behave properly at these events by their parents and grandparents.

They have appalling fashion sense but that doesn't mean they don't know how to behave.

I have also been doing some reading about the event she went to on Thursday night - are we sure it wasn't a 'work' engagement as both she and Thomas Inskip work for Afiniti? I don't know but she was there with a work colleague (who is married and a friend of Harry's). Maybe it was a work event, maybe a work social event or just a social event. We don't know.

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« Reply #758 on: September 08, 2018, 08:31:55 am »

^ Sorry but going to a club for a night out is not work by any stretch of the imagination.

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« Reply #759 on: September 08, 2018, 11:44:09 am »

Not true. Even as a teacher we have regular work events at a club, especially fundraisers with the entire community - including students. We also regularly have staff nights out at clubs as well. It is perfectly possible for this to have been a work event. It may not have been but it certainly may have been.
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