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Old 07-10-2017, 07:32 PM
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I'm a bit confused, was the Palace (or part of it) rented out for a birthday party for Harper, including an appearance by Princess Eugene?
or was this a charity event hosted by the Duchess of York?


I would like to post about this in the duchess of York thread buts it's closed. But I really wish she would stop having anything to do with anything royal and stop dragging her daughters into it.
If it looks fishy and has to be explained my thoughts are it shouldn't have happened. Eugene needs to think before "helping " her mother
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Old 07-10-2017, 07:42 PM
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I appears (though this is the DM) that Andrew and Fergie, with Bea in attendance hooked the Beckhams up with the venue. For all we know, they could be friends of the Master Scheduler in charge of Meeting Rooms (or whatever) and Bea just dropped by.

Either way - looks less than cool for BP.

I think small little princess parties a great way to raise revenue. I hope the Beckhams donated heavily to the BP refurbishment. Perhaps the Al Fayeds have someone young looking for a Birthday venue?
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:00 PM
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That this could even happen with anyone is bad enough but the Beckham's who had thrones for their wedding !!
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:25 PM
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I appears (though this is the DM) that Andrew and Fergie, with Bea in attendance hooked the Beckhams up with the venue. For all we know, they could be friends of the Master Scheduler in charge of Meeting Rooms (or whatever) and Bea just dropped by.
Not Beatrice, Eugenie was the one photographed. No sign of Beatrice being there.
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Old 07-11-2017, 01:23 AM
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According to the article a palace spokesman said it was a private matter and "From time to time members of the Royal Family who reside at royal residences invite guests to visit privately." A Sarah source said that members of the Royal family often invite friends for tea at the palace.
Of course, Sarah is not a member of the Royal family nor does she live at BP. Eugenie doesn't live there either, so it had to be enabled by Andrew who has an apartment in BP.
Am I correct in assuming that this tea party for 6 year olds happened when the Queen was in Scotland?
I wouldn't be as surprised if it was Andrew hosting his friends - although Royal Lodge is quite grand, or even Eugenie hosting her friends at Grandma and Grandpa's palace, but a bunch of 6 year olds are hardly friends of Andrew or Eugenie. Andrew by enabling his ex wife's access to Royal perks keeps giving anti royalists more ammunition & neither parent did Eugenie any favors by making her look like a rent a Princess.
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Old 07-11-2017, 02:40 AM
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According to the article a palace spokesman said it was a private matter and "From time to time members of the Royal Family who reside at royal residences invite guests to visit privately." A Sarah source said that members of the Royal family often invite friends for tea at the palace.
David has said he counts William and Harry among his friends and as the Wales brothers and York girls have socialised in the same circles over the years the Beckams are probably known to them also.

Eugenie doesn't reside at the Palace but her father does. There probably are private tea parties held by family members from time to time, only the invitees don't tend to post about the private occasion on social media!

Eugenie also seems to be very friendly, last week she was spotted passing by a newly wed couple emerging from a registry office and happily posed with them.
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Old 07-11-2017, 03:47 AM
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Andrew does have his London apartment at BP and the reports are that the door still says TRH The Duke and Duchess of York. Sarah spends quite a bit of time at that apartment as well - even sometimes having afternoon tea with the Queen when they are both there on the same day and have free time in their schedule.

I suspect that this was a private party arranged by Beckham and Andrew that Beckham then made public while others who do the same thing don't publicise it realising that it is a private matter and should be kept as such.

This may even make it harder for the royals to have private events with their friends at places like BP as people see this situation as BP for hire rather than seeing it as the home of many members of the BRF who want to have their friends over for parties or other events.
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Old 07-11-2017, 06:27 AM
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Andrew does have his London apartment at BP and the reports are that the door still says TRH The Duke and Duchess of York. Sarah spends quite a bit of time at that apartment as well - even sometimes having afternoon tea with the Queen when they are both there on the same day and have free time in their schedule.

I suspect that this was a private party arranged by Beckham and Andrew that Beckham then made public while others who do the same thing don't publicise it realising that it is a private matter and should be kept as such.

This may even make it harder for the royals to have private events with their friends at places like BP as people see this situation as BP for hire rather than seeing it as the home of many members of the BRF who want to have their friends over for parties or other events.


I have never believed that Sarah has tea with the Queen. I never seen anything to prove to me it happens. This whole birthday party at the palace has Sarah somehow benefiting written all over it.
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Old 07-11-2017, 06:34 AM
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Sarah don't organising Beckham's Buckingham palace party

Fergie denies organising Beckhams' Buckingham Palace party | Daily Mail Online

Prince Andrew with Sarah have a dinner last night in Mayfair , London

Fergie and Prince Andrew mix it with celebs at steakhouse | Daily Mail Online
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Old 07-11-2017, 06:45 AM
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I have never believed that Sarah has tea with the Queen. I never seen anything to prove to me it happens. This whole birthday party at the palace has Sarah somehow benefiting written all over it.
I'm tending to believe that Sarah does have a good relationship with the Queen. Not only at times at BP, but Sarah has also been invited to stay at Balmoral with the Queen. Just has to clear out before Philip arrives though as he's reported not to think too highly of Sarah at all.

