To the daughters of her middle son, Prince Andrew, the Queen presented an estate worth £1.5 million. In 1997, Elizabeth II bought a luxurious seven-bedroom house in Surrey called Birch Hall so that her granddaughters could use it when they became adults. But members of the royal family have never lived in Birch Hall due to the high costs of maintaining it, according to express.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie / Photo: Getty Images
The Princesses of York's mother, Sarah of York, refused to move and instead stayed with Prince Andrew at his Royal Lodge in Berkshire, despite the couple divorcing in 1992.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie with their mother Sarah / Photo: Associated Press
The estate in Surrey was vacant for two years until it was sold for £1999.1 million in 5. It was believed that the money from the sale would be transferred to the trust of the princesses, who were only 10 and 12 years old at the time.
Then in 2016, it was put up for sale again for £4.2 million by private owners who bought it from members of the royal family.
Princess Beatrice and Queen Elizabeth II / Photo: Getty Images
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie never got to enjoy the unusual gift from their grandmother, the Queen.