Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie's royal futures dubbed 'uncertain'

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie's royal futures dubbed 'uncertain'

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 20/04/2024

- 14:41

Updated: 20/04/2024

- 14:55

Prince Andrew's daughters are not working members of the Royal Family

  • Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie work in corporate jobs and have private families
  • The two royals do not carry out duties on behalf of King Charles
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Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie's royal futures have been dubbed "uncertain" in the wake of the Prince Andrew scandal by royal fans.

The Princesses of York are not working royals, however, both have their individual causes that they are passionate about.

Since the release of Scoop on Netflix, which reenacted the Duke of York's 2019 Newsnight interview, his daughters have received some criticism, particularly Beatrice, for encouraging Andrew to be interviewed.

This has left fans of the Royal Family "uncertain" as to whether Beatrice and Eugenie will be enlisted as working royals.

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice are not working royals


One said: "Princess Beatrice and Eugenie's royal roles seem uncertain without Prince Andrew."

Another defended the princesses, claiming: "They both have careers and husbands that actually work. They won’t go for it."

There’s been talk for many years about how Prince Andrew is keen for his daughters to become working royals.

Ever since King Charles and the Princess of Wales's cancer diagnoses, many royal commentators have tipped Beatrice and Eugenie to step up and help support the family.

Charity WakefieldCharity Wakefield playing Princess Beatrice in ScoopNetflix

But that is now unlikely to happen, sources reported, due to the scandal surrounding Prince Andrew and his connections with the late convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein.

This was once again brought into the spotlight by the recent release of Scoop, a Netflix film that reenacted the BBC’s Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis.

The infamous interview led to Queen Elizabeth II asking him to step down as a working royal, and in 2022 Andrew was stripped of his royal titles and patronages.

Sam McAlister, the Newsnight producer, recalled Beatrice being present at a negotiation meeting ahead of the interview.

Princess Eugenie, Prince Andrew, Princess BeatricePrincess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie's lack of royal status blamed on 'Prince Andrew link'Getty

She said: “He [Andrew] said he was bringing someone along. Then around the corner comes Princess Beatrice.

“She was polite and engaged but, unlike her father, she was evidently anxious about the meeting and clearly there to protect his interests.

“I’d heard she was close to the Queen. Beatrice was, I felt, the person who could make the difference between us getting the interview or not.”

Since the release of the Netflix drama, McAlister said she feels for both the princess and Andrew’s former private secretary, Amanda Thirsk.


Princess Beatrice and Princess EugeniePrincess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie at the CoronationPA

She added: “Andrew was lucky to have a daughter who believed in him and someone he worked with who believed in him and obviously he disappointed both of them.

"There is a sense of poignancy for those two women because they had done nothing wrong."

Beatrice had reportedly been looking forward to stepping up a little as King Charles and the Princess of Wales undergo their cancer treatment.

But the release of Scoop has thrown this into doubt, according to royal sources.

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