Princess Eugenie escapes week of turmoil ahead of controversial film

Princess Eugenie escapes week of turmoil ahead of controversial film

WATCH NOW: Scoop on Netflix will drop on Friday

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 03/04/2024

- 18:12

A new film about Prince Andrew is due to drop on Friday

  • Princess Eugenie is unlikely to feature in the new Netflix film Scoop
  • The film stars Rufus Sewell as Prince Andrew
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Princess Eugenie will escape a week of turmoil ahead of a controversial film, it has been claimed.

On Friday, a film titled Scoop will drop on Netflix, dramatising Prince Andrew's 2019 interview on Newsnight.

Actress Charity Wakefield has been listed as playing Princess Beatrice, 35, in the film - the Duke of York's eldest daughter.

However, no actress has been listed as playing Princess Eugenie, 34, the youngest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York.

Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie is set for an easier week than her sister Beatrice


This is likely because Princess Beatrice has been documented as accompanying her father to one of the negotiations between Andrew, Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis, and former producer Sam McAlister.

Princess Eugenie, on the other hand, was not present during these meetings at Buckingham Palace.

Writing in The Daily Mail, McAlister said: "Rammed into a tiny room in Buckingham Palace, the three Newsnighters (me, Emily and Deputy Editor Stewart) faced Andrew, Amanda and a very unexpected guest — his elder daughter, Princess Beatrice.

"She was dressed in navy blue, asked sensible questions about the possible logistics, and it was clear, she was close to her father and concerned for his welfare.

Charity Wakefield

Charity Wakefield [right] playing Princess Beatrice in Scoop


"The discussion was frank, firm, sometimes funny."

The Netflix trailer for Scoop shows actress Wakefield sitting beside Rufus Sewell as the Duke of York during the interview negotiations with the BBC.

McAlister previously described how Beatrice took notes on a clipboard at the meeting and appeared "anxious".

In the trailer, Wakefield as Princess Beatrice can be seen holding a notebook and pen.

Princess Beatrice and Prince Andrew

Princess Beatrice accompanied Andrew to one of the negotiations with Maitlis and McAlister


The film is based on the book Scoops: Behind The Scenes of the BBC's Most Shocking Interview by McAlister.

The 2019 interview made headlines around the world after the duke discussed his relationship with the late convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein.

The interview consequently severely damaged Prince Andrew's reputation.

He stepped back from all public royal engagements shortly after the interview aired.


Princess Beatrice and Princess EugeniePrincess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are incredibly closeInstagram / Princess Eugenie

Queen Elizabeth also stripped Andrew of his military affiliations and royal patronages in 2022.

The Duke of York has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

He was most recently seen accompanying King Charles, 75, and Queen Camilla, 76, at the Easter Sunday church service in St George's Chapel.

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