Prince Charles reportedly had to step in after his nieces Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie spent horrific sums of money on their safety.
Uncle Charles had to step in: The security costs that Princess Beatrice, 32, and Princess Eugenie, 30, caused during their year abroad are said to have been so exorbitantly high that Prince Charles, 71, is said to have turned off the money to his nieces. This is what the British “Express” reports in a new documentary.
Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice spoiled?
The Prince of Wales is said to have personally ensured that the security guards were withdrawn after it was found that Eugenie had spent a full year budget on her protection within a few months. “She went from country to country as many middle-class young people do during their year abroad,” explains royal commentator Richard Kay in Beatrice and Eugenie: Pampered Princesses? (Eng. “Beatrice and Eugenie: spoiled princesses?”). “But of course she was accompanied by police bodyguards.” This means that the taxpayers have paid the police officers who “escorted them to the luxury places”.
Tax money for the year abroad
A report said at the time that Eugenie had used around 100,000 euros in taxpayers’ money for her trips to India, America, Thailand and South Africa. Although she is said to have paid the cost of hotels and flights in economy class out of her own pocket, flights in business class and in luxury hotels were booked for the security personnel, which were paid for with the money. The style of the Windsor ladies
Prince Charles prevailed
As the biographer Angela Levin reveals, Prince Charles is said to have decided that his nieces would not have to take such expensive security precautions, as it is unlikely that they would become senior royals in the future. Much to his brother’s displeasure: “Prince Andrew was so angry that he wrote the Queen a message.” He demanded that his daughters be viewed as real royals and that the staff remain by their side. “Usually the queen gave in to him, she had a great weakness for him,” said Levin. This time, however, she refused his request.
Former Police Chief Dai Davies stated in 2009 that no other royal family in all of Europe has received as much protection as the British. Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice are said to have been the only grandchildren of the Queen, 94, along with Prince William, 38, and Prince Harry, 36, who had personal bodyguards at the time.
Source used: Express.co.uk