Prince Andrew set for 'awkward conversations' with Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie

Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Prince Andrew
Prince Andrew has two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie
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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin


Published: 12/06/2024

- 21:01

The Duke of York's two daughters 'naturally feel loyalty towards their father', a PR expert has claimed

Prince Andrew is set to have "awkward conversations" with Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, according to a PR expert.

The York sisters have not confirmed whether or not they will appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony this weekend at Trooping the Colour.


Their father, the Duke of York, is highly unlikely to appear on the balcony as he was forced to step down from royal duties in 2019 following his Newsnight interview where he discussed his friendship with the late convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein.

Prince Andrew, 64, was not permitted to appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony during Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee in 2022, nor King Charles III's Coronation in 2023.

Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Prince Andrew

Andrew set for 'awkward conversations' with Beatrice and Eugenie, according to a PR expert

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Beatrice, 35, and Eugenie, 34, would always attend Trooping the Colour as children and young adults beside their father, despite never being working royals.

The late Queen would invite many extended family members to appear at the famous landmark event to show her growing family and a network of support.

But under the King's reign, the sovereign has seemingly favoured a slimmed-down monarchy that excludes non-working royals.

In 2024, King Charles and Princess Kate have both begun cancer treatment, meaning that Eugenie and Beatrice could appear on the balcony to make up the numbers.

Princess Eugenie and Princess BeatricePrincess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice used to always appear on the balcony at Trooping the ColourPA

Laura Perkes, a PR specialist and communications consultant for emerging and established brands, spoke exclusively to GB News to explain whether or not the York Princesses's loyalty to their father could complicate their attendance at Trooping the Colour.

She said: "There may be some awkward conversations happening privately behind closed doors, but publicly I don't think we'll get a sense of them feeling complicated.

"They have always been loyal to the Royal Family, choosing to lead very normal lives away from the public and the press.

"When they are seen at royal events they're always immaculately presented and behave in a way that doesn't attract unwanted attention.

Prince AndrewPrince Andrew stepped back from royal duties in 2019 Getty
Eugenie, Beatrice, William and KateEugenie and Beatrice are not working royalsGetty

"They will naturally feel loyalty towards their father, but his actions and behaviour have led to being ostracised from royal duties.

"Actions have consequences.

"Andrew's children shouldn't be punished because of his choices."

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