Princess Eugenie attacked by thieves in Cambodia
- From: Chim <ChimS1@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 3 May 2009 20:21:28 -0700 (PDT)
From correspondents in London, UKMay 04, 2009 11:45am
THIEVES tried to rob the Queen's 19-year-old granddaughter, Princess
Eugenie, and her friends while they were travelling in Cambodia.
British newspaper The Sun reported that royal protection officers had
to intervene to protect the princess, the daughter of Prince Andrew,
Duke of York, and his former wife Sarah Ferguson, when a thief tried
to steal her friend's purse as they walked through Phnom Penh one
The two officers tackled the thief but were pelted with stones by
another man, forcing them to let him go and focus on getting the
princess to safety.
They also managed to retrieve the purse.
The Sun said it was the first time in 10 years that protection
officers have stopped a direct threat to a member of the royal family.
The princess has come under fire recently for her lavish spending
during the credit crunch, heading overseas during her gap year.
Eugenie has visited India, South America, Australia, South Africa,
Thailand and now Cambodia.
Although she has paid for the adventure herself, taxpayers are footing
the £100,000 ($205,000) bill for security.
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