Princess Beatrice has taken 17 vacations in nine months, at the cost of $460,000


It was only a matter of time before Princess Beatrice got thrown under the bus again. The Clarence House and Kensington Palace press offices can’t help themselves. Whenever Prince Charles or the Cambridges get criticized, a lesser royal must be thrown under the bus. Sometimes it’s Harry, sometimes it’s Prince Andrew, but this year, it’s been Princess Beatrice more often than not. So after two weeks of everyone talking about how Duchess Kate is a work-shy layabout and William is obsessed with his mother-in-law, of course the Daily Mail magically has a story about how Princess Beatrice vacations constantly. Of course.

To be fair though, Beatrice is giving her critics a lot to work with. In May, the Mail claimed Beatrice had taken FIFTEEN holidays in six months’ time. Now the count is up to 17, and I don’t think that includes her long weekend in Mexico to go to a friend’s wedding. Keep in mind, this is the same princess who jetted off for a yachting holiday just weeks after “starting her new job” in New York. Anyway, the Daily Mail has the spreadsheets and receipts on Bea’s vacation-happy ways: Beatrice has been on 17 vacations in nine months, 15 of those in 2015 alone. The cost of all of this vacationing? About £300,000, roughly $460,000. Just on vacations. You can read the vacation breakdown here.

She’s sunned herself in St. Barts, skied in Verbier and, most recently, was spotted hobnobbing with Oprah on Roman Abramovich’s yacht in Ibiza. Now a travel company has worked out how much following in Princess Beatrice’s footsteps would cost – and at £300,000, it certainly doesn’t come cheap. The 27-year-old, who moved to New York at the start of July to begin a new job in equities trading, has enjoyed a record 15 holidays in 2015 alone.

In total, Beatrice has enjoyed a total of 63 days away and has managed almost as many flights in the past ten months than the average Briton takes in their entire lifetime. The royal holidays began shortly after the princess quit her £19,500-a-year job at Sony amid claims that her details had been exposed by the North Korean cyber attack.

The princess, who was seen enjoying several days of racing during Royal Ascot in June, made her move across the Atlantic to New York at the start of July but less than four weeks after starting the new role, was pictured aboard Mr Abramovich’s yacht in Ibiza. Now thought to be back at work in New York, the photos of the princess soaking up the sun on the Russian oligarch’s yacht are thought to have caused disquiet among Palace officials.

Fearing a public backlash, they are thought to have asked the Duke of York to allow them to stage an image-improving ‘Project Beatrice’ – only to have the plan vetoed by Prince Andrew.

[From The Daily Mail]

Princess Beatrice desperately needs a royal-sanctioned “Project Beatrice” to improve her image, or at the very least, she needs some help to avoid being roadkill underneath the wheels of the Wales/Cambridge PR blitz. And yes, I know, she’s not a “working royal” like her father, or Charles or the Cambridges. She doesn’t get an allowance from the Queen, from what I gather, although her father definitely pays a lot for her lifestyle, plus Beatrice works her “connections,” which she learned how to do from her parents. Bea has a lot of shady, wealthy friends and she likes to party with those friends and they partially pay her way. Here’s the thing though – she’s not a “kid” and she’s not “finding herself” or having some kind of “gap year.” She’s a 27 year old princess who would rather party and vacation and not do much of anything productive.


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  1. Aussie girl says:

    Whoza!! That has to be some kind of record.

  2. Esteph says:

    I agree with you Kaiser, she does need to work on her image.
    Then again, if she has the opportunity to take “time off” or vacations, then why not? Although she is a royal by birth, she doesn’t have a real obligation to present herself as much as her cousins do.

  3. InvaderTak says:

    So what? She’s not a working royal. She can do what she wants and her father pays for it. She actually does keep the charity appearances she signs up for and that’s more than can be said for the Cambridges. I’d bet that she’s probably done more official appearances than K/W this year. Anyone keeping count?

    • Imo says:

      Who pays Andrew?

      • Anon says:

        THIS. THIS is why I am baffled by it. Frankly, if I were in her position, I wouldn’t want a finance job either. But, why not pick something she might enjoy? Get a job with a travel company or something historical. It’s the lazy entitlement that I have an issue with. All of this does not come from her Dad, but I truly feel that if all of her friends up and disappeared tomorrow she would have zero qualms demanding more from him.

      • Megan says:

        I am skeptical of the Wales/Cambridge conspiracy when it comes to Beatrice. The DM loves to shade the Yorks. The implication is she and her parents are up to something shady to fund her jet set lifestyle.

      • PennyLane says:

        His Mummy. He runs up all sorts of debts and then every few years, at a point in time when he’s in her good graces, Andrew asks the Queen for help and she quietly pays them all off.

