‘Princess Eugenie rescued from rock pelting bandits by bodyguards’

May 4th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 4 (ANI): British Princess Eugenie was rescued by her two bodyguards who fought against a group of bandits trying to thug her pal’s purse in Cambodia, according to reports.

Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, who has been spending her gap year travelling the world with friends, had allegedly been walking at night in Phnom Penh when one thief tried to snatch away her friend’s purse.

The royal protection officers were said to have rugby-tackled a bandit as he tried to escape with the purse and while doing so were reportedly being hit with rocks by another robber.

The brave guards were then claimed to have whisked the 19-year-old to safety, according to a Buckingham Palace source, who showered praises on the SO14 Special Branch officers.

“They feared the incident was escalating out of control and took the decision to focus on the safety of their principal,” the Sun quoted the source as saying.

Eugenie, daughter of Prince Andrew and Fergie and sixth in line to the throne, has been to India, South America, Australia, South Africa and Thailand during her ongoing gap year. (ANI)

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