Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie 'snubbed' on Royal Family website despite holding 10 patronages each

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie 'snubbed' on Royal Family website despite holding 10 patronages each

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 04/05/2024

- 08:00

The Princesses of York are the daughters of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson

  • Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are not included on the Royal Family website
  • The Princesses of York each have husbands and children of their own
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Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie have been "snubbed" on the Royal Family website, despite the sisters having 10 patronages each, according to a royal historian.

Beatrice, 35, and Eugenie, 34, are not working members of the Royal Family, therefore, the website has not listed the York Princesses under "Members of The Royal Family".

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson welcomed Princess Beatrice in 1988 and her younger sister Princess Eugenie in 1990.

The sisters have never been working royals, unlike their cousins Prince William, 41, and Prince Harry, 39.

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie do not have pages on the Royal Family website


Despite not carrying out duties on behalf of King Charles, Beatrice and Eugenie have several private patronages of their own.

Royal historian Marlene Koenig spoke exclusively to GB News, noting that these patronages are not listed on the Royal Family website.

She said: "Princess Beatrice and her sister have about 10 patronages each, but they're private.

"They're not official, and you won't see them on the Royal Family’s website. They have no pages of their own.

Royal Family website

​Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are only briefly mentioned in their father's biography

"And in that, there's a charities database that lists the different charities and patronages of the working royals and they're not included."

Beatrice and Eugenie are currently ninth and 11th in line to the throne respectively, and neither of their parents carry out engagements on behalf of the Royal Family.

Prince Andrew, 64, stepped down as a working royal in 2019 following his disastrous Newsnight interview where he discussed his friendship with the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Meanwhile, the Duchess of York has not carried out royal engagements since she divorced the Duke of York in 1996.

Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice with her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at Cheltenham


On the Royal Family website, Beatrice and Eugenie only receive a fleeting mention under their father's biography.

Despite not carrying out royal duties similar to their older cousins Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall, Beatrice and Eugenie were granted the right to use royal titles from birth.

The princesses enjoy their royal titles thanks to a century-old tradition.


Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie carrying out a private engagement in London​


King George V issued the following Letter Patent in 1917: "The grandchildren of the sons of any such sovereign in the direct male line (save only the eldest living son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales) shall have and enjoy in all occasions the style and title enjoyed by the children of dukes of these our realms."

Because their father Prince Andrew was the late Queen Elizabeth II's son, his daughters have the title of "Princess".

As Peter and Zara are the children of Princess Anne and not a male prince, they were denied royal titles from birth.

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