Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Princesses Beatrice and Eugene miss annual royal roundup at the Palace

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York were not present for the annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace earlier this week.  Every year, Queen Elizabeth II invites all of the members of the royal family to a Christmas lunch at the Palace.

Missing from this year's party were the two daughters of the Duke of York, who was present for the luncheon.

So where were the two princesses?  In the Caribbean on Richard Branson's private isle, Necker, where Holly Branson married ship broker Freddie Andrews.  Beatrice and Eugenie are said to be close friends of Holly, 29.

According to the Daily Mail's Richard Kay, the two princesses received permission from their grandmother to skip the luncheon  to attend the Branson nuptials.  They were accompanied by their mother, Sarah, Duchess of York.

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