Prince Andrew ‘very keen’ for Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie to be working royals

King Charles III’s slimmed-down monarchy does not have a place for Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie to be working royals.

But their father Prince Andrew is thought to be very keen for that to change.

With the Duke of York, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepping aside from their own roles in recent years, one royal author believes that this might be the time for the princesses to shine.

When Beatrice and Eugenie were born in 1988 and 1990 respectively, the Duke of York was adamant that he wanted them to have princess titles.

Now both married with children, the sisters work with multiple organisations but do not officially carry out duties on behalf of the Royal Family.

Gareth Russell, who wrote The Palace: From the Tudors to the Windsors, 500 Years of History at Hampton Court, told GB News: “It is well known that Prince Andrew was keen on his daughters becoming Their Royal Highnesses and having the titles of princess.

“Public opinion poll after public opinion poll has shown that there is no public appetite whatsoever for the Duke of York to return to life as a working royal.”

He added: “Most people on average, 80 to 83 percent of people polled, said they did not want to see Prince Andrew return to life as a working royal.

“So, if Prince Andrew was associated with this in any way it probably would be to the detriment of his daughters becoming working royals.

“But certainly for the rest of their life, he has been someone who’s been very keen for them to take on a public role.”

In 2011, then-Prince Charles played a role in stopping them from receiving taxpayer-funded royal security.

Royal commentator Angela Levin said at the time: “Charles decided that as they were not likely to be very senior royals, that this was too much for the public to pay, so he stopped that.”


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