      • Tina says:

        Andrew also has lots of really dodgy friends who help him out. I don’t imagine Jeffrey Epstein has much money for anyone but lawyers these days, but Andrew brought Goga Ashkenazi to Royal Ascot a few years ago. She’s the daughter of a Kazakh dictator who is accused of having had people boiled alive, and the mistress of another Kazakh oligarch who found a buyer for Sunninghill Park at millions over the asking price.

      • Green Girl says:

        I kind of feel bad for these two sisters, because to me it feels that they’re still getting written about because of stuff their parents did/still do. It always feels to me that whatever they do, it’s not good enough.

    • ncboudicca says:

      Interesting, I wonder if that’s the case…the numbers are somewhere, I’m sure.

      • COSquared says:

        Normal Billy:25.
        HM:150 or so(ditto the DOE).
        POW: 300+(ditto Anne). Ginger Hubby:49.
        Not sure on the rest.

      • COSquared says:

        Normal Billy:25.
        HM:150 or so(ditto the DOE).
        POW: 300+(ditto Anne).
        Ginger Hubby:49.
        Not sure on the rest.

    • Mia V. says:

      It’s not like she’s going to be queen and avoid working, she’s just a lesser royal and if her father pays for it, good for her.

    • Tia says:

      First off WE ( commonwealth tax payers)
      pay for the majority of her living expenses. Royal properties are NOT owned in private. Secondly her majesty pays Andrew a healthy stipend and SHE gets her ” earnings” as the DUKE of Lancaster ( crown trust) other crown trust money that was SUPPOSE to pay for the upkeep of Royal Properties was instead siphoned off ” elsewhere” . THIRD the queen mother died in great ( scandalous) debt, so who exactly do you think paid for all these trusts she supposedly set up for her great grand kids? Finally NO ONE is throwing Andrew and his kidlets under the bus…he’s driving the bus! As the queens favorite , her majesty has turned a willful eye away from his probable criminal behaviour, worse yet she gave him a diplomatic position to ensure he would never be prosecuted. Cudos to Eugenie for trying to carve her own niche. As a lowly Red Cross worker, I’ve acually had the misfortune to meet the ” Prince” last time he was in Victoria, vile man!

      • FLORC says:

        By throwing under the bus it’s redirecting negative attention away from some and directly to others. Bea is very much getting thrown under the bus, but she’s also making it kind of easy.

        And the way so much money is redirected to private use is sick. Then when the money is needed for it’s intended purpose and there’s nothing left in the account strings are pulled to get more money instead of giving back what they took.

      • Imo says:

        If Charles weren’t so self-absorbed he wouldn’t punish the York girls for their father’s mistakes. But yeah, Bea seems to have said ‘screw it’

    • Jib says:

      Right. Charles does not want the B & E doing royal work. I truly believe that if he gave them the green light, they would embarrass William and Kate with the number of appearances they would do. I think they are eager to do royal work, but have been shut out. Don’t they both do a lot of quiet charity work?

      So I could care less how many vacations she takes or how her shady friends pay for them. I see how they are treated and understand why it seems no one wants to marry Harry and have his kids, the future Eugenies and Beatrices.

      • Tina says:

        There is another model though – the Zara and Peter Phillips model. They have jobs and are well respected. I think Eugenie, at least, is trying to follow that path.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Zara and Peter live free on their mother’s estate, complete with taxpayer protection for the entire estate. Fewer complain about that because they aren’t caught on vacation as much as Beatrice.

      • Tina says:

        They’re not caught on vacation as much as Beatrice because they don’t go on vacation as much as Beatrice – they both have proper jobs. And Anne works the hardest of all the Royals and isn’t linked to the world’s dodgiest people.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Most of Beatrice’s vacations seem to be weekend trips paid by friends. That doesn’t change the fact that Zara, Peter, and their families benefit from whatever security Anne has for the estate and whatever HM gives Anne.

        Anne is one of the hardest working, although she isn’t reckoned to be a very nice person. She gets the job done but she’s brusque and occasionally offensive. Zara and Peter both work, although Peter’s job is mostly promoting Zara and Mike. The amount of time they put into those jobs? Not easy to track but they’re not exactly 9-to-5 careers. I think they’re doing a good job of publicly separating from the gravy train, but they still benefit from it.

      • Tina says:

        No, Anne is not thought to be the nicest person, but she is sweetness and light compared to Andrew.

        And “not exactly 9-to-5 careers”? I have no idea how much Peter actually works (although he is usually described as having a full time job), but Zara has no other option but to train full time. Olympic eventing is bloody difficult and dangerous, you can’t half-ass it:

      • Megan says:

        When William and Kate go away for the weekend, it’s called a vacation. When they take a day off on an official tour, it’s called a vacation. When Beatrice goes away for the weekend, it’s not a vacation. Hmmmm…..

