The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > British Royals > Current Events Archive

Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #601  
Old 09-03-2009, 05:21 PM
Iluvbertie's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Bathurst, Australia
Posts: 8,449
Quote:
Originally Posted by Russophile View Post
He doesn't care, Janet, it's JACKPOT $$$$$ for him. .

I don't blame the photographer but the public who buy the various magazines, papers etc in which the photo appeared as they are the ones that create the demand for the photos.

If the public refused to buy the photos then there would be no way the photographer would get paid for the photo and therefore no need to take the photo. He gets paid because people will buy the magazines etc and thus it is the general public that are the ones responsible, as they are for all these photos and unsavoury actions of the photographers and paparazzi.
__________________

__________________
  #602  
Old 09-03-2009, 05:51 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Troy, United States
Posts: 3,004
The only thing that I can see that is inappropriate is Beatrice dressing like she did. Her skirt is way too short and just a little gust of wind will make it reveal more than she wanted. Yes, the photographer took advantage, but on the other hand, she has to be more aware. Bea is, after all, a member of the RF and as such should use a bit more discretion, perhaps, when choosing her outfits? Just IMHO.
__________________

__________________
  #603  
Old 09-03-2009, 06:11 PM
jcbcode99's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Richmond Area, United States
Posts: 1,980
Excellent point--she should've thought that outfit through.
Russo--you couldn't be more correct--it's all about the cash. and Iluvbertie is correct as well--there is blame for all!
__________________
Janet

"We make a living by what we do; we make a life by what we give" Winston Churchill
  #604  
Old 09-03-2009, 07:43 PM
Mermaid1962's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NearTheCoast, Canada
Posts: 5,152
I agree with this completely. Viewers feed the beast.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iluvbertie View Post
I don't blame the photographer but the public who buy the various magazines, papers etc...
__________________
  #605  
Old 09-03-2009, 09:47 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Canada, Canada
Posts: 980
That's why I always find it funny when people make outraged comments about an article about a celebrity, such as: "we don't want to hear about him/her all the time, why doesn't the press stop feeding us these stories?"

Um...because people like you are taking the time to read and comment on them!

It's the same with controversial programs like Sarah's Wythenshawe documentary. The more controversy, the more publicity. The more people complain, the more it means they're paying attention.
__________________
  #606  
Old 09-05-2009, 10:29 PM
Marsel's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 966
Fergie's new cash problem as Hungary sends a 1,000 bill for guarding 'moaner' Princess Beatrice

Quote:
The Duchess of York was asked by the Hungarian government to pay back the cost of providing a police escort for her daughter Beatrice when she visited the country.
The 21-year-old globe-trotting Princess, whose gap-year travels in2007-2008 cost the taxpayer an estimated 250,000 for 24-hour Scotland Yard protection, ran up the bill while holidaying in the Hungarian capital.
I'm just waiting forward to the comments from the DM readers.
__________________
Audentes fortuna iuvat - Fortune favours the bold *** ... ***Amore, more, ore, re - Love, behaviour, words, actions *** ... ***Aquila non capit muscas - An eagle does not hunt flies
  #607  
Old 09-07-2009, 05:34 AM
fandesacs2003's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 3,162
Sorry, I do not understand, why they presented the bill to her mother and not to herself or to her father??
The girl is an adult she is responsible for her expenses, otherwise the father, but why the mother??
__________________
  #608  
Old 09-07-2009, 06:17 AM
Iluvbertie's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Bathurst, Australia
Posts: 8,449
Quote:
Originally Posted by fandesacs2003 View Post
Sorry, I do not understand, why they presented the bill to her mother and not to herself or to her father??

The girl is an adult she is responsible for her expenses, otherwise the father, but why the mother??

As she is still a student her parents are responsible for her expenses. She doesn't have a job so she doesn't have an income and therefore is reliant on her parents for her expenses, just like a lot of young people at university.

It seems to me, from my reading of the story, that it is the Foreign Office who were sent the bill and from there it went to Sarah for some reason.

I suspect that it went to Andrew as the royal father but it makes better headlines if it appears that it is Sarah who has to pay. I do think that a lot of the time it is forgotten that Beatrice and Eugenie have a father as they are so associated with Sarah rather than Andrew.

I found a telling statement at the end of the article:

Buckingham Palace said "Princess Beatrice carries out no formal royal duties at the moment...."


This suggests to me that the intention is that Beatrice will become a working royal when she leaves university and will therefore act in support of her grandmother, uncle and cousin. That makes sense as she is fifth in line and can serve as a Councillor of State etc but it is the first time I have seen any real suggestion that the York girls will work for the Firm rather then become private individuals.

