Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie 'will not be accepted as working royals'

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice

Princess Eugenie and Beatrice do not work on behalf of the Royal Family.

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 11/11/2023

- 11:41

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Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie would be "excellent working royals" however, the public "won't accept" the sisters, a royal commentator has claimed.

There have been many rumours that King Charles will enlist the Princesses of York as working royals, due to Prince Andrew and Prince Harry both stepping down from their duties.

Richard Fitzwilliams, a royal commentator, spoke exclusively to GB News regarding whether the princesses would be good additions to the Royal Family roster.

He said: "I think they would be excellent working royals. However, that is not the entire point.

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"I think they are happy the way they are at the moment in the sense they're happily married, they've got careers, they've got families.

"But on the other hand, I think they would probably like to increase the amount of work they do.

"But having said that, as working royals, you see they would get money from the Duchy of Lancaster.

"If they did become working royals, and they do occasional work which is fine, but the problem is of course the link with Prince Andrew.

Princess Eugenie, Prince Andrew and Princess Beatrice

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"Certainly for the moment, it's unlikely that they would be asked to do more."

When asked about whether Britons would like the idea of Beatrice and Eugenie as working royals, Fitzwilliams added: "It's simply a matter of gauging public opinion.

"The Palace is reviewing the patronages and we'll have to wait for that review before we know anything.

"It just seems unlikely there's going to be a change for the time being.

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice

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"Beatrice and Eugenie might very well have done more in different circumstances.

"But it's always very important to note public attitudes to this.

"Inevitably they will receive a certain amount of money, possibly from the sovereign grant.

"And I don't think that that would be something most people would think was acceptable at the moment."

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