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Princess Beatrice & Princess Eugenie Aren't Precious Enough To Have Bodyguards 24/7

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Aw, c'mon! The hats weren't THAT bad! Don't let their fashion crimes deprive them of protection! LOLZ!

We kid, we kid. Their hats have nothing to do with this. Actually, funds are low and the palace doesn't feel it is necessary to give the girls 24/7 protection that costs them £500,000 annually.

As of this week, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie will no longer have bodyguards at their sides at all time. The daughters of Prince Andrew, who are considered two of the most high-profiled members of the royal family, will now only receive protection from royal guards during royal affairs due to the excessive cost of keeping guards hired for them.

However, Prince Andrew is furious over this decree, as he believes his girls, who are fifth and sixth in line to the throne, should be treated differently from other minor royals because they are constantly in the public eye and he fears for their safety. However, the palace argues that the girls are no different that their cousin Zara Phillips and she receives no protection at all on a day-to-day basis.

What's good for one should be good for all…except Catherine the Duchess Of Cambridge, of course! Bet when she and Prince William come to Hollywood, they'll have every guard in the force with them!

[Image via Ramey Pix.]

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34 comments to “Princess Beatrice & Princess Eugenie Aren't Precious Enough To Have Bodyguards 24/7”

  1. 1

    Well I feel it highly unwise to make this public!!! I can see dropping the service but to announce it makes them rather like sitting ducks doesn't it?

  2. 2

    They aren't minor royals at all so your article is wrong. They're really pretty much in the same place William and Harry are and are in the immediate family of the reigning Queen just the same. People seem to forget William is not the heir to the throne, Charles is. There's a very good chance that William won't see the throne until he is an old man given how long the reigning monarchs in their family live. Also, remember that Queen Elizabeth II was in the EXACT same place Princess Beatrice is currently in at one time. She only became heir-apparent because her uncle abdicated the throne and it went to her father, his younger brother. A "minor" royal would be a somewhat distant relative to the immediate family. Those are typically 2nd and 3rd cousins, and so forth. Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are 1st cousins to William and Harry and all around in the same position on the totem pole so to speak until Queen Elizabeth II retires or passes away leaving the throne to Charles. And should some sort of scandal or upset happen in the Royal family like it has before than there's a bigger chance than you'd think that Princess Beatrice could be the Queen one day.

  3. 3

    Two 'German' grenades incoming…..sound the grenade whistle!

  4. 4

    Also, Zara Phillips and her brother didn't get titles because their mother, Princess Anne opted not to have them as Princess & Prince so that they could live normal lives and not be obligated to royal life. The reason why Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie aren't seen as much as William and Harry anymore is because they've been in college and chosen temporary leaves of absence from royal obligations unless it's something very important until they finish with this period of their lives. After that they will begin appearing far more frequently at the same things William and Harry appear at.

  5. 5

    Dude. Wtf are they wearing?

  6. 6

    who cares???

  7. 7

    If ifs and buts…. Theyre minor royals. The right decision. People are too paranoid in any case.

  8. 8

    They are not minor royals, they take their father's status ie senior members of the royal family. maybe they shouldn't have 2 protection officers with them while they are at university, but they need at least one each. Prince Andrew is absolutely right.

  9. 9

    and you feel the need to announce this even more- so those of us who don't care will go "wtf" and those who DO care are gonna jump at the chance to get at these girls now that they don't have bodyguards 24/7. You're retarded, Perez

  10. 10

    poor girls their names are old people names and their outfits are ugly. Other than that who cares I mean if funds are that tight..maybe if they have maids and cooks they could maybe clean some themselves and fire one or two if thats the case lol.

  11. 11

    1. Who cares. 2. Their hats are absolutely hideous.. everyone knows it, including them. They knew they'd get attention, hence why they wore them. To bad the attention is all negative (which is well deserved for going out in public looking like that and being a royal)…

  12. 12

    Well, to be completely honest, they aren't the "same" as William and Harry, and they AREN'T in the same position Queen Elizabeth was as a young girl. When she was Princess Elizabeth, King Edward had no children and her father was #2 in line for the throne, and she was #3. For Princess Beatrice to become Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry AND her father would all have to die, AND neither Prince William or Prince Harry could have children. AND if Parliment changes the law determining eligibility (ie so that daughters would be eligible in the same parity as sons) then possibly Princess Anne and Zara and Peter would all also bump Beatrice out.

    If Prince Andrew feels his daughters need that much protection because they are out in the public eye, perhaps he should (a) pay for it and (b) get a better grip on HOW and WHY they are in the public eye- maybe if they acted more like royal princesses they would get treated like royal princesses.

  13. 13

    The only place these two slobs should be worried is when they're near a pork slaughterhouse. Otherwise, who would want to be near them? Oink. Oink.

  14. 14

    Gee…I wonder why the funds are low. Maybe cause that dumb wedding just cost $65 million!

