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Princess Beatrice attends the World Economic Forum in Davos

The Queen’s granddaughter is among the Davos elite attending the World Economic Forum in Switzerland this week.

Princess Beatrice is attending the summit as part of her role as a corporate fixer rather than being there as a representative of the British Royal Family.

Her Royal Highness has been a regular attendee, having visited the forum for the past few years.

The 29-year-old appears to have taken over the duty from her father, the Duke of York, who used to attend the meeting as Britain’s trade envoy.

The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting welcomed over 3,000 of the world’s elite to the resort town in the Swiss Alps from 23 – 26 January where several panels and discussions are held with the World Trade Organisation, World Bank, NATO, and International Monetary Fund.

This year’s theme was ‘Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World’.

It originated as the European Management Symposium under the foundation the European Management Forum in 1971 and changed to the World Economic Forum in 1987.

Princess Beatrice is not the only royal to attend the meeting in Davos this year.

Royals from all over the globe have travelled to Switzerland to attend the forum. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands is in attendance as part of her role as the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance, and King Felipe of Spain delivered a speech on Wednesday.

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway are also in Davos. King Abdullah, Queen Rania and Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan are to be at the World Economic Forum from 23 through the 26th.

Earlier this week, King Abdullah of Jordan met with King Philippe of Belgium and stressed the importance of more international efforts in the peace process in the Middle East including a “comprehensive peace agreement between the Palestinians and the Israelis that leads to the establishment of an independent Palestinian with East Jerusalem as its capital, living side by side with Israel.”

Additional reporting by Brittani Barger

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