The Queen gifted Princess Eugenie worthing £1.5m that she ‘never got the chance to use’

Princess Eugenie never got the chance to use this special gift.

 

The first members of the Royal Family that come to mind for most people are likely to be The Queen, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. While many royals are constantly in the headlines, there are several others that live out of the public eye and attract little attention.

Her Majesty The Queen has eight grandchildren, they are: Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn. While many of the royals live away from media scrutiny, they remain stalwart supporters of the monarch.

 

 

One royal who retains a particularly close relationship with Her Majesty is Princess Eugenie. Prince Andrew and Sarah’s younger daughter has been pictured at The Queen’s side many times over the years and has often spoken out in magazines, interviews and TV appearances to praise the monarch’s dedication and influence.

 

It is well-known that Princess Eugenie and her older sister Princess Beatrice are very close with The Queen and spent a lot of time with her when they were growing up nearby on the Windsor Estate.

When her two granddaughters were seven and nine, Her Majesty bought an incredibly lavish seven-bedroom Surrey mansion known as Birch Hall for them to use when they were older.

However, The Duchess of York reportedly refused to move into the home as she would be unable to keep up with the huge maintenance costs, meaning that the home stayed empty for two years until it was sold for £1.5m in 1999.

 

While her parents divorced in 1992, the family remained incredibly close. Prince Andrew and Sarah still live together at his Royal Lodge home in Berkshire.

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