Here are some photos of the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, and Princess Eugiene and Princess Beatrice last night in London. They went out to dinner together at Chucs. Despite Fergie’s constant shadiness, she is genuinely close to her daughters and they all spend a lot of time together. Mostly, when I see photos of Fergie with her daughters, I feel a little bit sorry for Eugenie and Beatrice. They do they best they can, and I often think they are “blamed” for their parents’ failings.
Anyway, there’s not much to say here. From what I’ve heard, Fergie is actually living in Switzerland full-time now, but she comes to London for various events and such. Eugenie is living full-time in London now too, and she’s moving in to her own Kensington Palace pad, although hers is not as spacious and fancy as the Cambridges’ Apartment 1. As for Beatrice, she’s apparently splitting her time between England and America, that’s what she told Vogue Magazine a few days ago:
Princess Beatrice is one busy person. For starters, she works full-time and is a member of the British royal family. But the Princess, who lives in both New York City and London, somehow also finds time to work as an advocate on behalf of youth entrepreneurs. Late last week we caught up with Her Royal Highness while she was in town to speak at the Kairos Society’s annual Global Summit.
It was a gray day in New York City, but Princess Beatrice, with her red hair and smart trench coat, easily stood out from the crowds. “I got involved in Kairos through a really good friend of mine,” Princess Beatrice says, explaining that she is also very involved in Pitch@Palace, an organization run by her father, Prince Andrew. “You have to make it okay to empower young people, and say you have the support, the backing, the ear, and the platform in order to make that change. And I find that incredibly motivating.”
What else is at the root of Princess Beatrice’s interest in youth entrepreneurship? “I also have a foundation called Big Change, which works on education reform and supports entrepreneurs as well,” she says. “I think we are now living in a period where we need 21st-century education to support technology requirements, and we need to focus on getting young people the tools necessary in order to succeed.”
Entrepreneurship in the 21st century is an incredibly stimulating field to work in. “I think that what’s really exciting is that there’s no road map, really,” Princess Beatrice says. “You have so many people innovating—and I’m not just talking about disruptive technologies. Right now, I think there’s really a chance to take everything that we’ve learned and educate people to make them be the best that they can be.”
Inspiring words, but does Princess Beatrice ever get time to explore New York City? “I’m a big fan of the Soho House group,” she says, when asked about her favorite local spot. “It’s a good British brand that’s doing very well in the U.S.!” True, and therefore yet another example of entrepreneurial success.’’
Beatrice’s word du jour is “entrepreneurship,” much like Kate’s go-to word is “keen.” Beatrice actually reminded me a bit of Ivanka Trump here, in that no one really knows what Beatrice is actually doing and she sort of talks in circles. Beatrice’s current job is “business matchmaker,” which I still think is super-shady. She basically flits around and, like, “consults” and is a “brand ambassador” for a company.
Photos courtesy of WENN.