I hope they do as the British Royal Family need some new young royal female blood as they haven't had all that many actual princesses for some time but I also hope that Beatrice does so in an appropriate manner.
__________________
  #609  
Old 09-07-2009, 06:48 AM
fandesacs2003's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 3,162
Thanks for explaining.

Furthermore, all these stories seem to me strange. Either the BRF has not made clear an explanatin with Eugenie and Beatrice, about what is covered by the State and what girls should pay by their pocket, OR the press is just making stories from nothing.

Both York girls are presented as running around the world and producing expenses to contributors by doing nothing in their life!

It looks such a lack of responsibility from the Queen.... towards her people! it seems not to be true
__________________
  #610  
Old 09-07-2009, 07:00 AM
Skydragon's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London and Highlands, United Kingdom
Posts: 10,943
Quote:
Originally Posted by fandesacs2003 View Post
Furthermore, all these stories seem to me strange. Either the BRF has not made clear an explanatin with Eugenie and Beatrice, about what is covered by the State and what girls should pay by their pocket, OR the press is just making stories from nothing.
I would imagine they know precisely that only official functions/trips are covered by the taxpayer. Whilst the taxpayers may have to pay for the protection officers, private trips are not. The article states that
Quote:
A spokesman said: The Hungarians sent the bill to our embassy in Budapest because they didnt have a forwarding address for the Duchess of York. The embassy passed it to us and we then sent it on to the Duchess
Quote:
Both York girls are presented as running around the world and producing expenses to contributors by doing nothing in their life!

It looks such a lack of responsibility from the Queen.... towards her people! it seems not to be true
Unfortunately they do seem to be running around costing the taxpayer, without doing anything in return. However I don't think the suggestion that they might be cutting a few ribbons in the future can justify the cost, unless they become full time royal workers, such as Anne or Charles, they will be still be seen as a waste of money by many Britons.
__________________
  #611  
Old 09-07-2009, 07:13 AM
fandesacs2003's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 3,162
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skydragon View Post
Unfortunately they do seem to be running around costing the taxpayer, without doing anything in return. However I don't think the suggestion that they might be cutting a few ribbons in the future can justify the cost, unless they become full time royal workers, such as Anne or Charles, they will be still be seen as a waste of money by many Britons.
You are fully right! Waste of money and bad image towards the people who struggle to pay it's taxes....
__________________
  #612  
Old 09-07-2009, 07:59 AM
Iluvbertie's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Bathurst, Australia
Posts: 8,449
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skydragon View Post
I would imagine they know precisely that only official functions/trips are covered by the taxpayer. Whilst the taxpayers may have to pay for the protection officers, private trips are not. The article states that Unfortunately they do seem to be running around costing the taxpayer, without doing anything in return. However I don't think the suggestion that they might be cutting a few ribbons in the future can justify the cost, unless they become full time royal workers, such as Anne or Charles, they will be still be seen as a waste of money by many Britons.

I think that the intention is that they will be full time working royals - at least Beatrice will be.

I know many people will say that more royals aren't needed but the ones that are doing the work now are those over 50 with the exception of Andrew (49), Edward (45) and Sophie (44). Next is Anne (59) and then on upwards.

Harry seems intent on a full time army career for the foreseeable future so only William amongst the younger generation to pick up the slack.

That is why I see Beatrice being a full time working royal within a couple of years (even before William is fully established I suspect).
__________________
  #613  
Old 09-07-2009, 04:27 PM
Mermaid1962's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NearTheCoast, Canada
Posts: 5,152
I'm taking a "wait and see" attitude toward the York princesses. As long as they're in university, I'll cut them some slack. But once they've graduated, they'd better buckle down and work.
__________________
  #614  
Old 09-07-2009, 05:00 PM
Iluvbertie's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Bathurst, Australia
Posts: 8,449
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mermaid1962 View Post
I'm taking a "wait and see" attitude toward the York princesses. As long as they're in university, I'll cut them some slack. But once they've graduated, they'd better buckle down and work.
I couldn't agree more.

Beatrice is about to start her second year at uni and Eugenie her first so they have a pass from me for three to four more years (finish uni and one more gap year).

I base that other gap year on the fact that William had a second gap year after leaving St Andrews before entering the army and Harry's gap year turned into almost two between leaving school and joining the army so they are equally entitled to two gap years.

