Princess Beatrices BMW stolen after she leaves keys in ignition

January 8th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 8 (ANI): The prized BMW of Princess Beatrice was stolen on January 7 after she left the keys in the ignition of the car, while she stepped into a shop.

The princess was on her way to visit a friend when she stopped at a store in Devonshire Place, central London.

Beatrices police protection officer had gone into the store with her, but when they emerged later, they discovered that the 15,000 pounds Beamer had vanished.

Passers-by revealed that the car had been driven off at high speed.

The theft of the car in broad daylight left the 20-year-old princess feeling very upset and extremely embarrassed.

She is naturally very shocked and upset, the Sun quoted a source close to her as saying.

It is particularly embarrassing given that she is always accompanied by a police bodyguard, the source added.

The car, which had been presented to her by her dad, Prince Andrew, on her 17th birthday in 2005, is said to have contained some personal items, though Buckingham Palace sources have said that they are not of a sensitive nature. (ANI)

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