Princess Beatrice ‘could do immensely valuable work for the monarchy’ in Kate’s absence

Princess Beatrice ‘could do immensely valuable work for the monarchy’ in Kate’s absence

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 17/03/2024

- 12:00

The Princess of York is associated with several dyslexia charities

  • Princess Beatrice is not a working member of the Royal Family
  • Princess Kate has temporarily paused royal duties following an operation
  • Have your say and comment now: Would you like to see Beatrice take up some royal duties in the future?

Princess Beatrice "could do immensely valuable work for the monarchy" in Princess Kate’s absence, a royal commentator exclusively told GB News.

The Princess of York is not a working member of the Royal Family, despite being the patron of several dyslexia charities and organisations.

Gareth Russell, the author of The Palace: From the Tudors to the Windsors, 500 Years of Royal History at Hampton Court, spoke exclusively to GB News about the lack of current working royals.

The commentator argued that Princess Beatrice, 35, would be a great addition while King Charles, 75, and Princess Kate, 42, have temporarily paused royal duties for health concerns.

Kate Middleton and Princess Beatrice

Kate Middleton and Princess Beatrice together at Ascot last year


In an exclusive interview with GB News, Russell said: "In terms of younger working royals, you'll be waiting 10, 15, or 20 years before there's a new crop of working royals.

"So Princess Beatrice could do immensely valuable work for the monarchy, particularly if it's with causes like dyslexia, which if you think about, say 20, 30 years ago, it was something that was hardly ever discussed.

"And while it is something that schools take more of an interest in now, it's still not something that gets a good deal of public attention and isn't as understood as it could be.

"So a royal patronage in that arena would historically have some very good results."

Princess BeatricePrincess Beatrice is an ambassador for a global dyslexia charityGetty

The Princess of York is dyslexic and is a huge advocate of resources in schools for other dyslexic children.

Russell compared Beatrice's advocacy to the Princess of Wales's work in the Early Years, her initiative to help and care for young children under the age of five.

He added: "I suppose with the Early Years also at the minute, that science, psychology and science is still developing.

"Whereas dyslexia, the science is there, it just is not very well publicised.

Kate MiddletonPrincess Kate is currently recovering from her operationGetty

"So something like Princess Beatrice doing that is incredibly impressive."

Princess Beatrice and her younger sister Princess Eugenie are the daughters of the Duke and Duchess of York.

Both are married and have their own families, whilst also holding down private jobs.


Princess BeatricePrincess Beatrice at Kate's Christmas carol concert in 2023 with her husband and stepsonPA

Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in 2020, who has a son named Wolfie from a previous relationship.

Together, the couple shares a daughter named Sienna.

Meanwhile, Eugenie tied the knot with Jack Brooksbank in 2018 and the couple have two sons, August, three, and nine-month-old Ernest.

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