Beatrice and Eugenie face calls to step up as Queen Camilla shoulders heavy burden

Beatrice and Eugenie face calls to step up as Queen Camilla shoulders heavy burden

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 27/03/2024

- 11:19

The York Princesses are not working members of the Royal Family

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are facing calls to step up as Queen Camilla shoulders a heavy royal burden.

King Charles and Princess Kate have both temporarily paused royal duties while they receive cancer treatment.

As a result, Queen Camilla has had to take on many more responsibilities and engagements over the past few weeks to fill the gaps in the royal diary.

A royal source told The Telegraph: “She is proud, resilient and devoted and if it serves the King and the nation to step up and serve the nation she will do it.

Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Queen Camilla

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are not working royals


“She does have incredible energy, she does ballet classes once a week, she’s very fit and healthy.

“Of course, she’s juggling. She wants to spend as much time as possible with the King to support him however she can.”

Royal fans have taken to social media to express their desires for Princess Beatrice, 35, and Princess Eugenie, 34, to become working royals amid the current shortages.

Prince Andrew's daughters have never worked on behalf of the Royal Family, however, there could be a space for the sisters now the King and the Princess of Wales have stepped back.

Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla is carrying out lots of royal duties amid Kate's and Charles's absences


One fan posted on X: "Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are at a perfect age to become working royals.

"Plus, Beatrice is already a Councillor of State."

Another account commented: "I personally think if His Majesty The King wants to make anyone temporary working royals while he and the Princess of Wales are receiving treatment, then it should be Princess Beatrice and possibly Princess Eugenie."

A third royal watcher said: "I suspect the King would rather ask Beatrice, Eugenie, Louise and James to step up to the plate rather than Harry and Meghan."

Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are facing calls to step up for the Royal Family


Kate Middleton and King Charles

Kate and King Charles are both receiving cancer treatment


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down from royal duties in 2020 and subsequently moved to the US.

This followed Prince Andrew, 64, stepping down from duties at the end of 2019 following his disastrous Newsnight interview, where he discussed his connections to Jeffrey Epstein.

This has left a huge gap in the number of working royals over the past five years, heightened by King Charles and Kate's health scares.

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