Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice may be royals, but they have regular jobs like us
Princess Eugenie and her sister have a long shot at being Queen and aren't entitled to the same comforts the other royals have.
Princess Eugenie and her older sister Beatrice are in the public eye with lives that are as glamorous as a celebrity's. They are fashionable, known to mingle with the socialities of London and to the world, the sisters' lives seem like a fairytale.
The daughters of the York family, eighth and ninth in line to the throne, have a prestigious place at the Buckingham Palace balcony but they rank so low in the Firm that they aren't even registered on the royal roster.
What does that mean? Well, it only means that Eugenie and Beatrice don't receive money from the Sovereign Grant, the annual profits from the Crown Estate which pays for the royal household, visits, and tours undertaken by the royals.
That's why one usually spots them at Sandringham during Christmas or at royal weddings or at the trooping of the color. Unlike Wiliam or Harry, they aren't allowed to take part in royal engagements.
Eugenie and Beatrice are HRHs but they are, in many ways, overshadowed by their cousins who are closer in line to the throne. This is reflected in their living arrangements too.
The York family's daughters lived in apartments at St James Palace until recently. Eugenie moved into Ivy Cottage in Kensington Palace in 2016 but Beatrice's living situation didn't change.
According to reports, Prince Charles and the Duke of Edinburgh blocked Prince Andrew's request to make his daughters full-time royals. The royal feud was the very stuff the Firm wanted to avoid. After all, the Queen's eldest son made his point clear - his sons and their offsprings, what many refer to the magnificent seven, will have a loud say in the finances of the Crown.
This meant that Eugenie and Beatrice had to get regular jobs to supplement their life. Eugenie, the youngest daughter to Duke and Duchess of York, worked as benefits auction manager in New York's online auction house Paddle 8 and in 2015, she moved to London where she worked as associate director at art gallery Hauser & Wirth.
Her elder sister Beatrice is reportedly a business consultant based in New York; however, the nature of her job position still remains sketchy. In early 2017, an announcement in the British press simply outlined that Beatrice was a "business matchmaker."
The Telegraph wrote that Beatrice followed "in the footsteps of her father the Duke of York by setting herself up as a business matchmaker and winning her first high-profile client in the shape of would-be stock market debutant Afiniti."
No more details were revealed and royal courtiers were unaware of her professional capacity in the deal struck with Afniti, a tech startup based in New York.
According to Daily Beast, Beatrice set up her own consultancy under the auspices of Sandbridge Capital, a New York-based investment firm. Nevertheless, the nature of her consultancy firm or her role in it hasn't been clearly defined.
Daily Beast speculated that Beatrice, who is well networked, could perhaps be a brand ambassador for Afnity. "What else could a “business matchmaker” be?" the outlet claimed.
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