Prince Charles Allegedly Shuts Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie Out Following Yorks 'Sudden PR Push'
Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie reportedly had a “sudden PR push” in the past week. This has caused Prince Charles to “shut down” claims that the two royal-born Princesses will have formal royal roles, according to experts.
Express UK reported that the discussions about the matter emerged from a recent episode of MailPlus’ “Palace Confidential.” Several royal experts shared some of their thoughts after the York Princesses made headlines due to their public activities.
Richard Eden stated that they seemed “coordinated” because the events, involving the two princesses, took place in the same week. He added that it appears to be a “drive towards a public role,” which is allegedly what Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, “have always wanted.”
The expert, then, said that the “lingering controversy surrounding [the Duke of York] makes any royal comeback ‘awkward’” for Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
Richard Kay of the Daily Mail seemingly echoed the assertions of Richard Eden during the same engagement. He said he does not think the two royal-born Princesses “will have a formal royal role at all.”
The royal commentator recalled that Prince Charles has reportedly made his plans for the British Monarchy “very clear.” As noted, he wanted to have a “slimmed-down royal family.”
Accordingly, “expanding it to include” the Princesses of York is “unlikely to happen.” He believes, however, that they will be featured “from time to time,” adding that the York Royals do “seem they want to have a royal role.”
The talks and speculations concerning Prince Charles and his two nieces come days after the latter made rare official appearances.
Last week, Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, flew to Stockholm, to meet and engage with Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia at the Swedish Royal Palace. The British Royals took part in the first World Dyslexia Assembly, an event that the Swedish Royals hosted.
Meanwhile, Princess Eugenie launched her podcast for her charity, The Anti-Slavey Collective, during the same week. The material carries the title, “Floodlight,” which aims to help “combat modern slavery,” according to People.
The youngest York princess hosts the podcast, along with her friend, Julia de Boinville, who is a co-founder, as well, of the same charity.
Apart from their official public activities, there have been claims, as well, that the Princesses of York had something to do with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s secret meeting with Queen Elizabeth II earlier last month. During the same visit, reports said that the former working royals, also, met with Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.