      • notasugarhere says:

        I like Zara, Tina. I’m less sure about Peter but I’ve always liked Zara. My point is, they are living for free on Anne’s property and nobody complains about that. They are getting a sweeter deal than Beatrice in many ways, particularly since most people don’t think about the kind of deal they’re getting.

        Do I think she trains hard, yes. She’d have to. That doesn’t mean she doesn’t get plenty of time off too. Neither of us is there with them every day, just like we aren’t with Beatrice.

      • Tina says:

        And I don’t dislike Beatrice either (although doesn’t she live with her parents when she’s in the UK? I know she goes to their Verbier place a lot). I understand that she gets thrown under the bus by the others to protect their own PR. But she doesn’t help herself with all of these freebies, she could keep her head down like Eugenie (and Zara and Peter).

      • notasugarhere says:

        She could, and I wish she would, but she’s not required to. Charles cut her loose, he gets to deal with the consequences.

        When W&K do 1/3 of what other royals do on their tours AND build in “rest days”, I’ll call those vacation days. They also do smaller vacations we don’t usually catch. It is the big ones like her week in Mustique immediately followed by 10 days away from PGTips in the Maldives, or two weeks in Mustique when she was too sick to work but fine to fly, that make people sit up and take notice.

  4. JFresh says:

    Why doesn’t she get an education?

  5. Birdix says:

    The way those numbers are presented is certainly aimed at stirring up outrage, between the 300k pounds and the more flying in ten months than in an average Briton’s lifetime. And though they may be playing fast and loose with the numbers, she’s given them a lot to work with. But if she’s not a working Royal, why does she have to pretend to be serious and industrious?

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yes, if you read it carefully, it says it would cost that much “to follow in her footsteps.” I’m sure she didn’t actually pay that much herself. And you have finally brought me over to the so what? side. It’s not a life I could lead without feeling guilty, but it’s her life and her father’s money…

      • Birdix says:

        I have a circle of friends who all went to a Quaker school, and though they come from connected, often well-off families, 9 of 10 of them have chosen work where they are making an impact rather than making money (and living simply, so not relying on family money). It is surprising that there’s no natural “do-gooder” in the younger set of the RF (maybe Harry is getting there?). Oddly, it seems duty is emphasized in their education but not a clear idea of why their contributions are important or an understanding that they are part of a larger whole? Or something? Instead they seem obsessed by keeping up with their uber-wealthy friends lifestyles.

    • Tilly says:

      And … although her boyfriend isn’t with Virgin any longer, he probably still gets discounts for himself, family and friends (on Virgin and affiliated airlines) which she might be taking advantage of. She may also be staying with rich friends and in doing so saving a whole lot of accommodation costs.

      • LAK says:

        All of her ‘holidays’ are staying with friends or relatives.

        Her friends and BF happen to own yachts, mansions, palaces etc in exotic places.

        When I read the count down of her holidays, all I see are people that are long standing family friends.

        The DM isn’t telling us how long she spent at any given place here, YET when they reported on said holidays individually at the time they happened, it was weekends and the occasional week NOT weeks on end which this article implies.

        So, if her BFFs wish to spend weekends out of Britain, and those weekend homes are in exotic places, it’s being reported as B is on holiday again.

        Further, the trips that involved work are also being thrown into the mix to make it look like one long never ending holiday.

        At the end of the day, even if Andrew doesn’t pay for her, she has a trust fund. A wealthy BF and wealthy friends willing to invite her to their homes.

      • Sixer says:

        Inclined to agree, LAK.

        And we can make some tortuous argument about the origins of the money she lives on, but you know – none of these trustafarians in her group are any more deserving.

        She’s not a working royal, so this does not interest me.

      • The Original Mia says:

        Should have just said I agree with Tilly, LAK, and Sixer. This does not interest me.

      • FLORC says:

        There you go with the facts again LAK! Tossing out words and numbers like 17 vacations in 9 months makes you think she took week long and expensive holidays back to back. Next time I stay over a friends home I’m calling it a vacation.

      • notasugarhere says:

        BTW, Sixer, Go Aries!

      • Bridget says:

        And yet the words “Russian Oligarch” aren’t giving anyone pause?

      • Sixer says:

        NOTA – just watching a big long BBC interview with him now. I think I’m a bit in lurve!

        Bridget – oligarch infiltration of London high society is so entrenched these days, I think we’ve all given up commenting on it.

