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Old 03-24-2012, 11:57 AM
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Full-time British royals can't, in practical terms, have other work. They commit themselves to charitable and enabling roles and these would take priority. The civil-list is given to them to cover the cost of carrying out that work, not as a salary.

Others with a royal connection do work:- Peter and Zara Philips; the Gloucester children have worked/still work (not sure if the daughters continued to work after marriage); same with the Kent children; Lady Gabriella Windsor and Lord Frederick Windsor.

The UK press are not interested in the non-fulltime royals (with the exception of Zara because of her sporting achievements) so they never got hounded or followed by the paparazzi.

When the Duchess of Cambridge worked for Jigsaw, apparently just getting in and out of the building for all staff was near to impossible because of the press outside.

And keeping the work secret - in these days of mobiles and the willingness of the press to buy pictures and ignore privacy, I think that is next to impossible.

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Old 03-24-2012, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Grandduchess24 View Post
Can royals have a job? They are already patrons of charities and organizations plus if they did I know the press would be all over them.

Originally Posted by cepe View Post
Full-time British royals can't, in practical terms, have other work. They commit themselves to charitable and enabling roles and these would take priority. The civil-list is given to them to cover the cost of carrying out that work, not as a salary.
Iluvbertie just created a new thread about the number of engagements royals do, and I think Charles is on top with 160 something. Whilst I agree that they do a lot, if they really had a passion for an element of "normal life" they could pursue it.

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Old 04-29-2012, 10:30 AM
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It depends upon if the royal has enough finances. Prince Edward and Prince Andrew of Great Britian do have to find extra sources of income so they do work. The Monaco Grimaldi's don't have that problem because Prince Rainier and Princess Grace left a fortune to their heirs.

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