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Old 01-22-2009, 07:55 AM
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I was going to make a similar post. One of my dearest friends always looks as if she has been dragged through a hedge backwards and even if she spends £1000's on a dress, it looks as if it came out of someones rubbish bag..... but, she can put an outfit together for any of her friends and make them look and feel like a million dollars.
You're not talking by chance about Camilla's daughter-in-law?
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:03 AM
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Ooops! Sorry Warren. I Did accidently erase my own post but not because I wanted to!! I just clicked the wrong buttons to correct something and poof! it was gone and I couldn't get it back. Will I never learn?
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:06 AM
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Quick...somebody please tell me that Beatrice took a cab to the club and that's why she didn't know that a car and driver were there for her! :-O

Dazed and confused Beatrice tries to hail a taxi home outside nightclub... until she is reminded about her driver | Mail Online
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:07 AM
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Quick...somebody please tell me that Beatrice took a cab to the club and that's why she didn't know that a car and driver were there for her! :-O

Dazed and confused Beatrice tries to hail a taxi home outside nightclub... until she is reminded about her driver | Mail Online
D-uh! Rocket scientist in the making?
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:56 AM
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Quick...somebody please tell me that Beatrice took a cab to the club and that's why she didn't know that a car and driver were there for her! :-O

Dazed and confused Beatrice tries to hail a taxi home outside nightclub... until she is reminded about her driver | Mail Online
If the journalists liked her they wouldn't print such embarrassing no-stories. It seems Beatrice has managed to get herself labelled as HRE (Her Royal Embarrassment) - it will be difficult for her to get rid of that label, things ike that are sticky...
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:40 AM
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Quick...somebody please tell me that Beatrice took a cab to the club and that's why she didn't know that a car and driver were there for her! :-O

Dazed and confused Beatrice tries to hail a taxi home outside nightclub... until she is reminded about her driver | Mail Online
... maybe she was overwhelmed by the fact that her BMW was recovered? Or so it says at the bottom of the article
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:27 AM
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Princess Beatrice has certainly done something to make the newspapers hostile. I wonder what it was.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:57 AM
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Princess Beatrice has certainly done something to make the newspapers hostile. I wonder what it was.
Well, having an HRH title, cousins to William and Harry, being young and like to check out the clubs as their friends do.....Seriously, do any of the royals really have to do anything for the papers to pick on them? If I forget where I parked my car in a mall, it's no big deal. Just a laugh between friends. For the newspapers, it's an unforgiveable lapse in judgement.

On a happier note for Beatrice:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...by-police.html
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I think that Beatrice would be considered what we say in the States as being "Scatter-brained". She just doesn't seem to think before she acts. No malice intended here!
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I am so glad the paparazzi doesn't follow me around. If Beatrice is scatter-brained, with me, they'd have a field day.
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Well, having an HRH title, cousins to William and Harry, being young and like to check out the clubs as their friends do.....Seriously, do any of the royals really have to do anything for the papers to pick on them? If I forget where I parked my car in a mall, it's no big deal. Just a laugh between friends. For the newspapers, it's an unforgiveable lapse in judgement.
I don´t quite agree with you, I don´t think the newspapers have have it in for her just because she is HRH, and I don´t think that is the reason they are so critical of the two Princes, I think that it is their behaviour that has made the papers turn against them, they see more of it than we do for sure.
I really think it is time for all these young HRHs to put their act together and behave themselves in a more fitting way for members of the royal family.
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It would certainly be a nice change if they did so, Menarue. They only have to look at their grandmother to see how it is done as she is the epitome of how a royal should act and behave. I also think it is time for HM to sit them down for a good talking to before they all make bigger fools of themselves and embarrass the Family further.
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Well, Sarah and Andrew are the parents. If there is any sit downs with Beatrice, or her sister, it's up to their parents, not HM. At the risk of offending those who think the world of HM, QEII didn't even go to a regular school and hang with any children not prescreened for suitability. How can she relate to the 20-something college students of today?

I just think its another one episode of making a mountain out of ant hill. Beatrice lost her car this week. In a crush, it's perfectly reasonable for her to think of getting a cab knowing she didn't have her own ride. If that required a dressing down, OMG, I shutter to think how fast the jails will explode with more serious offense.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:27 PM
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I think some of the hostility comes from how much their security costs when the police themselves don't consider them high-risk. Many people see Prince Andrew's insistence on police bodyguards for them as an unnecessary indulgence, something he insists upon to reassure himself that he and his children are "important" in the Family. Perhaps the public/media wouldn't mind so much if they were working members of the Royal Family but we seem to be paying for little more than a taxi service for when they leave parties and nightclubs and it is costing the taxpayer a fortune every year. If the Queen is so keen to cut costs in her Family and improve it's image perhaps she might want to start here.
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This is an odd story, indeed. First, I don't think her car being stolen a month or so ago has anything to do w her forgetting her security and driver. This girl has been escorted about since she was born. And suddenly she forgets about them?! How did she get to the club? I find it hard to believe she walked out of the club alone. Where were her friends and that bf? Didn't anyone in her entourage remember?! This is weird.

As for her being targeted by the press, it does seem that way. I agree w Angela that perhaps she wouldn't be so hard hit all the time if she was seen doing something a bit more worthwhile than partying and going on constant vacations.

And they always seem to pick the most unflattering photos. The pic accompanying that article makes her look huge. I guess she can't catch a break.
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Many people see Prince Andrew's insistence on police bodyguards for them as an unnecessary indulgence, something he insists upon to reassure himself that he and his children are "important" in the Family.
I guess every parent would like to protect their children as much as possible and as long as possible. I'm just curious: is Andrew's assertion on the girls' importance in BRF documented or based on assumptions written by reporters? It seems there are enough hue and cry stirred up by stories whipped up to sell papers. Sometimes, I just have to ask...really?

It's just surprising that Andrew can have the final say on such expenses if there isn't other supporting evidence or guideline. Is there some threat assessment by the royal protection squad that determines which royal is entitled to extra security? In terms of in line of succession, Anne's children are much further down the line after Andrew's and Edward's. Are Edward's children getting protection?
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You had my vote all along, Bella, until you got to the last sentence! She can't catch a break because she happens to be just a wee bit over-weight?? She IS, but what does her weight have to do with this discussion! She just doesn't get it!!! She is clueless. Case Closed.
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And they always seem to pick the most unflattering photos. The pic accompanying that article makes her look huge. I guess she can't catch a break.
Does bring to mind how the press used to pick the most unflattering photo of her mother, even when she was slim and stylish, to compare with Diana.
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:20 PM
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As for her being targeted by the press, it does seem that way. I agree w Angela that perhaps she wouldn't be so hard hit all the time if she was seen doing something a bit more worthwhile than partying and going on constant vacations.

IMHO all this fuss could have been avoided had she gone somewhere else for her studies. I doubt all the journalists would have taken the time to follow her. By staying in London, Princess Beatrice has made it easy to be seen out and about.

I mean honestly, how much worthwhile things were done by e.g. Prince William during his study time? I do not recall any and I am sure he had his bit of partying, too, ... but far north, not in London.
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I'm just curious: is Andrew's assertion on the girls' importance in BRF documented or based on assumptions written by reporters?
Here is one of the many articles concerning their 'needed' security.

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Last night, a former head of Scotland Yard's Royalty Protection Squad called for an urgent review of the girls' security arrangements.
Retired chief superintendent Dai Davies said: "Given the pressure on security and policing budgets, I believe it is a gross abuse of taxpayers' money for Beatrice and Eugenie to receive this level of protection
Does busy Bea really need a £250,000-a-year bodyguard? | Mail Online
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