    • vauvert says:

      The only reason I roll my eyes is because it seems such a useless existence (regardless who lays for it): no work, no purpose except to pack another bikini suitcase and how away. Waste of an education and a life. I could understand a bit of this at 18-19, but at this stage in her life? Ugh.

      Btw, constant vacation is not all that. We have just returned after a month away. It was fabulous, between the museums, shops, restaurants, five star hotels and not having to wash a single teacup, but I am thrilled to be home, even if it means doing my own laundry again. (Which I am sure this woman never has to do.)

      • FLORC says:

        The “vacations” are not what you think. They’re using this wording in a negative fashion to redirect attention away from higher PR priorities. A vacation is a weekend they don’t stay home.

      • bluhare says:

        Yes, but aren’t she and her boyfriend supposed to be working?

        Personally, I think it looks bad. Whether she’s a “working royal” or not, she’s not doing the BRF any favors by looking like an indolent socialite, whether she stays with friends or pays for it. And she does get subsidized rent on her apartment in a PALACE, even though she doesn’t pay it. Her dad does. Maybe she doesn’t give a damn; it sure looks like it to me.

  6. Murphy says:

    The DM can’t come out and make such accusations about William so they’re just continuing to pick on Beatrice. She is not a working Royal and a lot of those expenses are covered by her rich boyfriend and she has a trust fund. I’m not saying she doesn’t get some of her wealth from the crown-I know where that trust fund came from and how her father pays for her RPOs. But she is no where near Bill and Cathy’s level of exploitation and laziness.

  7. Lesley says:

    Can’t stand her. Smug to the nth degree

    • FLORC says:

      You don’t follow her then. Smug is something this girl isn’t, but I welcome your evidence of this smug behavior.

  8. cakecakecake says:


    She lives waaay better than Kate and William but folks are always on Kate’s case.

    I’d rather be Beatrice, she is living the life and has no one to answer to for it.
    She’s excessive and loving it. I wonder what she spends on clothes, geez

    • Mary says:

      I agree. She’s still young. She’s single, wealthy, popular. She’s got about fifty years of life ahead of her, she may as well spend her youth playing with friends and having fun.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I hadn’t noticed HM handing Beatrice a 50 room mansion in central London or a 10 bedroom country estate, so I don’t think she lives better than W&K.

      As noted above, she’s not a working royal and most of these trips can be tracked as weekend freebies from friends.

  9. Carol says:

    Honestly, who cares? If I was a royal, I would be taking vacations ALL THE TIME. Plus, I would charge it to my subjects. And I would wear a crown.

  10. Imo says:

    The wealthy and well connected do not pay full price for anything. Beatrice didn’t pay nearly this amount. Her friends own airlines, islands, yachts, estates all over the world – she is not pulling out her American Express every time she travels.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Maybe some of the travel could even be considered business development with potential clients?

    • Lea says:

      She’s definitely networking and i doubt the royal family pays for her vacations. Royals never pay, they have rich friends for this kind of stuff.

      Bea’s bf is rich and he is always with her. So i bet he pays for the couple vacations and for the rest they use their rich friends islands, yachts etc for free.

      Bea was even yachting with Oprah… girl has connections everywhere… even outside the british socialite bubble.

      • FLORC says:

        I want to yacht with Oprah!

      • mayamae says:

        I wonder why she doesn’t marry him, since they’ve been together forever. I think a lot of women in her position with elderly grandparents would marry to ensure they could be present. Unless the goal is waiting for Philip to pass so Sarah can be fully involved. That’s so morbid.

      • FLORC says:

        Morbid if true. You are the one suggesting it;)
        Some people just wait. Only they know why.

  11. Anne says:

    Can we even call them vacations when she’s on vacations more than she’s at work?

  12. E.M. MAXX says:

    Why oh WHY …do these people still exist ?

  13. Karen says:

    I think she needs to give up her title and enjoy her life with her rich bf. And do charity when and how she likes. Vacation as much as she likes.

    Charles is going to do away with her RPOs anyhow. And it’s not like Zara et al aren’t invited to royal events. Might as well beat him to the punch and have some fun.

  14. OSTONE says:

    I don’t think I’ve gone in 17 vacations on my lifetime 🙁 lol

  15. COSquared says:

    #poorjason must have spent several days calculating the amount. Such a hard life, you know?

  16. Rada says:

    proof that money can’t buy you style. but it can buy you a stylist so I’m not sure what’s up.

  17. Beatrice says:

    She is on her way to becoming her generation’s Princess Margaret, one of the original jet-setters!

    • Pedro45 says:

      Not nearly glamorous enough to be compared to Princess Margaret.

      • Rosalee says:

        I read a bio of Princess Margaret – whenever I read her name I picture her wearing a caftan swilling gin and tonics waving her silver cigarette holder while singing show tunes.

