The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #521  
Old 02-23-2010, 06:03 PM
Zonk's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Somewhere in, United States
Posts: 10,378
Beatrice needs to step it up and starting doing some duties IMO.

I am and always have been a York supporter and I realize that she is at university but considering she always has the time to take in a fashion show or a party or a fundraiser....she needs to start doing public engagements. At least one or two a quarter that doesn't involve a fashion show.

Okay my rant is over.

She does look lovely though.
__________________

__________________
.

Reply With Quote
  #522  
Old 02-23-2010, 08:36 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Canada, Canada
Posts: 1,004
Did William and Harry do official engagements when they were in university, though? I'm not saying if Beatrice should or shouldn't, but if William and Harry didn't have to do public duties when they were in school, then I don't think the royal family would suddenly start with Beatrice.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #523  
Old 02-23-2010, 10:05 PM
Princejohnny25's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: , Antarctica
Posts: 2,033
Well there is a difference, William and Harrys future within in the Firm is practically set in stone. What they are expected to do and whay the can and cannot do. The Yorks have much more freedom in deciding what they want to do with their royal life. Ive always felt the Windsors are missing out on a great oppurtunity with the York girls. Everybody loves a princess and they could at least have the York girls accompy their father on official engagments here and there.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #524  
Old 02-23-2010, 10:13 PM
Zonk's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Somewhere in, United States
Posts: 10,378
Well I certainly don't expect Beatrice and/or Eugenie to all of a sudden do 100 to 200 engagements a year.

Doing engagements with their father and/or grand parents or heck their aunts and uncles every now and then would not hurt their public perception IMO.It might actually improve it.

Again I realize that they are in school, but if you expect the British publc to pay for you (in terms of security) then I don't think that doing an engagement with your family once every three months is not a bad thing.
__________________
.

Reply With Quote
  #525  
Old 02-24-2010, 10:01 AM
muriel's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London / Guildford, United Kingdom
Posts: 5,286
My own view is that the York girls should focus their energies to developing careers for themselves, independent of the BRF. Alongside their careers, they may from time to time carry out supporting roles on engagements carried out by their grand parents, or uncles and aunt. Clearly, if they choose to develop and support charitable interests, they could do that in their spare time as well.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #526  
Old 02-25-2010, 07:56 AM
Commoner
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 17
Realistically the girls can never be independent of they BRF even if they wanted to be. I think to some degree they will always face the "damned if you do, damned if you don't" method when it comes to carving out a career. As for a supportive role the girls have often been there- standard royal occasions, girls at the unveiling of the Queen Mother statue even accompanying their father (and mother) on foreign trips.
As for charitable interests they've often been seen, Beatrice more so, to support the charities Sarah is patron of and/or supports. Springboard for Children, Children in Crisis and the Teenage Cancer Trust are perfect examples. What about the Duchess and Daughters documentary or Eugenie at the Football Charity outing at Stamford Bridge? We really only know the extent of their involvement when it is reported in the press.
Really I think the girls are doing a wonderful job and are balancing both their education and royal duties just fine.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #527  
Old 02-25-2010, 06:40 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Bronx, United States
Posts: 421
I doubt that their involvement is under reported considering how the paparazzi follow them but I agree on their being stuck. Unlike the Phillips kids, who were purposely kept away, and the Wales boys, who will always the poster boys of the crown, the York girls are in a kind of limbo.

It's simply impossible for them to do anything that isn't somehow connected to the RF. Once William and Harry have children, the Yorks will be pushed into the background but the fact that they are Princesses and receive the perks of their title will keep the scrutiny on them. The best that they can do is find something they like and go all out so as not to be seen as scroungers.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #528  
Old 03-12-2010, 02:42 PM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 17,196
I'm glad that Beatrice is stepping up her game, but i'd like to see her doing more events with family.
__________________
We Will Remember Them.
Reply With Quote
  #529  
Old 03-12-2010, 04:55 PM
Iluvbertie's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Bathurst, Australia
Posts: 8,703
She is still a full time university student.
No one expected William to do much while he was still a student so why should we expect more of Beatrice?
Sometimes I think people forget that Beatrice and Eugenie are still at university and therefore still entitled to the freedom associated with that time, as William had at their ages.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #530  
Old 03-14-2010, 08:05 AM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 17,196
I haven't forgotten they're at Uni, but IMO they have enough time to party, go to film premieres etc. They could make time occasionally to do events with family, I would of said the same thing about William when he was at Uni.
__________________
We Will Remember Them.
Reply With Quote
  #531  
Old 03-14-2010, 08:32 AM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 802
Both York princesses do, do royal events with family members. For example, late last year the Queen and the DoE were in Newcastle on official engagements, Eugenie is studying there and she accompanied them on their engagements that day. Last year at the unveiling of the QM statue both Beatrice (who's at university) and Eugenie (who was on her gap year) were there. When the Queen gave a reception for President Obama last April Beatrice accompanied her father to the reception at Buckingham Palace.

Both princesses have shown they are willing to do royal duties and charity work for that matter but so far Buckingham Palace hasn't organised anything for them (probably since they are both studying) and neither are listed in the Court Circular even when they do accompany a working royal. The working royal is listed the girls aren't.

