Anyone for a coffee? Princess Beatrice working as fashion intern

Monday, March 5, 2012
Anyone for a coffee? Princess Beatrice working as fashion intern
Beatrice at the Elie Saab show at Paris Fashion Week last October.

The miserable life of fashion assistants was immortalised in The Devil Wears Prada but even that wasn't enough to stop Princess Beatrice becoming one.

The 23-year-old royal — the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson — is completing a series of unpaid internships in fashion and fine arts in a bid to find a full-time job.

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"Princess Beatrice is in the middle of several periods of work experience with the aim of securing employment in a field close to her heart," a Buckingham Palace spokesman said in a statement.

"These are her choices and she is fully supported by her parents. Like many thousands of her university contemporaries, she is fully committed to finding employment."

Buckingham Palace did not disclose where Beatrice was working, but it's hard to imagine the queen's granddaughter fetching coffees and running around in high heels picking up clothes.

Beatrice's much-maligned sense of style (remember her wacky royal wedding hat?) would also seem a major barrier to a successful career in fashion.

Beatrice graduated from Goldsmiths College London last year with a degree in history and history of ideas.

She has elected to pursue a career instead of carrying out royal duties, but has not decided exactly what she wants to do.

Even if Beatrice secures a full-time job she will still have to undertake a number of royal engagements each year.

She is also expected to continue her charity work, giving her support to Children in Crisis and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Beatrice lives in a four-bedroom apartment in London's St James Palace with her boyfriend of five years, Virgin Galactic businessman Dave Clark.

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