Princess Beatrice is working just three hours a day in her role as a personal shopper.

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Details of the young royal’s placement at London department store Selfridges have been revealed, including the fact she has been protected by store’s security and her own personal bodyguard.

A source revealed: “She tended to work just three hours a day, although she worked hard and could be seen rushing around the shop floor looking for items for customers.

“Everyone knows that working in a popular store like Selfridges could have made Beatrice a target, which is why she had a personal bodyguard with her at all times.”

19-year-old Beatrice – who is fifth in line to the throne – also had customers vetted before she worked with them.

The source added to the Daily Mail: “All the shoppers who made appointments with Beatrice were regulars at the store. No new customers were served by her. Even the shoppers who had been using the service for a while were vetted by security to make sure no harm could come to the princess.

“She wasn’t allowed to work on her own, and had the help of two assistants who helped her choose items for the customers. Obviously, the store can’t afford to lose its affluent customers, so she needed to be accompanied by people who knew what they were doing.”

Beatrice is currently on her gap year before starting a degree at London’s Goldsmiths College in September.