The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge / Re: William and Catherine will attend screening of NHM Alive 3D on 11 December« Last post by PrincessOfPeace on Today at 03:25:40 PM »
Thanks for the links but you missed the point of my post
Buckingham Palace confirmed to us in no uncertain terms that Princess Beatrice, who turned 25 earlier this month, ”fully intends to continue with her career in the financial sector” and that she is “currently undertaking interviews” for a new position, having recently left her job at the venture capital firm she was working for.
Along with all The Queen’s grandchildren who are old enough to do so, Princess Beatrice is pursuing her own career and ‘forging her own path’, where previous generations would simply enter into a public life of royal engagements.
The Palace helpfully clarified the Princess’s position on royal engagements saying, “Princess Beatrice undertakes engagements occasionally when asked or in support of The Queen and The Duke of York”.
With the Prince of Wales allegedly looking to reduce the number of members of the Royal Family performing royal engagements when he becomes King, there’s some debate as to whether Princess Beatrice could ever become a full time working royal or indeed whether she’d want to.
The roaring success of their cousin Prince Harry’s tour of the Caribbean earlier this month, coupled with the worldwide fascination with the Duchess of Cambridge, has only served to highlight the conundrum for the Royal family of just what to do with Beatrice, Eugenie and other “minor” members of the Royal family.
The bad news for them is that all of the noises coming out of Buckingham Palace in recent years have suggested the Queen favours a gradual shrinking of the Civil List as she tries to trim the cost of the Royal family to satisfy public opinion.
“No one is talking about the working Royal family being reduced to three or four members, but we’re certainly not going to see it expanded to 20 or 25,” said one aide to the Queen.
There are currently 16 full-time working members of the Royal family but the Prince of Wales is said to favour cutting that number to eight or nine when he becomes king, leaving no room for the likes of Beatrice and Eugenie, or their younger cousins Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, when they come of age.
So, to misquote Oscar Hammerstein, how do you solve a problem like Beatrice?
“Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie will of course get jobs,” said one courtier, “but they will also be required to carry out royal duties by attending events such as Trooping the Colour and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.” Indeed, Beatrice, 23, will join the Queen at the Maundy Thursday service at York Minster next week.
But, despite her Royal title (or perhaps because of it), Beatrice has failed to find a suitable job since she graduated from university with a 2:1 in history last year.
She has also found the door to any part-time role as a working royal firmly shut in her face; she was said to have been keen to join her father, the Duke of York, on his tour of India later this year, when he will be the Queen’s representative celebrating her Diamond Jubilee, but was turned down.
The Duke has openly lobbied for his daughters to be given a public role, saying: “I could make use of them because they would take some of the burden off me.”
Officially, Buckingham Palace denies that the Duke has been irked by the decision to leave his daughters off the roster of working members of the Royal family, but he could be forgiven if he was a little jealous of the phenomenal popularity of his older brother’s family.
Of course the usual DM comments on the article - but when you consider over 600 people have commented on pictures of her walking through an airport, you can see why they keep running articles on her!People expect someone who has bluntly courted the press since at least 2007 to look better while doing the only thing she does all day which is parade for the paps randomly in the streets of London ...
I did enjoy this commentQuoteMmmm, UK, 1 hour ago
Who does she think she is? How dare she even step out into the public domain. Has she no shame? She shouldn't upset all the DM readers/commenters like this by being photographed and not looking exactly how they want her to look and wear what they think she should wear and be the person they say she should be, infact she shouldn't even be allowed out of the house........, It's outrageous!
I find people who bash Cressida and her whole family and then act all offended when called on it very weird at least own up to it ...Others in the forum may find offense in people who bash them and other posters to defend Cressida and her family, they may want to set the example and own up to that... There are many nice people that don't like the same things in the forum...
^ The only one mentioning Chelsy here is you ...
^ Chelsy is the only one being called "hard working" though even though there is no evidence the girl between Turkey , Africa , Spain has worked this past Year ...There is no evidence of Cressida working either but that hasn't stopped you from valiantly vouching for her doing so, and in Chelsy's case, there is also no evidence of her partying the year away instead of working, she has been to England a few times before from what we have seen, but that hasn't stopped you from accusing her of never working...