However after that I would be wanting to see 300+ engagements a year or no publicly paid security. However I would also go so far as to say if they aren't working full time as royals they also qualify for a press free intrusion into their lives i.e. no reports at all about love lives, weddings, etc.
__________________
  #615  
Old 09-08-2009, 02:05 AM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 802
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iluvbertie View Post
However after that I would be wanting to see 300+ engagements a year or no publicly paid security. However I would also go so far as to say if they aren't working full time as royals they also qualify for a press free intrusion into their lives i.e. no reports at all about love lives, weddings, etc.
The 300+ royal engagements a year for Beatrice isn't realistic particularily when you look at the minor royals workload at the moment. Princess Alexandra (with her HRH) gets 24/7 police protection for herself and her estate and carries out just over 100 engagements a year. Sophie Wessex carries out just over 200, Camilla does just over 200 (it has been increasing each year) The Duke of Kent does 200. Royals also don't jump into 100s of engagements in one year even Anne, who is held as the benchmark of workload didn't start doing more than 300 until she was in her late 30's. After her equestrian career and having children.
Beatrice will start off like William and Harry with 13(William) and 6(Harry) in their first year of official engagements being recorded in 2006. She'll probably also not be a fulltime royal, other royals worked elsewhere, even Princess Alexandra worked as a nurse in a hospital in her early 20s before she took on fulltime duties. DoK spent 20 years in the army, the DoG's brother was heir to the title and worked as a diplomat.

Beatrice hasn't shown any reluctance to perform official engagements or work with charities, it's just up until now it's all work done through her mother and her charities, Buckingham Palace hasn't organised anything for her, but then maybe they're waiting until both she and Eugenie finish their education. Earlier this year Beatrice did accompany her father to the BP reception for the Obamas. Eugenie has also done charity engagements through her mother, last one in June for a Down's syndrome soccer charity.

As far as no press intrusion if they don't perform royal duties, unlikely when you look at Zara Philips, (and Peter in his younger days, he's managing to escape most now as he lives in Hong Kong). Even Princess Margaret's children still get press coverage and they are very low key, especially Sarah and yet there was 'marriage in trouble' speculation recently.
__________________
  #616  
Old 09-08-2009, 05:13 AM
Skydragon's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London and Highlands, United Kingdom
Posts: 10,943
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iluvbertie View Post
... However after that I would be wanting to see 300+ engagements a year or no publicly paid security...
Edited to the one section.

Unless charities approach them, I really don't think 300 is a possibility. In the future few years, we will be looking to William, Harry and their wives to take the place of the ageing relatives, (who carry out very few official engagements even now). We will still have Anne, Andrew and Edward covering some events, allowing for the general feeling that 'celebrity' is far better than royalty, I wonder if there will be any need for the York girls.
__________________
  #617  
Old 09-11-2009, 06:28 AM
iceflower's Avatar
Super Moderator
Picture of the Month Representative - Monaco and Sweden
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: , Germany
Posts: 26,144
Pics 8.9.2009

Princess Beatrice and Dave Clark leaving Funky Buddha,
London, Britain - 08 Sep 2009


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 **
__________________
**** Welcome aboard! ****
  #618  
Old 09-11-2009, 11:46 AM
Mermaid1962's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NearTheCoast, Canada
Posts: 5,152
Cute dress!
__________________
  #619  
Old 09-12-2009, 08:27 PM
Gentry
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Blackpool, United Kingdom
Posts: 87
Jackpot dollars indeed. It's a sad photo I think. Not Bea's fault.
__________________
  #620  
Old 09-14-2009, 10:48 AM
Zonk's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Somewhere in, United States
Posts: 10,188
All posts regarding Princess Beatrice and her future role in the British Royal Family have been moved here http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...nie-15394.html .

Thanks.

Zonk
British Forums Moderator
__________________

__________________
.

Closed Thread

Tags
princess beatrice


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
Princess Beatrice of York 13: October 2009-July 2011 wbenson Current Events Archive 748 07-03-2011 03:27 PM
Princess Beatrice of York 11: June-October 2008 Warren Current Events Archive 202 10-07-2008 09:33 AM




Additional Links
Popular Tags
birth bourbon-parma charlene chris o'neill crown prince felipe crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events engagement fashion grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta elena infanta sofia jewellery jordan kate middleton king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg olympics ottoman picture of the month pieter van vollenhoven pom prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince felipe prince floris prince maurits prince pieter-christiaan princess alexia (2005 -) princess anita princess ariane princess beatrix princess catharina-amalia princess charlene princess laurentien princess letizia princess mabel princess madeleine princess margriet princess mary princess of asturias queen anne-marie queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit wedding



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:43 AM.

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]