Being a Royal figure says a lot about your financial status. It says so much that you don't actually care a lot about your BMW vehicle even if it was a gift from the family.
As BBC reported yesterday, princess Beatrice's BMW has been stolen while she was shopping. But don't imagine carjackers used a complicated scam to achieve this specific goal! It wasn't necessary as the princess left the keys in the unlocked car's ignition. As far as we know, the car was a £17,000 BMW her father Prince Andrew gave Beatrice on her 17th birthday.
The 20-year-old parked in Devonshire Place in Kensington to 'nip' into a shop on her way to visiting a friend. It seems that she had left a lot of personal items even if rumors from Buckingham Palace say none was of a “sensitive nature”.
As the police were alerted immediately, a marked patrol car arrived at the scene and was followed by another car bringing her sister princess Eugenie, 18.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said officers were investigating the theft from the W1 area in Central London. More importantly, police didn't confirm that the car was left unlocked with the keys in the ignition.
A spokeswoman for the princess's mother, the Duchess of York, referred inquiries about the theft to Buckingham Palace. “She is naturally very shocked and upset. It is particularly embarrassing given that she is always accompanied by a police bodyguard,” a source closed to Beatrice claimed.
Let's see: she allegedly left the keys in the ignition, forgot to lock the car and is accompanied by a police protection officer all the time. How come did the carjackers manage to steal the car?