Brit Princess Bodyguards Foil Cambodian Muggers

Royal protection officers swoop after robbers target princess and friend
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2009 3:34 AM CDT
Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson is seen with her daughters, Princess Beatrice, left and Princess Eugenie as they arrive at the world premiere of "The Young Victoria" in London last month.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
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(Newser) – A Cambodian mugger got more than he bargained for when he targeted two British backpackers walking late at night in Phnom Penh, the Daily Telegraph reports. He grabbed the purse of one of  the young women, only to be swiftly tackled by bodyguards tailing her companion—Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter, Princess Eugenie. The officers escorted the women to safety after the thug's accomplice began hurling rocks.