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Princess Beatrice of York (Beatrice Elizabeth Mary; born 8 August 1988) is the first child and elder daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York. She is 6th, and the first female, in the line of succession to the thrones of the 16 Commonwealth realms.. Beatrice works at Sony Pictures Television..While studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, Princess Beatrice was not expected to undertake regular royal duties, although she did make appearances at some events; for instance, she and her sister, Princess Eugenie, represented their father at a service of thanksgiving for her aunt, Diana, Princess of Wales, in 2007..

Beatrice was born on 8 August 1988, at 8:18 pm at the Portland Hospital, the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, and fifth grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. She was baptised in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace on 20 December 1988, her godparents being: Viscount Linley (her father's cousin); the Duchess of Roxburghe (now Lady Jane Dawnay); Peter Palumbo The Hon Mrs John Greenall; and Mrs Henry Cotterell.. She was named Beatrice after Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Beatrice; Elizabeth after her paternal grandmother the Queen; and Mary after Queen Mary and her maternal grandmother's second name.. Her name, an unexpected choice, was not announced until almost two weeks after her birth..In an interview to mark her 18th birthday, Princess Beatrice said that she wanted to use her position to assist others through charity work; she had already undertaken charitable duties alongside her mother through the various organisations the Duchess supported. In 2002, Beatrice visited HIV-infected children in Russia, and, in Britain, she supported Springboard for Children (a literacy project for primary-school children with learning difficulties) and the Teenage Cancer Trust.. During the summer of 2008, Beatrice volunteered as a sales assistant at Selfridges, and it was reported Beatrice and a friend had plans to found a fashion label.. In April 2010, running to raise money for Children in Crisis, she became the first member of the Royal Family to complete the London Mara-thon..Beatrice is in a long-term relationship with the 31-year-old Virgin Galactic businessman Dave Clark 5..

Princess Beatrice has been present at a number of official Royal occasions, such as Trooping the Colour in London, and the Queen's eightieth birthday. She and her sister were also guests at the Concert for Diana, in memory of their late aunt organised by their cousins, Princes William and Harry.. Both princesses attended the service of thanksgiving for Diana on 1 September 2007, representing their father, who was on an official visit to Malaysia. Beat-rice was present at the wedding of her cousin Peter Phillips to Autumn Kelly in 2008, and the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.. At the wedding, Beatrice's hat designed by Philip Treacy was remarked upon by some as an odd choice of fashion.. Nonetheless, in May 2011, the hat was offered for sale on the internet auction site eBay with the proceeds going to charity: it was sold for £81,000 ($123,325), with the money split between Unicef and Children in Crisis.. A few months later Princess Beatrice was seen at the wedding of her cousin Zara Phillips to Thugby player Mike Tindall..Princess Beatrice performed her highest profile royal duties to date when she accompanied her grandmother, the Queen, to the traditional Royal Maundy services on 5 April 2012.. Other than the Duke of Edinburgh, she was the sole member of the Royal Family to attend the Maundy Thursday services at York Minster with the Queen. There, Beatrice interacted with parishioners, received flowers from the public, and assisted the Queen as she passed out the official Maundy money to the pensioners.. In the lead up to the 2012 Summer Olympics Princess Beatrice welcomed the Olympic flame on the steps of Harewood House near Leeds..Her style and title in full is: Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary of York...

The 8888 Nationwide Popular Pro-Democracy Protests ; MLCTS: hrac le: lum: also known as the People Power Uprising) was a series of marches, demonstrations, protests, and riots in Burma (Myanmar).. Key events occurred on 8 August 1988, and therefore it is known as the 8888 Uprising..The uprising ended on 18 September, after a bloody military coup by the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC). Thousands of deaths have been attributed to the military during this uprising, while authorities in Myanmar put the figure at around 350 people killed..

Across Burma, people poured out in thousands to join the protests – not just students but also teachers, monks, children, professionals, and trade unionists of every shade. It was on this day, too, that the junta made its first determined attempt at repression.. Soldiers opened fire on the demonstrators and hundreds of unarmed marchers were killed..The killings continued for a week, but still the demonstrators continued to flood the streets - Amitav Ghosh (2001)..

Demonstrators in larger numbers demanded multi-party democracy, which marked Ne Win's resignation on 23 July 1988.. In a valedictory address, on 23 July 1988 Win affirmed that "When the army shoots, it shoots to kill." He also promised a multi-party system, but he had appointed the largely disliked Sein Lwin, known as the "Butcher of Rangoon" to head a new government..By mid-September, the protests grew more violent and lawless, with soldiers deliberately leading protesters into skirmishes that the army easily won.. Protesters demanded more immediate change, and distrusted steps for incremental reform..On 18 September 1988, the military retook power in the country..Many in Burma believed that the regime would have collapsed had the United Nations and neighbouring countries refused recognition to the coup.. Western governments and Japan cut aid to the country.. Among Burma's neighbours, India was most critical..Today, the uprising is remembered and honoured by many Burmese expatriates and citizens alike. There is also support for the movement amongst students in Thailand, which is commemorated every 8 August since..On the 20th anniversary of the uprising, 48 activists in Burma were arrested for commemorating the event.. The event garnened much support for the Burmese people internationally.. Poems were written by students who participated in the protests.. The film Beyond Rangoon is based on a true story that took place during the uprising..Suu Kyi's house arrest would be lifted no earlier than in 2010 when worldwide attention for her peaked again during the making of the biographical film The Lady...Henry the 8th I am... I sing and dance around the house in my underwear.. Doesn't make me Madonna.. The earth moved..The angels wept.. The Polaroids are, are, uh..I get it.. You're here to show me my past, and I'm supposed to get all dully-eyed and mushy..I may be invisible, but I am not deaf!..

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