Zara, Beatrice, Eugenie and Louise at risk of feeling 'forced into duties after years out of limelight'

Zara, Beatrice, Eugenie and Louise at risk of feeling 'forced into duties after years out of limelight'

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 26/05/2024

- 15:35

Updated: 26/05/2024

- 15:49

The King's nieces all live private lives with their families

Zara Tindall, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Lady Louise Windsor are at risk of feeling "forced into royal duties after years out of the limelight", a PR expert has claimed.

King Charles's nieces have never performed official duties, only appearing at mass family gatherings in a private capacity.

However, with the King's and Princess Kate's current cancer diagnoses, some commentators have suggested that the monarch's nieces and nephews should undertake royal duties to fill gaps in the diary.

The current working royals are mostly over the age of 60, except for Prince William, aged 41, and Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, aged 59.

Zara, Beatrice, Eugenie and Louise

Zara, Beatrice, Eugenie and Louise are all King Charles's nieces


The Princess of Wales is 42, however, she has stepped back from duties to focus on her course of preventative chemotherapy.

This has created a gap in the list of younger working royals, especially since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved to the US in 2020.

Meanwhile, the Wales children, Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, nine, and Prince Louis, six, are currently too young to perform duties, so it will be at least a decade before they attend engagements.

Earlier this week, Zara, 43, Beatrice, 35, and Eugenie, 34, wowed crowds at a Buckingham Palace garden party where they supported the Prince of Wales.

Princess Beatrice and Zara Tindall

Princess Beatrice and Zara Tindall are not working royals


Lady Louise Windsor, 20, did not join her royal cousins as she is currently studying at the University of St Andrews.

Laura Perkes, a PR strategist and reputation manager, spoke exclusively to GB News to explain the disadvantages of Zara, Beatrice, Eugenie and Louise becoming working royals, should they choose to undertake more official duties.

She claimed: "It may be that Zara, Beatrice, Eugenie and Louise feel forced into royal duty after years of enjoying being out of the limelight and living relatively 'normal' and 'quiet' lives away from the spotlight.

"As such, it may take longer for the public to warm up to them and accept them as influential, public figures."

\u200bZara Tindall and Princess Eugenie

Zara Tindall and Princess Eugenie photographed together at the Platinum Jubilee

Instagram / Mike Tindall

Lady Louise WindsorLady Louise Windsor is not a working member of the Royal FamilyGetty

Princess Eugenie showed how thrilled she was to support Prince William at the Buckingham Palace garden party on social media.

Taking to Instagram with photos of the event, Eugenie wrote: "Come rain or shine, I was delighted to support my family yesterday to meet some special individuals at the Buckingham Palace Garden Party who have gone above and beyond to support their local communities and the country."

This came just a few weeks after "snubbing" Prince Harry's Invictus Games event at St Paul's Cathedral.

It was widely expected the York sisters would attend the Duke of Sussex's service, but only the late Princess Diana's siblings attended to support Harry.

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