His Royal Highness The Duke of York has recently had his website updated with a new design after it was left inactive for months. The new design has more information about the Duke, his role and information about his two daughters, TRH Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York.
Many members of the Royal Family now have personal websites, rather than pages on the Royal.gov.uk website. The Prince of Wales, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry all have personal websites maintained by their staff.
The site tells us things we didn’t know for sure before including that Princess Beatrice has a full time job in the finance sector and that Princess Eugenie is pursuing a career in the art world and completed a three month cookery course in 2012.
It also now shows an email address for the Duke of York’s office, something that many members of the Royal Family have only recently started to do. The Queen’s staff do not have email addresses because of the volume of messages received by the Palace.
The Duke of York carries out many engagements relating to business and also sometimes carries out engagements on behalf of Her Majesty.
The website tells us that the Duke has a team of eight full time staff who are based at Buckingham Palace. In addition, HRH has two secondees from business. The costs of maintaining his office is met by private fund.
It also specifies that the Duke of York still lives at Royal Lodge Windsor and has an apartment at Buckingham Palace, next to his office.
Photo Credits: thedukeofyork.org website