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Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice's mooted promotion to working members of the Royal Family has been torn apart by the CEO of Republic.
King Charles's decision to slim down the monarchy has been criticised by his sister Princess Anne.
Prince Andrew's daughters are seen as the most likely candidates to fill the shortage of working members in the monarchy.
King Charles's decision to slim down the monarchy was criticised earlier this year by his sister Princess Anne.
However, Graham Smith CEO of Republic slammed the idea of adding more working members to the Royal Family's roster and paying them to undertake engagements.
Republic is a pressure group that campaigns for the monarchy to be abolished and to replace King Charles with an independent elected head of state.
Smith told GBNews.com: "It’s appalling that they are paying for people to go around on these engagements.
"The engagements are infrequent anyway so the idea he needs to pay for more royals to do them is nonsense."
However, royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said that the monarchy needs more working royals.
Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice are not currently working members of the Royal Family
Fitzwilliams said regarding Princess Anne's criticism of a slimmed-down monarchy: "It is an important point.
"Something like this has been perfectly obvious for a long time.
"When people were talking about slimlining the monarchy when there were just four working royals under the age of 70, it was not possible.
"It will be a new look at it all. It is clearly something that needs attention.
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Fitzwilliams stated that Beatrice and Eugenie will not be paid working royals but may take on patronages to help with the shortage.
"The problem is who will step into this space."
He told GBNews.com: "As far as Beatrice and Eugenie are concerned, I think they could take on a few patronages.
"For the foreseeable, they will not be paid working royals. That does mean that there will be far fewer patronages inventively."