Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie cause 'disappointment' among royal fans

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie cause 'disappointment' among royal fans

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 04/04/2024

- 20:13

Updated: 04/04/2024

- 20:59

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Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie caused a "disappointment" among royal fans, a royal commentator has claimed.

On Easter Sunday, Prince Andrew's two daughters were a no-show at St George's Chapel, despite being regular yearly attendees at the service.

The Duke and Duchess of York, despite divorcing in 1996, attended the service together.

Royal commentator Richard Eden suggested it was a "disappointment" for royal fans that Beatrice, 35, and Eugenie, 34, were not present.

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie

There are calls for Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie to become working royals


He wrote: "Having prepared for this job for almost 74 years, King Charles was never going to let a little thing like cancer get in the way of carrying out his duties.

"And that's why His Majesty could be seen greeting the crowds outside St George’s Chapel in Windsor on Easter Sunday.

"While most people undergoing cancer treatment would avoid mixing with others, the King shook hands with not one, not two, but dozens of well-wishers during an impromptu walkabout."

Writing in Palace Confidential, Eden added: "Prince Andrew, who is the subject of yet more lurid headlines this week with the broadcast of Netflix's much-hyped royal drama Scoop, was the second most senior member of the Royal Family at the chapel, in terms of the line of succession.

Sarah Ferguson and Prince AndrewSarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew attending the Easter Sunday servicePA

"That is worrying for the Monarchy.

"I was disappointed that Princess Beatrice and Eugenie, and their growing families, were not present on Sunday.

"They and their cousins, Lady Louise Windsor and James, the Earl of Wessex, could play a vital role in the future, supporting their cousin Prince William when he eventually succeeds to the throne.

"What better way to prepare for becoming full-time royals than joining the family at Easter, the time of renewed hope?"

Princess Beatrice and Princess EugeniePrincess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie attending the Easter Sunday service with William and Kate in 2017PA

Royal fans agreed with Eden and took to social media to voice their disappointment that Beatrice and Eugenie were no-shows on Easter Sunday.

One asked on X: "Where are Zara and Mike? Eugenie and Beatrice with their kids?"

Another commented: "I did not see the Tindalls nor Eugenie and Beatrice's families attending the Easter service."

Royal fans further expressed their support for Beatrice and Eugenie becoming working royals.


Princess Eugenie and Princess BeatricePrincess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice at the Platinum JubileePA

One said: "I think Beatrice would do well."

Another added: "I think Beatrice, Eugenie and Zara would be great!"

Similarly, someone wrote: "They certainly would be a great asset."

An X account commented: "I would certainly like Beatrice, Eugenie and Lady Louise to become working royals."

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