  15. 15

    Beatrice is making me wonder if there isn't an eating disorder going on somewhere. I would also like to see what she looks like without those awful panda eyes she paints on all the time.

  16. 16

    Zara Phillips is not a royal. Her mother, a Princess, chose to have have her remain untitled, just like her father. She is not in line for the throne & therefore not entitled to a security detail.
    She receives no funding from the government & relies on endorsement deals to support herself.

  17. 17

    It' all just a royal circle of "fuck you." The princesses' mom (Sarah) sold access to their dad, Prince Andrew, which pissed off the royal family, so Sarah wasn't invited to William's wedding ("fuck off, Sarah!"), so the princesses responded by dressing like royal clowns at the wedding ("Tell our mum to fuck off, will ya? Well fuck you!"), so now the princesses' security detail is on the chopping block ("Noooo, little girls … FUCK YOU!). Ah, the circle of life.

  18. 18

  19. 19

    I don't give a shit, I just want that coat that chic is wearing.

  20. 20

    Good news …biggest Benefit Scroungers in the UK!!

  21. 21

    There are quite a few wrong things being said in people's comments. Firstly, Beatrice and Eugenie are considered minor royals. Oncee William and Harry start having kids they will fall further down the succession line. They are currently 5th and 6th. Beatrice and Eugenie are not on the same "level" as William and Harry. It's Charles, William (and then his sons), Harry (and then his sons) Prince Andrew, etc etc. You can find a list of succession online. As it is right now it's boys first. They are talking of changing the succession law before William has his first baby so that if it's a girl first she can become the heir even if sons are born after.
    Queen Elizabeth was not in the exact same place as Beatrice. The Queen's uncle had no children that's why when he abdicated the crown when to her father then to her.
    Officially anyone with and HRH is part of the "Royal Family". All others are said to be the Queen's family

  22. 22

    Princess Anne's kids didn't receive titles because a) they are children of a princess and titles pass through men (fathers) only. Her first husband declined a title of Duke from the queen which would have at least made the kids Lord and Lady. Anne said no because her kids are far from the throne and wouldn't be doing any official duties.
    There has been talk for a long time about Beatrice and Eugenie even losing their HRH status as they won't be talking up any royals duties when they get older. I'm kind of surprised at that because there won't be very many HRH's left of their generation to take up patronages.

  23. 23

    Re: MonkeyJustice – You may be right about this. However, Let's put this all into perspective.

    William and Catherine will be under some pressure now to seal the deal much as his parents had been in their day - at least two children but, given their love match, I wouldn't be surprised to see more. Harry and his girlfriend are following the same path - look for another royal wedding in a couple years, with - again - at least two kids from that marriage. Beatrice and Eugenie will _never_ be as high in the line of succession as they are right now and will inevitably drop back as they get older.

    That's not to say that they wouldn't be a target, but the decision sends a clear message that the girls need to rein in their behaviour. "Sloane-ing it" is _not_ the image the Royals want to project.

  24. 24

    Zara Phillips is not a royal. Her mother, a Princess, chose to have have her remain untitled, just like her father. She is not in line for the throne & therefore not entitled to a security detail.
    She receives no funding from the government & relies on endorsement deals to support herself.
    Zara is in line for the throne. Princess Anne has two kids Peter who is 11th in line, his newborn daughter is 12th and Princess Anne's daughter Zara is 13th

  25. 25

    they are not 'minor' royals. the MINORS went to the wedding in the VANS to the wedding. The MAJORS (LIKE A SCORECARD) went in limosines. These 2 were in limosines.

  26. 26

    Lot of crazies out there. If I were Prince Andrew I would pay one guard to look out for them in public places. Just sayin…Too much is going on the world.

  27. sanaa says – reply to this


    Am I the only person who thing Beatrice looks really cool? That hat/head dress is amazing! But Eugenie her outfit looks like 99 cent halloween costume!

  28. 28

    One can only imagine the disaster that would occurr if one of these girls became the Queen. It would certainly be the death of the monarchy in Great Britain. They have no class and are as vulgar and portly as their trashy mother.

  29. 29

    This is a blatant copy paste job from the Daily Mail - right down to the 'minor royals' phrasing and the comparison to Zara.
    Beatrice and Eugenie are university students and have no official royal duties. they are not high profile royals - they are second rate party girls and the taxpayer has been paying for their security for years.

  30. 30

    Umm, this is NOT new news! I read this like a year ago!

  31. 31

    Well the fact is there not exactly good looking, they have terrible sense in clothing and well the mother is a gold digging biyatch- harsh bit well it's what your thinking anyway). Why would these girls have a body guard?? Besides the fact that no one really cares about them anyway! To be quite frank will and kate seem cool but thy are people at the end of the day, the wedding was great but now it's over. Am i the only one who doesn't really care about the whole royal family buzz?

  32. 32

    let andy pay for it then.

  33. 33

    Re: sayswho – that's exactly what I was thinking.

  34. 34

    its because they are FUG