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Princess Beatrice visited St Peter’s School, Farnham, and joined Val Bloom for a workshop for The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre
of which Princess Beatrice is patron of. I just love how she does stuff for education of children.. I like how she emphasizes the importance of education in some events she goes to.
Princess Beatrice has become Patron of ‘Fashion for the Brave’, an annual event to raise money for armed forces charities . Fashion for the Brave is a high profile fashion event organised by Hilary Alexander OBE to raise money for theHousehold Cavalry Foundation and Soldiering on.
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Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York will show her support to 30 injured military veterans as they embark on a 250-mile bike tour over six days from Windsor Castle on Sunday 6 October.
SR UK is a cycling tour organised by London based military charity BLESMA – The Limbless Veterans and will see the cyclists, both from Britain and the US, tackle between 30 – 50 miles a day.
The riders, many on adapted cycles and hand bikes, will take in some iconic locations including Battle Abbey, Arundel Castle, Sandhurst, and the North and South Downs for good measure, ending up with what promises to be a “victory charge” from Horse Guards Parade to the Tower of London on Friday afternoon 11th October.
Presenter Jeremy Clarkson’s wife and manager Francie will join the riders on the last day as they ride past BBC’s Top Gear test track at Dunsfold Aerodrome and on to the Tower of London.
On the final day, the participants will cycle from Horse Guards Parade, where the British Army’s Household Cavalry carry out their ceremonial duties for The Queen at Buckingham Palace, to the iconic Tower of London.
Before they set off on their way, the cyclists will also attend a dinner hosted by the US Defence Attaché Brigadier General Quintas at the American Embassy on Saturday 5 October.
Jerome Church Chief Executive of BLESMA says: “We are very privileged to be able to start our great ride from Windsor Castle and particularly grateful that HRH Princess Beatrice will be there to wish the riders well. It will mean the world, both to our Members and our American allies, as they set out shoulder to shoulder on their grand tour across the south of England.“
Formerly known as Soldier Ride, BLESMA has run the event in partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project in the US for three years now.
The bike ride is fully risk assessed and will have medical cover. It will be supported by motorbike marshals and have adapted coaches to drive cyclists between locations. The accommodation is fully equipped for the needs of the participants.
BLESMA – The Limbless Veterans is the national charity for all limbless service men and women, their widows and dependants. It was formed in the years following the First World War and became a national charity in 1932.
For more information on SR UK, please visit www.blesma.org/SR_2013
this was defiantly a good idea to start this blog since it just seems she taking a more humanitarian/patron role of late. I think should she keep achieving this role if she wants it and she shouldn’t listen to the press/public. It’s not like she lives off the british tax payers. she doesn’t cost british civilians anything when she attends a charity event/engagement.
I don’t understand why everyone was so horrified/angry at Princess Beatrice when she wore her famous hat at the royal wedding in 2011. Yes, that hat wasn’t mine or everybody’s taste in style, but Princess Beatrice always had a unique style. Wearing what she wants instead of being a fashionista, she did have a nice outfit on, but the hat was a unique distraction. It’s questionable as to why she wore that at her cousin’s royal wedding in 2011, but good did came out of her choice in style. Her famous hat sold for £81100.01 ($ 131,341) to benefit her charity the little bee Initiative that helps, UNICEF UK and the Children in Crisis . I hope she thinks about having more auctions like this in the future.
Princess Beatrice ,Princess Eugenie, and other British royals were at the Boodles Boxing Ball. Princess Beatrice attended this charity event with Dave Clark her longtime boyfriend. The boxing Ball is a well known charity event that the princesses and other royals have shown up to in the past. The Boodles Boxing match is hosted by boodles on behalf of the Starlight Foundation and the Fitzroy Lodge Amateur Boxing Club. The Fitzroy lodge helps local kids get off the streets. . It started off as a multi-sport’s centre, but over the years became a dedicated Amateur Boxing Club. The starlight foundation helps grants wishes for sick children. Princess Beatrice and Eugenie have shown a lot support for the starlight foundation in the past, going to many charity events etc. The Boodles Boxing Ball is a great way to help raise money for these foundations, it also looks like a lot of fun to go to.
Princess Beatrice visits hospital for sick children. This was her first official engagement as patron of the sick friends foundation. The last patron of this foundation was the Queen mother, big steps to fill, but I think she did an excellent job today. She took some time to learn about how things around the hospital worked. She had genuine interest about the staff and patients. Everyone seemed happy that the princess had visited the hospital, thinking this engagement was a success.. A heart clenching moment was when a little girl gave her flowers. I know it’s normal for royalty to recieve flowers,but when the girl smiled it was cute. To me it seems that princess beatrice left a good impression on the patients and staff. I think she made the patient’s day a little bit better. To me this confirms that she has a special spark to give to people through humanitarian work, and I hope she gets many more chances to do this. what really makes me like her is that she’s not a working royal who gets paid by the British tax payers. She’s just a civilian who’s not obligated to do charity work, but she does this anyways out of genuine interests. I say if she wants to become a working royal then they should let her as long as she pulls her own weight and does her royal duties, which I don’t think she will disappointment the public. Until then keep up with the good humanitarian work princess Bea.