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A couple of right little princesses
Telegraph [UK], by Judith Woods

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/19/2013 7:52:12 AM

Have you seen the photos of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie incongruously prancing about like a couple of show ponies at the Brandenburg Gate? And receiving a bundle of gifts from the mayor of Hanover?[Snip]The pair of C-list royals are on a Chuckle Sisters trade delegation (stop sniggering at the back), banging the drum for Cool Britannia and larkily motoring about in the Union-flag Mini impounded for crimes against culture after the Spice Girls’ Olympic appearance. Not since Herbie went to Monte Carlo back in 1977 have we witnessed such a zany road trip. Nor such an excruciating, ill-conceived one.

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It must be noted that Prince Andrew, the father of the two "Chuckle Sisters," paid for this debacle with his own money. The Queen has been telling the two to "get a job!" for some time now. Andrew, obviously, thinks they can do well in the customary royal roles--but the Queen is adamant that they cannot--falling out of cars drunk at three in the morning, not to mention The Hat episode at the wedding of William and Katherine, doesn´t help. It hasn´t yet been reported if the Queen was aware of this embarrassment before it took place.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/19/2013 8:04:25 AM     (No. 9125947)

Maybe they are taking after princess di, who cares? The royals are pretentious twits. Time to sell off the castles and jewels and come into the 21st century.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 1/19/2013 8:13:17 AM     (No. 9125956)

Disagree. I rather like the royal dog-and-pony show, but must admit these two with their ridiculously over-the-top hats at Will and Kate´s wedding visually trumped all the pomp and circumstance. And the visual of the two stooges sitting behind the queen - what comic relief!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 1/19/2013 8:14:56 AM     (No. 9125959)

These two must be pretty lazy. With all of their connections, how hard would it be for them to get a cushy job like Chelsea Clinton?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: GeelaBeela828, 1/19/2013 9:03:04 AM     (No. 9126061)

The Chuckle Sisters - priceless!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: laotzu, 1/19/2013 9:04:44 AM     (No. 9126067)

Read the rest of this multi-subject column. This entertaining and informed writer is the Jonah Goldberg of the Telegraph.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Alpha91c, 1/19/2013 9:08:52 AM     (No. 9126075)

The Royal Family is worth it for shear entertainment value. If only the U.S. had a royal family, or at least an elitest family of entertaining dilettantes

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Reply 7 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 1/19/2013 9:13:40 AM     (No. 9126093)

Wouldn´t the problem be solved by eliminating the Monarchy?

Q.E.II is already the world´s wealthiest woman ......... she can live on her investments and not cost a deteriorating nation more annual upkeep. [and make the other ´royals´ get jobs´ and not live on the ´public dole.´

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/19/2013 9:14:16 AM     (No. 9126095)

As a drawing card for tourists, the royals at least are doing something for their country as opposed to our wannabe´s in the WH right now. And if memory serves, actually cheaper too.

Don´t get me wrong, I am a total anglophile. But I don´t want to live in a monarchy. That is why I live here.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 1/19/2013 9:15:50 AM     (No. 9126100)

now THIS is a funny article. The lady has a way with words, for certain...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: vesicant, 1/19/2013 9:19:16 AM     (No. 9126113)

I´d say they were the Rocky Raccoon Sisters for that eye makeup.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 1/19/2013 9:19:27 AM     (No. 9126114)

Yeeesh. This is the second story I´ve read today about people who should just go away. First Lance Armstrong, now these gals. I need more coffee.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/19/2013 9:23:36 AM     (No. 9126126)

Actually , stories about the Royals make Lanced Armstronger articles feel like being shot at without result(to paraphrase Churchill).

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Reply 13 - Posted by: maggie2u, 1/19/2013 9:46:26 AM     (No. 9126196)

Actually, if they wanted to be recognized, they should have worn those stupid hats. Just think, 50, 60 years from now, when they die, that´s the picture the newspapers will print.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: LouD, 1/19/2013 9:58:58 AM     (No. 9126218)

I´ll take two princesses over one Chelsea any day. At least their father pays their expenses, not the taxpayers. As for our royalty, we taxpayers foot the bill for everything they do, kids included. Especially vacations of kids and friends.
Do the Brits have to put up with endless accounts of everything these princesses do? It appears the press doesn´t fawn over them like here in the U.S. Yup, I´ll take Bea and Genie over what we got to put up with here.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/19/2013 10:00:13 AM     (No. 9126221)

Criticical advice would be better directed at the Obamas, whose expenditures for the next four years will no doubt grossly exceed the last four years.

Daily Mail, 29 September 2012:

"Obama family ´costs taxpayers $1.4BILLION per year´ (that´s 20 times more expensive than British Royal Family)"

http://tinyurl.com/9szblyd

For information on what the royals receive from the taxpayer, look up Civil List. The Queen does receive an amount from taxpayer funds but she pays it back in exchange for counting the sum as a tax deduction against her income from properties and ivnestments. I believe the princesses in question receive no funding from taxpayers so as to encourage them to get "real" jobs--their security was cut from the budget (by order of the Queen) a couple of years ago.

The Duke of Gloucester, Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra are all elderly first cousins of the Queen and still perform many services on behalf of Queen and country. (And they don´t act like bombastic nannies on what to eat and how to get gun control passed.)

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/19/2013 10:04:10 AM     (No. 9126232)

Actually, I think that JK Rowling may now be richer than the queen. The royals cost the Brits a small fraction of what the trash in our WH cost us to maintain and they more than make up for it in attracting tourism. Those two sisters, however, need to carted off to a turret in some obscure castle in the Orkneys and held there for the rest of their lives.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 1/19/2013 10:06:50 AM     (No. 9126235)

Why the monarchy should be abolished after the passing of the Queen. None of her heirs has the sense of duty that the Queen has, that her parents had.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/19/2013 10:11:54 AM     (No. 9126249)

Trying to decide which genes prevail: the lazy dad or the classless mom.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 1/19/2013 10:26:48 AM     (No. 9126281)

I like the part where the Queen told them to get jobs. Side note: At family gatherings we like to stump each other with obscure trivia. I asked my uncle, who knows EVERYthing about WWII, if he knew what actual vocation the Queen was certified for during WWII? He didn´t know - he guessed: teacher, nurse, stenographer? She is a trained mechanic.

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