  18. Tilly says:

    I’m really surprised to read that she’s been given an equities trading role.

    I worked as a foreign exchange dealer straight out of university (they tend to like to snap them up young and mold them into what they want), and it was bloody hard work! 6am-7pm days; pressure, pressure, pressure all day long … barely a minute to eat … the money was amazing and it gave me the chance to save up and do some really cool stuff, but it was sheer hell most days (constantly being berated by the higher-ups; challenged on absolutely every decision you make; lots of yelling and shouting all day long … [and I was one of the favourites!]).

    I don’t think Beatrice would have the staying power or discipline to be successful in a role like this. Besides, she already has work experience not related to this field – they don’t normally like that as people come to them with pre-conceived ideas about what an employer should be like, based on their past experience (unless they’ve come from a trading background). I give her six months tops.

    • Anon says:

      I also work in financial services, which is why I don’t think hers is a real job. I think a friend is covering for her and its more of a favor to say she has something so they created a role for her that they don’t necessarily have a need for. I’ve seen that happen with kids of higher ups to get them on their feet after university or even during summer breaks. If this were a real position I think I would give her 6 weeks tops haha!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I have had the same thought, Tilly. In my twenties, I hung around with people in that industry and they worked their tails off. No way this is a real job.

    • bluhare says:

      I agree with you. I’m stunned at the defense of her, I really am. And there’s no way she’s working like you did. No way in hell.

  19. Brittney B. says:

    UGH. I’m a year older than her and I’d love to have the resources to go on vacations at my whim… but here’s the thing; if I had her connections and fame, I’d want to use that influence to make a difference in the world, too. An occasional vacation would be lovely and relaxing, but ultimately empty and unfulfilling if I didn’t spend the rest of my time working to save animals and help people and change minds about important social issues.

    I don’t understand this selfish life at all. So few people have the resources — through no work of their own — to run charitable foundations, and to travel to see the effects of war and inequality in person and spread awareness. When someone does have them, but chooses to use them for vapid reasons, it boils my blood.

    • delorb says:

      That’s my thinking as well. Not so much the fulfilling life, but the endless vacations. If she doesn’t want to have a fulfilling life, so be it, but doesn’t the bloom come off the rose after you’ve spent 5 trips in the same luxury hot-spot? I’m thinking people would get bored no matter how great the place is.

    • Jib says:

      She does have charities, I bet more than Kate has. And Charles cut her out of doing royal work.

    • notasugarhere says:

      She does more charity work on her personal time than KM does on her “on duty” time, and Beatrice is not required to do any charity work at all.

    • Imo says:

      Brittany B.
      That’s because you have excellent priorities. Yes, the Yorks volunteer but it is clear that charity is not their raison d’etre.

      • FLORC says:

        It’s not mine either. I make time for it when I can and want to.
        And i’m slightly older than her and have resources to vacation. It’s many factors that go into it. Not simply priorities. Also, what you think is a vacation. Which when we read royalty and vacation we think crazy expensive. When it could simply mean not being home.

  20. Anniefannie says:

    I think this is almost in the neighborhood of its no ones business! As I recall it was Charles desire to streamline the working Royals so she’s now selecting to gad about with her fiancé.
    If the DM could link any of the extravagances to the publics money THAT would be a story.
    Until then MYOB

  21. Miss Jupitero says:


    I friggin’ need a vacation. A real vacation. Something involving ancient forests, long stretches of beach, cold drinks, days of beauty, and art galleries. Eat the rich. Take me to Banksy’s Dismaland so that I can howl into the void.

    I would much rather bask with my nose in a book than do *anything* that anyone else thinks is productive.

    F*ck the Royal family. Put an end to it all. Seriously guys, let’s get this show on the road and cut these guys off.

  22. happy girl says:

    Omg, good for her. Life is short and given the choice of toiling away for “show” (if she doesn’t have a specific passion), or travelling the gorgeous planet and enjoying each day…..she’s very lucky and hopefully she counts her blessings every single day. Who cares?!

  23. smcollins says:

    I’ve had ONE vacation (not counting long weekends) in 9 YEARS. Must be nice is all I’ve got to say.

  24. lisa says:

    no one in her family invented microsoft

    all monies came from or come from taxpayers

    while i believe the queen works her tail off in a queenly way, she could never work enough for all those hangers on to be justified

  25. The Original Mia says:

    When Beatrice becomes next in line to the throne and Dave is her consort, then I’ll be concerned about what she does as a private citizen. Otherwise, nope. Still don’t care and won’t hold her to the same standard as the heir and his wife.

