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Why can't she live at her father's home ? Is that this far from London ?
Otherwise, sources aren't clear about the exact amount of money that Palace officials spent ; some talk about 250,000 while others claim 300,000 pounds were spend, which just lefts me dubious about the origins of this kind of statement. The fact that pss Beatrice had some renovations is probably true, but I just don't think Palace officials/RF are this blind/unwary regarding taxpayer's money.
I don't know if anyone can work out why she can'y commute from Royal Lodge, it is not that far! The figures were obtained from the release of the accounts, so I would think we can be reasonably sure they spent at least £250,000.

IMO, Palace officials and the RF are oblivious to the feelings of British taxpayers.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:54 PM
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It would be quite unfair to tell a college student that one, she couldn't live in the dorms (which at most schools is essential to becoming part of student life as a first-year).......
I have noticed in American TV shows and movies that living in "dorms" on campus seems to be the custom there, but that is not the case everywhere. It is the exception rather than the rule for students at Sydney universities. There is some accommodation available at the universities though I didn't ever know anyone who lived there. A lot of students who come from the country or have to travel long distances rent rooms at share houses nearby but this is privately arranged. Students who can live at home with their family do so. I assume the situation is the same throughout Australia.
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I went to a university that was so new that the dorms weren't even built yet. Students commuted or rented in private homes.

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I have noticed in American TV shows and movies that living in "dorms" on campus seems to be the custom there, but that is not the case everywhere. It is the exception rather than the rule for students at Sydney universities. There is some accommodation available at the universities though I didn't ever know anyone who lived there. A lot of students who come from the country or have to travel long distances rent rooms at share houses nearby but this is privately arranged. Students who can live at home with their family do so. I assume the situation is the same throughout Australia.
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Good point. I was mostly thinking of William. I imagined that if he lived on the campus of St. Andrews, with all the extra hassle that caused, it must be the norm there. If it were not, I would assume that the easier option of accommodating him elsewhere would have been chosen (as it was after his first year). As I recall the climate (of public opinion) at that time, it would have been seen as aloof had he chosen to live off campus. If that was the case as I recall, it stands to reason that most students spend there first year on campus as St. Andrews (otherwise, how would it be aloof?). I incorrectly extrapolated that to a typical UK universities. Goldsmith is a largely NON-residential college, so my comments would not apply.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:50 AM
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Just a point for many non-British residents but many UK universities aren't on a single campus but scattered throughout the towns/cities etc.

I don't know anything about the one where Beatrice is going but certainly Oxford, Cambridge and St Andrews don't have a single campus at all but rather have buildings in various parts of the town so you could walk past a building, which is part of the university and enter a pub which isn't but is next door while on the other side of the pub could be a shopping centre and then another university building.

Many of them have 'colleges' in which the students live, especially during their first year but these are also scattered throughout the town so you could have college, shopping centre, residential houses for non-university staff and then another college.
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:38 AM
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Far cheaper for the taxpayer and HM, if Beatrice had rented a flat or small house with friends, as many students do. However Goldsmiths is hardly a massive commute from Royal Lodge!
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:00 AM
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Courtesy of Abaca Press, Getty images.

Princess Beatrice with mother and her boyfriend Dave Clark at a fundraising dinner for "Children In Crisis" at The Foundling Museum in London, UK (1/07/2009).

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Wow! Princess Beatrice looks fabulous! Two outfihts in a row. She is a beautiful girl.

On another note...as it relates to Princess Beatrice and the dorm situation she really can't win. If she stayed with other students (that she really doesn't know or haven't been properly screened) she takes teh chance of them telling and/or selling information about her. On the other hand...the press would start hounding them and doing research into their lives as the students who live with Princess Beatrice. Next thing you know...we have Suzi X's personal life being outed in the Daily Mail. That's not fair to them as well. I think Prince William had the ideal collegiate experience because (at least for what I know) St. Andrews was/is somewhat remote. or at least in comparison to London.
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She does look incredible. Well done Beatrice.
As for the housing issue. We should know by now, that anything the royals do they stand to get criticised for. But I honeslty don't understand why she can't live at Royal Lodge.
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:09 PM
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Pics 2.7.2009

Princess Beatrice arrives at Sir David Frost's Summer Party
on July 2, 2009 in London, England


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It looks like she's forgotten part of her skirt again (at Frost's) but the color is lovely on her.
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On another note...as it relates to Princess Beatrice and the dorm situation she really can't win. If she stayed with other students (that she really doesn't know or haven't been properly screened) she takes teh chance of them telling and/or selling information about her. On the other hand...the press would start hounding them and doing research into their lives as the students who live with Princess Beatrice..
She could have got a bedsit if she really couldn't manage the tiny commute. Had she taken the option of renting a small flat, anyone staying with her would have been vetted by security if they were total strangers, although I am sure she could have found 'friends' working in the city to share with her.
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Yes, she certainly could have done that...but that "vetting" thing is tricky. Its amazing what security can't find out but the tabloids could. I pity the roommate whose family doesn't have a blemish or at least they think they don't have any skeletons in the closet.. The next thing you know we have a headline...Bea's living with the great great granddaughter of an ex con. Who wants to deal with that?

While I certainly think the housing and redecorating situation could have been handled better....I think the tabloids love picking on the Yorks. I could only imagine the headlines that would have happened if she had lived on campus, the Royal Lodge or anything like that. They would have found something to pick on.
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It looks like she's forgotten part of her skirt again (at Frost's) but the color is lovely on her.
She's showing us that she doesn't need to walk up and down 60 stairs, her legs are OK

And I must add that she looks very much more like a princess on both her recent outings.
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She may have chosen a longer dress - at least a little bit longer -
but once again the choice shows how good blue looks on her!

Here are two more pics and an article link about the event,
including one more pic:

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Sir Bob and Peaches Geldof put on a united front at Sir David Frost's summer garden party
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Here's an article about Princess Beatrice (in Spanish)

La princesa Beatriz mira al futuro con optimismo

It says "Princess Beatrice looks to her future with optimism". She is at the point where her life is about to take off. It talks about her university studies, her new relationship, and her closeness to her family. During the week, she is staying in an apartment in St. James Palace, the home of Princess Anne, and her apartment is not far from where William and Harry live. On the weekends, she is with her father. Her boyfriend stays at his parents' home in North London, and has been spending more time with her. The article ends by saying that she has lost weight, and talks briefly about criticism surrounding her bathing suit photos from the previous years.
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Prince Andrew also has an apartment at Buckingham Palace so why can't she stay there with him?
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Prince Andrew also has an apartment at Buckingham Palace so why can't she stay there with him?
It's not an apartment, Andrew (and Edward and Anne) have rooms at Buckingham Palace. So Andrew has a bedroom and a sitting room with a bathroom attached.
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