This whole "party at the palace" for the Beckhams is just another flub that reflects badly on the Yorks. Andrew, of course with apartments at BP, does have the right to invite friends over for tea and such but his mistake was to omit warning the Beckhams from going public with it as they blatantly did. It put BP as a whole in a bad light. It put the Yorks in a bad light and also made the Beckhams look like celebrity publicity seekers. Not a good thing at all.
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:52 AM
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That tea party has Fergie written all over it!

Sure, she denies it, because there's a backlash in the press. But I don't think Andrew would have thought of it on his own and as for paying for it...really?

She couldn't have managed it without Andrew; he constantly enables her.
And her daughters love her dearly and try to ease her way, but she is such a huge liability for them and often makes them look bad.

I'd advise the York girls to distance themselves, but family is family and should stick together.

That said, Fergie would do them all a huge favor if she removed to Switzerland like she said she intended to do, and leaves them alone for a while.

(And I'm another who doesn't believe she's on great terms with the Queen. I remember quite a few negative things Fergie has said, and the Queen probably remembers too! She'd have to be a saint to overlook all that!)
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Old 07-11-2017, 09:25 AM
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I see the media put Sarah's name up, because they know who'll receive the most hate.

Folks, it was a tea party! Why are people so upset about a tea party?
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Old 07-11-2017, 09:35 AM
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Beckham had gone to extreme lengths in order to get his knighthood but ended up in disgrace. He needs new access to the royals to smoothen public opinion and what is better to have his daugther celebrate at Beckingham sorry Buckingham Palace.
Talking of disgrace, I can imagine that Fergie (or Andrew) is a more than willing helper.
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Old 07-11-2017, 09:54 AM
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I hope everyone keeps in mind- anything and everything that's held at Buckingham Palace is with The Queen's authority and permission. If there was a, TEA PARTY, event held there, she agreed to it.
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Old 07-11-2017, 10:19 AM
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I hope everyone keeps in mind- anything and everything that's held at Buckingham Palace is with The Queen's authority and permission. If there was a, TEA PARTY, event held there, she agreed to it.


I don't think it would have been presented as it was and if she did approve it doesn't mean it was a good idea. No one is denying that a tea party was held there are no ifs about it. Now they are just deciding who will take the blame. I bet the Queen and Phillip just wish she would disappear. Sarah and Andrew never learn. If David hadn't put it on his Instagram I wonder who would be next to have a princess party at the palace experience
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Old 07-11-2017, 10:23 AM
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I hope everyone keeps in mind- anything and everything that's held at Buckingham Palace is with The Queen's authority and permission. If there was a, TEA PARTY, event held there, she agreed to it.
It was a *private* tea party also at the invitation of the Yorks. The way it was portrayed in the media made it sound like the Beckhams were able to rent out Buckingham Palace like some folks can rent out places at Kensington Palace to hold events. The Queen actually had nothing to do with it. Andrew is able to invite friends over for tea in his apartments which is basically what happened here.

David Beckham may have received an order but one of the things most pointed out was that he wore it to Will and Kate's wedding and wore it incorrectly. This is the difference between royalty and celebrity. Beckham's big mistake was making this event public. He was after the publicity rather than thinking of any backlash it may cause. The Yorks were also careless.
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Old 07-11-2017, 10:30 AM
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Andrew didn't invite friends over he or Sarah threw a party for a 6 year old and her friends. It's not like posh didn't have room to have a party and she asked her bestie could she use her place. Anyway her and David have to top that birthday next year. Good luck with that
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Old 07-11-2017, 11:18 AM
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- David later was forced to clarify the event 'wasn't the palace opening the gates for Harper's birthday party'
- A family spokesman also clarified that the event was a private function organised by the Duchess of York
- However, her representative has now distanced her from organising the event and said was her ex-husband

That says it all, to me it looks as Fergie, who is desperate for attention and redemption, just as Beckham is, made it happen and both did not think about the backslash. We've been there before, what's new?
As usual it all ends in chaos and denials and the blaming game, what an embarrassment for everybody involved, yet again.
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Old 07-11-2017, 11:37 AM
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Regardless of if it was Sarah or Andrew, the fact remains that what came out of it made it seem like Buckingham Palace is "for rent" to anyone with enough money to fork over to have a "palace" party for their kid. It didn't help matters that Eugenie posed with the little girls which made her look like a "princess for hire". I'm sure that Andrew will hear about it from his mother but we'll never know about it. Either way, the Yorks were careless in not setting certain parameters for this "tea party" and making sure that as it was a private party, it should remain private.

How soon is BP being closed down for renovations? Right now I'm thinking the quicker the better.
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Either way, the Yorks were careless in not setting certain parameters for this "tea party" and making sure that as it was a private party, it should remain private.
Everybody knows that with Beckham, nothing remains private. That's the point for him and his business model after being out of job as footballer and icon.
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