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Old 07-16-2010, 05:14 AM
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I could see Eugenie going to work, but not going into the armed forces.
I don't know about you, but I certainly expect that of William.
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:16 AM
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I could see Eugenie going to work, but not going into the armed forces.
I don't know about you, but I certainly expect that of William.

I think my point is really that we are expecting the princesses to take on royal duties as their role in life in their early 20s despite being further from the throne and yet William and Harry have been allowed to delay that role until their late 20s. To be fair the girls should be allowed to spend their 20s doing their own thing like the boys have been allowed to do.
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:56 AM
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I think my point is really that we are expecting the princesses to take on royal duties as their role in life in their early 20s despite being further from the throne and yet William and Harry have been allowed to delay that role until their late 20s. To be fair the girls should be allowed to spend their 20s doing their own thing like the boys have been allowed to do.
I do not think the York girls should be encoiuraged to think about royak duties at all. They should be developing independent careers for themselves, and occassioanlly carry out the odd engagement to support the crown.
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:49 AM
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I am sorry muriel...but I don't see that happening.

The older generation of the BRF is getting old....so within 10 years you could see the absence of the Queen, DoE and any of the Kents and the Gloucesters.

Surely Edward, Sophie and Camilla will pick up some patronages...as well as William and Harry but goodness knows Anne couldn't do anymore...and as William and Harry are in the service it will fall to Beatrice at least. I mean, she is 5th in line to the throne.
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:19 AM
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In 10 yeats time, i would expect to see William, his wife and Harry's wife to be full time working royals. I would also expect Harry to be dividing his time between armed fioces duties and royal duties, so it may well be that the role for the York girls could be similar (or lesser) to that of the Gloucesters and Kents today
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:32 AM
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I can certainly see the Yorks doing the work of the Gloucesters and the Kents.

Remember the reason that the Gloucesters and Kents picked up so much work (although their parents had been doing it in the past) because by the time Margaret got married, it was just the Queen, DoE (as their kids were fairly young and Andrew and Edward not even born yet), the Queen Mother, Princess Alice (Countess of Athlone not doing much), you had th DoG in Australia for a bit (not a successful run), the DoK was dead so it was up to Marina, and Alexandra to help pick up the slack. Fast forward 10 to 15 years, Edward is married, in the military, Marina is dead and he and Katherine pick up some work. Prince William die, the DoG has a stroke and can't do anything, and so Richard marries Brigitte becomes DoG (totally unexpected he was training to be an architect), and he and Brigitte starting working for the Firm. They all picked up the slack because there was work tobe done. If that is the case with Beatrice and Eugenie I imagine they would do the same.

And honestly, considering that William (and Harry) don't seem like a they are pressed to be married so we are not sure if they will have wives in 10 years. If they follow some of the other European royals (like Phillipe, Frederick, WA) they didn't get married until their mid to late 30's.

Again, I would like Beatrice to have a more active role. The world is a dangerous place and both William and Harry are in the spotlight with dangerous roles. Anything can happen and we could find ourselves with a Queen Beatrice. She really isn't an awful person she just needs to do a bit of growing up...and so far, other than her dress sense....she has been somewhat okay.
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:31 AM
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I think my point is really that we are expecting the princesses to take on royal duties as their role in life in their early 20s despite being further from the throne and yet William and Harry have been allowed to delay that role until their late 20s. To be fair the girls should be allowed to spend their 20s doing their own thing like the boys have been allowed to do.
Well not we.
I don't expect them to do everything all at once in their early 20's but i'd like them to start doing something.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:59 AM
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Kate Middleton snubs Fashion For The Brave dinner for war heroes | Mail Online

The article mainly focuses on Kate and Pippa, but

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Of the 320 invitations sent out, just four people did not RSVP. The other two were the student ­princesses, Beatrice and Eugenie.
‘In the Princesses’ case, we sent the invitations to the Duke of York’s office at Buckingham ­Palace.
‘At the Palace, we were told both girls were at university, but we still didn’t get a formal response, which we think — to put it bluntly — is pretty rude.’
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I saw that article and thought it a bit whiny to sit there and complain that she was not given an "official" no. While the dinner was for a good cause, she admitted that they were given a response as to why the girls couldn't make it, the invite may have never even been sent forward. so complaining that it wasn't done in "the right way" seems more about getting some publicity than anything else.
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It's rude not to respond to an invitation when a person is asked to RSVP, but it's just as rude to tell something that puts someone in a bad light.
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I thought the article was just plain unnecessary. The Mail has never been partial to Kate and prints whatever they can to place Kate and her family in a bad light.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:29 AM
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I forgot to add that even though it's a whining piece, if it's true that Beatrice and Eugenie as well as the Middleton sisters didn't respond to the invitations, it's in very poor form for all of them. I don't think it warranted an outraged piece in the Mail.
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It's rather nice of the DM to focus on Kate and Pippa not attending the event, rather than two actual princesses.
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It's rather nice of the DM to focus on Kate and Pippa not attending the event, rather than two actual princesses.

The article does point out that according to BP the princesses didn't receive the invitations - so no doubt that is why they being condemned for not replying - the office that manages their affairs says it didn't receive the invitations.
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The article does point out that according to BP the princesses didn't receive the invitations - so no doubt that is why they being condemned for not replying - the office that manages their affairs says it didn't receive the invitations.
Well, the office said the princesses didn't receive the invitations. That might be a polite way of saying that the office got the invitations but never bothered to let Beatrice and Eugenie know...

On the other hand, it seems that Party Pieces told the charity that Kate and Pippa got the invitations. If so, then they should have responded. If they didn't actually get them, Party Pieces is at fault for not telling the truth.
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I found this info on another Board that " the event is expected to raise 1 million pounds" and this quote was from the Telegraph before the event. The Mail reported that the event raised 225,000 pounds. So I'm believe that the event organizers are trying to find blame for the lack of funds collected and it's easy to blame the Middleton and York sisters.
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I asked this somewhere else but I can't remember where, If the Princess' never recieved the invitation, then BP spoke on their behalf when they said that they were both at uni and couldn't attend?

It should have been up to the girls whether they could have attended the event.
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Old 10-30-2010, 05:07 AM
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I asked this somewhere else but I can't remember where, If the Princess' never recieved the invitation, then BP spoke on their behalf when they said that they were both at uni and couldn't attend?

It should have been up to the girls whether they could have attended the event.

If the girls never received the invitations then they couldn't have a say as they knew nothing about it. BP handles the princesses engagements at this time because they are full time students. The powers that be there make the decisions.
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If the girls never received the invitations then they couldn't have a say as they knew nothing about it. BP handles the princesses engagements at this time because they are full time students. The powers that be there make the decisions.

Agreed. Though they are adults, their family knows it's important to have as few distractions as possible when in school so it doesn't seem surprising that, in the middle of term, they wouldn't have an invite forwarded.
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But they should have been allowed a say, it's not like this was going to a nightclub on a school night. It was a charity event.
On the Monday 11th October, Beatrice attending the Art for Bhopal Charity event.
On Wednesday 13th October, Beatrice and Dave were out for the evening.
On Thursday 14th October, Beatrice was at Boujis Bar.

The last time Eugenie was seen, other than those Facebook pictures was September 7/8th.

Surely a charity event would have been suitable.
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