  26. HatetheletterKf says:

    The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

  27. Sharon Lea says:

    When the time comes for to have children, will she stay home or continue like this as Fergie did? Is she so used to jetting off, will she always be this restless?

  28. lunchcoma says:

    I agree this isn’t the same kind of deal as Will and Kate, but you’d think she would be at least a little more careful. There’s plenty of fun to be had in New York where she lives. If I were in her shoes, I’d try to lay low for awhile.

  29. Darkladi says:

    Somebody need a boot in they ass- as my Big Mama used to say

  30. divinegimp says:

    Her vacations seem privately funded anyways by her wealthy friends and by Dave. (His family is supposedly wealthy. ) Or by simply getting cheap/free airline tickets by the Bransons. Like on her recent trip:

    “Yacht vacation with Oprah, that particular vacation supposedly was courtesy of Abramovich’s wife (Dasha) who is one of Bea’s friends and is present on the holiday (she’s not identified in the photos yet she is walking right next to Bea.) ” I don’t remember who made the comment it was someone on here. Her “job” won’t be exactly like yours or mine

    So , I don’t know why the tabloids think Bea owes anybody an explanation,

    Obviously, whoever hired her doesn’t mind the vacations and why would they if they don’t cut in to her work time and she gives some notice before hand? Like for her upcoming india trip, i know she probably gave notice Most seem like quick weekend getaways anyways, Bea could easily be back in the office by Monday. If her boss don’t make a big deal out of it why should we?

    Quite a few of her vacations had to be going to New York it seems. Who knows how many trips had to do with business rather than some getaway time.

    I actually don’t believe in half of her vacations as half of them don’t even have pics, like her recent one with Ashton . Some of the so called vacations the DM picked from twitter mentions and they are oh so reliable *sarcasm .

    It’s not like she does nothing with her life, she does give back, she has quite a few patronages under her belt and seems dedicated to them, unlike some.

  31. anne_000 says:

    I don’t begrudge her going on weekend jaunts with her friends, who are probably paying for most of the expenses anyways.

    Nor do I begrudge her using money given to her from other family members even though that was somewhere down a long line gotten from the taxpayers in some way.

    I think Charles messed up in his leadership of the BRF. He should have used all the younger members of the BRF as ‘charity ambassadors.’ He’s now stuck with Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee doing their act for the next 25 years until they get the throne and even then there’s no guarantee that they’ll straighten up. I guess that makes Charles the Mad Hatter.

    Yes, it would be nice if Beatrice was shown doing more charity work, but then I think it’s good that she’s accumulating these rich and influential connections, because they make good donors.

    In 2013, she became a royal patron of The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre, so hopefully, she can get some money from her friends and acquaintances like Oprah, who would likely want to donate to a charity that encourages education.

    One good thing I like about Beatrice is that she has the ability to socialize and have her own friends and not ‘hide’ herself away and not being able to form normal social links like you-know-who does.

  32. SavageGrace says:

    Well, well, well… SOMEONE is hard are work to divert attention away from the lazy Cambridges. And DM is taking the bait because they’ve always had a very nasty agenda against Beatrice.

    Just a couple notes:

    1) You can bet she isn’t paying full price (if a penny at all) on any of this. Rich friends and good connections will get you anything at a bargain or for free – just ask her parents – especially when you’re staying in the homes of said rich friends or using their resorts, yachts, etc! Therefore: not our business or concern.

    2) Anything she does spend is coming out of a trust fund, Andrew’s pocket or from Granny’s personal stash. Again: not our business or concern.

    3) She no longer has taxpayer paid RPOs but privately paid bodyguards. So, final time: not our business or concern.

    All in all: if Beatrice wants to be a lazy waste then that’s on her. Title aside, she’s pretty much a private citizen and free to do as she likes. Unless she’s hurting some one, then it’s nobody’s business what she is doing. I’d love to see her doing something important with her life as, unlike some, she does seem to enjoy charity work, but for some reason she’s choosing to go down this path instead. IDK if it’s out of spite (possibly egged on by her parents?) because she’s not being “allowed” to be a full-time royal or what but… it’s sad. Maybe, just maybe, if she had different parents… there is a small hope still for me that she will change but… IDK.

    PS: Daily Mail needs to get over their issue with Beatrice or be made to shut up. They are bullies and egging on bullying of her. It’s sickening.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Interesting they always attack Beatrice but not Zara and Peter. Where’s the outrage for the freebies those two have, including living free on Anne’s estate with taxpayer-funded security on the property?

      Could Beatrice lay low, sure, but why? She’s not our business.