So the charity work they have done has all be through their mother's organisations The Teenage cancer Trust (both have done work for them) Their mother's charity Children in Crisis (Beatrice is a junior ambassador and is raising money for them in the London marathon) Eugenie also did an engagement with a special olympics type soccer association last year, again one of Sarah's.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #532  
Old 03-14-2010, 03:40 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Canada, Canada
Posts: 1,004
Beatrice was also at a reception with her father fairly recently--it was the British Fashion Awards reception at St. James' Palace. She showed up in pictures of the event. It seems that Beatrice and Eugenie are willing to do charity and public engagements, but the royal family doesn't expect them to do regular engagements yet because they are in school.

Speaking of which, how long is Beatrice's program at Goldsmith's College? If it's three years, wouldn't she be finished this year?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #533  
Old 03-15-2010, 02:25 AM
Iluvbertie's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Bathurst, Australia
Posts: 8,703
She started in September 2008 so if a three year course it will be next year 2011 when she will finish but if a 4 year course not until the summer of 2012.
It does appear to be a three year course:
BA (Hons) History & History of Ideas, Goldsmiths, University of London
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #534  
Old 05-03-2010, 09:23 PM
lwbohm's Avatar
Gentry
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: charleston, United States
Posts: 52
I dont think the girls are on the civil list.
They are supported by thier parents.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #535  
Old 05-04-2010, 12:09 AM
Iluvbertie's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Bathurst, Australia
Posts: 8,703
Quote:
Originally Posted by lwbohm View Post
I dont think the girls are on the civil list.
They are supported by thier parents.

There are only two people on the Civil List - The Queen and Prince Philip. Any other moneys paid from the Civil List to any of them is repaid by the Queen. All of them are given tax-payer funded security (police protection) and expenses incurred in the course of their public duties e.g. if Charles is sent overseas for the government then those expenses are paid by the government (the same as would be paid if a politician was sent).

Charles, Camilla, William and Harry are supported from the Duchy of Cornwall estate and the rest from the Queen's income from the Duchy of Lancaster estate.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #536  
Old 05-04-2010, 02:34 PM
Russophile's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Portland, United States
Posts: 4,077
This is NOT the right place for this but Bertie, are there any other duchies that are left to support the royals? I was thinking PA should have received one to offset his helicopter jaunts.
__________________
"Not MGM, not the press, not anyone can tell me what to do."--Ava Gardner
Reply With Quote
  #537  
Old 05-05-2010, 04:34 AM
muriel's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London / Guildford, United Kingdom
Posts: 5,286
Quote:
Originally Posted by Russophile View Post
This is NOT the right place for this but Bertie, are there any other duchies that are left to support the royals? I was thinking PA should have received one to offset his helicopter jaunts.
Prince Andrew derives his income in the form of allowances and capital from HM. There are no Duchies that specifically support the Duchies. So to answer your question, he does not need a Duchy to pay for helicopter jaunts as Mummy pays for it all.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #538  
Old 05-05-2010, 09:45 AM
Wisteria's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Posts: 632
If Mummy pays for everything does that means she pays for Beatrice and Eugenie?
Then of course if it is one of those occasions that Sarah needs financial help and lives in her ex husband´s home then I suppose that Mummy pays for that too.
I bet they all sing "God Save Mummy" in a very heartfelt way.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #539  
Old 05-05-2010, 10:02 AM
muriel's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London / Guildford, United Kingdom
Posts: 5,286
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wisteria View Post
If Mummy pays for everything does that means she pays for Beatrice and Eugenie?
Then of course if it is one of those occasions that Sarah needs financial help and lives in her ex husband´s home then I suppose that Mummy pays for that too.
I bet they all sing "God Save Mummy" in a very heartfelt way.
I am sure Mummy does not hand Andrew an annual "Sarah allowance". Certain trust funds have probably been established for each of HMs children and grandchildren, and I suspect they live off the interest. Additionally, Mummy probably pays for the staff.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #540  
Old 05-05-2010, 12:47 PM
Wisteria's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Posts: 632
That was not exactly what I was thinking, it was more on the lines that if Mummy pays for Andrew´s living expenses and Sarah goes to live with him she is indirectly being supported by HM. The staff I am sure would not ignore her and let her look after herself etc etc.
In fact she has had her cake and eaten it too at times. No boring royal duties, she can commercialize herself to make money and still occasionally have all the royal trimmings and perquisites. Royal but not royal. Not a bad kind of life.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
career, education, princess beatrice, princess eugenie, royal duties, social life, styles and titles


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie: Old News and Photos Warren The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 93 09-11-2014 08:01 PM
Duties, Roles and Royal Training of the Princes JOY! Prince Harry and Prince William 214 02-20-2013 08:07 PM
Beatrice and Eugenie : Baby/child Pics: Part 1 Martine The Duke of York, Sarah Duchess of York, and Family 133 03-04-2006 12:25 AM




Popular Tags
belgium brussels carl philip charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events engagement fashion genealogy germany grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta sofia jordan king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander letizia luxembourg nobility official visit olympics ottoman pieter van vollenhoven poland president hollande president komorowski prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince daniel prince floris prince pieter-christiaan princess aimee princess alexia (2005 -) princess anita princess beatrix princess charlene princess laurentien princess madeleine princess margriet princess marilene princess mary princess mary fashion queen fabiola queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal royal fashion russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit sweden the hague wedding winter olympics 2014



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:58 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]