What to do when your older brother and future king wants to “trim down” the monarchy? Push for your daughters to take on more engagements, of course.
Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, both gainfully employed and not living off the privy purse, were selected as trade ambassadors by the British Government to promote the United King abroad. Yesterday, they popped over to Germany for a two-day trip.
Beatrice (wearing a very flattering Jonathan Saunders dress) took time off from her job at a venture capitol firm for the gig, and Eugenie has undertaken work experience at an art gallery since graduating from university this past sumer, according to both the Daily Express and the Daily Mail.
Some say that their father, Prince Andrew played a strong part in securing this trip for the girls. A bit of an elitist himself, the Queen’s third child receives an annual allowance from his mother is very resistant to the idea of a slimmed-down royal family.
“It’s his pompous sense of entitlement that grates and the fact that he appears to be passing it on to his daughters,” the Mail‘s Sandra Parsons wrote on January 15th. ”Indeed, he’s so bent on having their royal status properly acknowledged that he’s even funded their trip — economy class — to Berlin.”
Regardless, the girls were well-received in Berlin yesterday (January 17th) tooting around town in a Union Jack mini cooper, something Beatrice touched on during their trip. ”When British and German expertise combine their efforts we create fantastic things,” Her Royal Highness said.
While on a visit to the Berlin British School, Beatrice admitted that her Philip Treacy hat at the royal wedding was a unique choice. She told a student that the piece, who she only saw the morning of the wedding, wobbled every time she moved. It was, as Beatrice put it, “one of those life experiences…” The hat was later auctioned off for charity.
Today, the girls visited Hanover to highlight the heritage and knowledge elements of the campaign.