      • SavageGrace says:

        Zara and Peter both live mostly out of the spotlight though which I think leaves the press with less chances or room to complain. And when they do have a bone to pick, they aren’t cruel about it, almost handling it with kid gloves. Maybe they don’t want to rile no-nonsense Anne? LOL

        Seriously though, one BIG thing I think leaves them exempt from this level of bullying (at least in the minds of those in the press): Zara and Peter don’t have Andrew and Fergie as parents. I seem to remember around the time of the “Princess Piggy” comment from a person at DM (which, correct me if I’m wrong (my timelines suck), seems to be when all these really got started) one columnist wrote something like how her mother is a publicity hound so people are allowed to say whatever they like about her, even when it’s cruel.

      • FLORC says:

        Bea is even more removed than Zara and Peter from the public spotlight. It’s more that she’s forever a goto target for redirection/scapegoating tactics when needed. Mostly because of her parents. And These girls are huge targets from no doing of their own. They live in a way that is common for all royals of the BRF that aren’t a senior royal. Yet they get targeted. They’re forever paying for the sins of their parents and that’s why much of the attacks or spotlights on them are disgusting.
        Bare truth. They live no differently than fellow lesser royals.

  33. lisa says:

    what’s wrong with her eyes? is she a cokehead or something?

    • SavageGrace says:

      It’s genetics – she has the Hanover eyes. Queen Victoria (who she is a spitting image of) had the same eyes and it’s passed on throughout the line; they are large and somewhat bulging.

    • FLORC says:

      Her facial features constantly come up in these threads. By constant I mean every, single, thread. And before cokehead a logical assumption would be thyroid condition unless this is a search for flaw to attack from the start. And the correct answer that Savage has provided is given multiple times on every single thread as well.
      She holds traits that run deep in their bloodline.

    • Zombie Shortcake says:

      I have also heard that she has scoliosis.

      Edit: nvm that’s Eugenie

      • FLORC says:

        And the spinal surgery Eug had is a topic of fundraising and low key visits where both princesses go to chat with patients or raise money. On these topics they are well educated.

  34. laurie says:

    To those who have been given much, much is expected.
    This woman single handedly makes her entire family look like losers.
    She embodies the taker/moocher mentality, showing little to no interest in anything but herself — and for most of the time she has literally done nothing to give back to anyone. She is the definition of total self-absorption.

    With the eyes of the world on her, despite gaining notoriety for how she behaves, she just continues along her merry way — a credit to nobody — not to herself, her country, her parents, her generation.

    So many causes out there that she could be shining a light on. She is just a part of the problem — and has no clue whatsoever.

    • notasugarhere says:

      She does more charity work than Kate Middleton, and since Beatrice is not a working royal and never will be, B isn’t required to do any charity work at all.

      • FLORC says:

        Correct Nota
        Bea is hardly the image problem with the BRF.

        How she bahaves? You mean the no drinking smoking? Or the further education? Or the steady and healthy long term relationship without seeding and shifty financial dealings? Or the consistent public and private charity work that brings actual results in action and fundraising? Or are we just to focus on the exploiting of trigger words like how many “vacations” she takes that are no on the tax payer funds?

        Too many details must be ignored to believe that statement.

    • bluhare says:

      AMEN. Thanks for saying this so I didn’t have to get all fired up typing it!!!

  35. mish-mash says:

    Like mother like daughter….really what else does the little cow know ?

  36. TotallyBiased says:

    So, she had 17 long weekends, or what?
    Amal takes off more time than that…
    But seriously, the numbers they are throwing around would have a lot more impact if they would tell us how many days she’s been on vacation, as opposed to ‘she travelled somewhere, it’s a vacation’ every time a rich friend has her over for a few days of sunning on their yacht. Way to play into the jealousy of the masses.
    Also, what is the actual cost to public? (RPO–does she have them? )
    How about comparing how many charity/support engagements she does per year with actual # of days of vacation she takes, too?

  37. TotallyBiased says:

    And for all the people calling her moochers–for an all too brief and shining moment, I hung out with a very wealthy crowd in LA. I worked my M-F/9-5 job during the week, and on the weekends went skiing, swimming at fabulous resorts, occasionally even flying out of the country to an event or just eat at someone’s fave restaurant. Never paid for a thing–couldn’t possibly have done. Does that make me a moocher? My friends enjoyed my company, so they brought me along. Way of the world.

    • hmmm says:

      Bea does this all the time unlike your brief brush. I wonder if she reciprocates. If she doesn’t then I consider it mooching.

  38. Kristen from MA says:

    If anyone deserves to be thrown under the bus, it’s Bea and the rest of the Yorks. She may be a “blood princess,” but Beatrice will never be queen.

    • DTX says:

      LOL. I also don’t see why calling a woman who was pregnant for nine months and now has a newborn at home can be called a “worthless layabout” WTF is that all about? Is this a Chinese work factory?

