In 2009, the investigative documentary series Dispatches released Dispatches: The Problem Princes in which the narrator questioned how much taxpayers were paying for the protection of the royal family when they're out on duties.
Exact figures for the security protection cannot be released due to the police claiming that doing so would compromise the security of the royal family.
In the series, Dai Davies, Scotland Yard’s former head of royal protection estimated the cost of the royal protection squad to come in at between "£30million to £40million".
The narrator added that local police are called in whenever a member of the royal family goes anywhere including any location "from church or to a lap-dancing club."
In 2009, Eugenie shocked visitors by showing up at Sophisticats Gentlemen's Club in London's west ending.
Although Eugenie and her friends racked up a bar tab of just over £200 by purchasing cocktails and a bottle of Bollinger Grande Annee Vintage 1999 champagne, it was the price of her around-the-clock security that has people's eyes watering.
Both Eugenie and her sister Beatrice have round-the-clock protection that has been estimated to cost close to £2million per year at the time of her club visit.
It is believed that Scotland Yard wanted to downgrade the security for the sister back in 2005 but were overruled by Prince Andrew.
Although Eugenie has now settled down and married Jack Brooksbank, she was often described as being sassy and edgy as well as mischievous. This attitude was displayed in full force at the club visit when she asked the staff if she could get up on the stage and dance on the pole.
However, the staff told her she would be unable to do so due to safety regulations.