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Old 04-02-2013, 07:47 PM
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Had she had a part-time job the criticism would have been just that - taking a job away from someone who needed it - she is in a no-win situation really.
Good point! Personally, I think working from a young age forces you to develop invaluable business, interpersonal and time management skills that some people never learn. But you are right that there would have been a backlash for the Queen's grandchildren had they worked.
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I think she will get married and have children as her primary function. In fact, if Kate has no more children, her children might be "spares" (all depending on what Harry does in marriage and parenting). I think she will lead the life royals have usually led, if female, that is, getting married, having children, and eventually doing charity work. I doubt that the need for royals to do community work will be limited to the Cambridges and Harry's.
The older royals will retire, the Gloucesters, for instance. After she has children she will be more mature and able to do "Gloucester" type jobs, although who could ever do them as well as Richard and Birgitta?
I just hope that whatever the York girls do it is not conspicuous partying. That would be the saddest future for them. Anything else would be fine!
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:59 PM
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I just hope that whatever the York girls do it is not conspicuous partying. That would be the saddest future for them. Anything else would be fine!
They don't do much of that now. They're photographed out with friends sometimes, but never really doing anything scandalous or untoward. They seem pretty down to earth.

I actually thought it was interesting to get a glimpse at another side of Beatrice last year, with the documentary about the Queen that mentioned that Beatrice had personally overseen the refurbishment of the Wendy house the queen was given as a little girl that is on the grounds of Royal Lodge. I bet they both have a lot of little projects like that which keep them interested and engaged and doing something. We just don't hear about them.
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I didn't start working at all until after I had finished uni as my family believed that as they could support me it was better if the part-time job I might have got went to some young person whose family needed the money and not to someone who didn't.
Same here. My husband graduated fron uni when he was 26, and aside from some internships only got his job after graduation. I was 29 when I graduated and then started my own company (first job aside from a few internships). B&E have both done internships, I believe.
Why find a job, which would only distract from your studies, if it is financially not needed?
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:13 PM
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Same here. My husband graduated fron uni when he was 26, and aside from some internships only got his job after graduation. I was 29 when I graduated and then started my own company (first job aside from a few internships). B&E have both done internships, I believe.
Why find a job, which would only distract from your studies, if it is financially not needed?
Personally I worked from 16 because I had too, even through university. Even if I had been super rich I wouldn't want to be in the situation of being in my mid 20s and never having had a job.

For royals, I think the public would think more highly of royals if they had a job (before being a full time royal) otherwise they will be in the situation of being like Kate who never had a proper job before becoming royal.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:29 PM
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I started working after I graduated from high school (it was a part-time job). I have to work and even if I didn't have to work, I would be bored if I didn't have a job. As much as I like shopping, going to parties and doing other such things, after a while that gets old.

Whas is interesting is that if a royal gets a job they are criticized for working and if they don't have a job they they are criticized for not working.
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You also get criticised for working for your family because that this obviously not real work.
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Whas is interesting is that if a royal gets a job they are criticized for working and if they don't have a job they they are criticized for not working.
It's more like the royal is criticized for either being lazy (regardless of whether or not he/she is lazy) and wasting tax payers dollars or for not doing their royal duty.

To me it seems as though unless Royals are made constantly available to the press/public they're critiqued on their behaviour - they aren't doing enough, or what they're doing isn't the right thing. Catherine is criticized for easing her way into Royal life, William and Harry for not embracing it and having actual jobs. Beatrice and Eugenie seem to be working towards having actual jobs while also undertaking smaller royal roles, but because they aren't parading around saying "I'm doing this!" it's assumed they're doing nothing and acting as hanger ons.
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It's more like the royal is criticized for either being lazy (regardless of whether or not he/she is lazy) and wasting tax payers dollars or for not doing their royal duty.

To me it seems as though unless Royals are made constantly available to the press/public they're critiqued on their behaviour - they aren't doing enough, or what they're doing isn't the right thing. Catherine is criticized for easing her way into Royal life, William and Harry for not embracing it and having actual jobs. Beatrice and Eugenie seem to be working towards having actual jobs while also undertaking smaller royal roles, but because they aren't parading around saying "I'm doing this!" it's assumed they're doing nothing and acting as hanger ons.
Beatrice does have a job, and she seems to be making an effort. I think he girl should be cut some slack - she is doing just what I think she should, ie building a career for herself independent of The Firm.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:59 PM
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...For royals, I think the public would think more highly of royals if they had a job (before being a full time royal) otherwise they will be in the situation of being like Kate who never had a proper job before becoming royal.
People often make a huge mistake that having a 'job' means only having your wages paid by another.

Carole Middleton became an entrepreneur when she started a small home business - Party Pieces. When the business became a success, Michael quit his job and together they took the business to a very successful level. Often with entrepreneurship (self-employment) or running a new business - it's not easy, it's hard work and long hours to get it done.

This is the model that Kate - and Pippa and James - grew up with. Pippa has worked at 'jobs' but she has also written a book (self-employed). James started a cake business. Whether self-employed or starting their own business were successes or failures is a moot point.

It does not make sense that Kate - the first born and therefore usually the most ambitious - would be 'lazy'. It is noted in her official biography (click here for Biography ) that after graduation, she worked for Party Pieces - at the same time as she worked as a part-time buyer for Jigsaw, and launched "First Birthdays" for Party Pieces in 2008. However, all that most people see is that Kate only had a part-time job - her paid wages from Jigsaw.


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Sometimes I think that the York girls would be better off developing their own business(es) and forget about 'jobs' or working for the BRF.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:18 PM
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Getting back to Beatrice, she does work full-time but also helps out the BRF. I noticed in Court Circular this morning that she attended the Reception for the British film industry at Windsor Castle last night.
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