    • FLORC says:

      And what has Bea actually done deserving of this? On her own and not because of her parents?

      • Anne tommy says:

        It’s the hereditary ruler principle. You don’t have to do anything except be born into a particular family. Ridiculous outmoded nonsense.

    • LAK says:

      Wow. @ Kirsten from MA.

      Tell me, can we do the same to you? Afterall, you’ll never be Queen I presume. Is that the line you draw? Clearly you are not deserving of any kindness or not to be bullied.

  39. Cricket says:

    If Bea marries Dave, does she lose her Princess title? Just wondering if this factors into the equation of why not married yet.

    I’m curious as to how Dave gets all this time off – I’ve read he left Branson and now works for Uber in NYC to be closer to Bea. If this is true, how does he get so much time off? Does he work remotely?

    OT but still related, has anyone else wondered if the Midds have been introduced to the Kardashians while holidaying in St. Barts? And, can’t believe the Midds are staying at resort owned by Matthews family! Pippa’s ex, is he now her current beau? No Nico sighting. And since Spencer Matthews is his brother, maybe they will be filmed for Made in Chelsea?

    • TotallyBiased says:

      Since we don’t know how many actual days she is on vacation, we have no idea how much time he is actually taking off.

    • SavageGrace says:

      If/when Beatrice marries she’ll keep her title, as she is a born Princess and it’s her birthright; AFAIK, she’ll become “HRH Princess Beatrice, Mrs. [husband’s name]”.

      Before Charlotte’s birth in May, she had to ask HM permission to marry which MIGHT have been why she and Dave have never married… though whether or not that is the reason (or only reason) is debatable. One would need to ask her to know for sure. 😉

  40. Citresse says:

    Now if she wrote a travel book and donated all proceeds to charity, I would feel better about her vacations.

    • bluhare says:

      Or even wrote a travel book and kept the money!

      • FLORC says:

        lol Bluhare
        What? Bea donates or fundraises constantly. I’ve actually used her as a source for ways to fundraise. I’ve never noted her keeping the funds. Are we talking about Pippa?

  41. WallFlower says:

    I wish itbwas me. I’d love to waste my life, yachting and taking all kinds of vacays with Oprah.

    • Citresse says:

      It gets boring. I travelled a lot particularly beach destinations and after a few days you want to do other things. It’s my opinion those who want to sit on beaches endlessly must have a lower IQ.
      And for those who still insist on endless vacations and who may not have a lower IQ, they just don’t want to contribute much to the betterment of society. I hope this doesn’t apply to Beatrice but given her mother and the fact she’s proven herself a total leech; the CB contributor HatetheletterKf who wrote “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” appears to be correct.

      • notasugarhere says:

        “The Prince of Wales celebrated his 65th birthday with a £500,000 party paid for by Indian private equity tycoon”. This is the kind of thing they do, whether or not we approve of it.

        Beatrice gets kicked around more because she’s an easy target. As SG wrote above, if this was one of Anne’s kids doing this they wouldn’t be attacked as much as a kid of Andrew and Fergie’s.

      • Citresse says:

        Anne didn’t want titles for her children. Also, her children appear to be married to individuals who made their own money (and other success) by their own effort. Plus Zara makes it clear within interviews she doesn’t stand nonsense, though she never actually states it verbally.

      • FLORC says:

        Bea has much charity work to show for herself, but it rarely gets covered. She still does it or even makes a private trip to visit with sick kids to better their days. It’s these small gestures done out of the spotlight that are worth the most imo. These have greater impact over time in the betterment.

        As far as apples falling. Both York sisters have not followed the way of their parents. Something their parents have noted an are proud of.

        Fergie and Andrew did so much wrong and scandalous. Their daughters were condemned from day 1 for this and everyone seems fine with that. I guess we should start calling Goerge and Charlotte wasteful layabouts? Same formula.

      • LAK says:

        FLORC: absolutely let’s start abusing PGtips and Charlotte.

        If the sins of the parents are going to be visited on the children, then these two kids are vapid, lazy, no work ethic useless wastes of tax payer money.

      • Pondering thoughts says:

        Beatrice’s problem seems to be that her father wants her in the Royal fold whereas the Royal fold aka Prince Charles won’t give her a position. And Beatrice doesn’t seem to be able to go her own way. Eugenie did partly make her own way, didn’t she?

  42. Pondering thoughts says:

    Perhaps it is a trick to make her an “official Royal” with royal duties and a royal income. If she keeps skipping jobs and going on holidays like that then the Royals will have to either kick her out or give her an official position. Her grandmother Queen E and her father probably don’t want her out and Prince Charles doesn’t want her to have a position.