Princess Beatrice advised to 'keep a low profile' after being dragged into royal storm

Princess Beatrice advised to 'keep a low profile' after being dragged into royal storm

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 27/04/2024

- 11:01

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Princess Beatrice has been advised to "keep a low profile" by a royal commentator, after being dragged into a PR storm.

The Princess of York was recently depicted in the controversial Netflix film Scoop, which reenacted Prince Andrew's career-ending Newsnight interview.

The princess, whom actress Charity Wakefield portrayed, did not publicly comment on the film's release, despite being shown as accompanying the Duke of York to one of the Newsnight negotiations with the BBC team.

The interview resulted in Andrew stepping down from royal duties, and he was later stripped of his police protection and military medals in 2022.

Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice was dragged into a royal storm recently


During the interview, the duke discussed his friendship with the late convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein, who committed suicide in 2019.

Royal commentator Gareth Russell spoke exclusively to GB News, where he claimed Princess Beatrice was not to blame for Prince Andrew's car crash interview, despite encouraging the sit-down.

He said: "It's probably quite unfair to blame Princess Beatrice for giving her father pretty well-meaning advice.

"Ultimately, the doing of the interview was not the problem. It was what was said in it, that was the problem.

Charity WakefieldCharity Wakefield playing Princess Beatrice in ScoopNetflix

"That interview was not a terrible idea had Prince Andrew said anything but what he went on to say.

"So I don't necessarily think Princess Beatrice deserves the criticism that she's received in terms of encouraging her father to do it.

"She's made it fairly clear that she believes her father to be innocent in this and that makes the advice doubly understandable, but the buck stops with Prince Andrew, not with his daughter."

Both King Charles and the Princess of Wales are currently battling cancer, and some royal commentators have suggested Beatrice and her younger sister Princess Eugenie should take up working roles.

Princess Beatrice and Prince Andrew

Princess Beatrice accompanied Andrew to one of the Newsnight negotiations with Emily Maitlis and Sam McAlister

Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice has been advised to keep a 'low-profile' in upcoming weeks


Russell said: "We are seeing more and more talk about Princess Beatrice perhaps performing more public duties.

"If she does more things, her storm in a teacup about her advice to her father before his interview will be forgotten.

"But at the minute, I think she's probably doing the right thing. He'll keep out of public view until public opinion is distracted by something else. You know, all things will pass.

"Just keeping a low profile until people have forgotten her role in this is probably the right thing to do."

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