Prince Andrew’s Daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, Just Might Have a Royal Future
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How extraordinary, on Wednesday, was none other than Princess Beatrice, the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Fergusongo straight up to the famous Royal Ascot, sit in one of the three carriages reserved for royalty, sat next to her husband, real estate developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, wearing a white dress and boater hat.
It is scenes like this that are causing intense speculation in and around the court, long-standing rumors that Beatriceand her sister Princess Eugeniewho are currently classified as private citizens, may be suitable for promotions and informal, part-time working royals.
Unlike their mother, Sarah Ferguson, who was outspoken in her defense of Prince Andrew, the princesses of York have not publicly stood up for their father.
Andrew won’t be surprised or upset by this.
After all, girls are probably the best and last chance to Yorkist returns to royal life—And one thing may depend on weakening, as far as possible, the link in the public mind between them and their father, accused sex offender Virginia Giuffre, a sex trafficking victim. Jeffrey Epstein’s Adolescent Education.
Andrew denies the allegations but pays a reputable $12 million to settle the civil case Giuffre brought against him. He has been dropped from the ranks of the working royal family, excluded from royal events and most recently, prohibited from participating in the Garter Day processionan important royal ceremony, apparently at the behest of Prince Charles and Prince William.
Andrew’s most cherished wish may be to be restored to his own public life, but many royal observers believe that just a second later one or both of his daughters could be again. was elevated to the “working for royalty” role. Indeed, it was this very proposal that was reported by the British wide newspaper Daily telegram this week.
A source familiar with Andrew’s thinking told The Daily Beast that there was no “lobbying” by the York parents or the girls themselves for them to have an ever-increasing role.
“I think there’s a sense of unfinished business, and if they were asked to do more, I’m sure they’d be delighted.”
– Royal source
But a source close to the girls told The Daily Beast: “They’ve both gone on to have separate lives, careers and families of their own. They are very earthly, and they know they have to make a living. It’s not like they’re hanging on the phone waiting for a call. That said, they really have a strong public service ethic and whenever they’re asked to do anything, they’re happy to be a part of it. I really think there’s a sense of unfinished business, and if they were asked to do more, I’m sure they’d be delighted.”
The friend said they had not heard them talk about their father and their views of him remained a matter of guesswork, although there was no doubt about the family’s loyalty to each other.
On Thursday, Sarah, who was did an interview for her new book, told LBC: “Thank goodness the girls have [him]. He’s very Navy and, ‘This is how it’s done,’ and life is very royal… and then they have the river running through that is me. “In the past, she called herself and her daughters ‘tripod’.
But can we really see a situation where Eugenie and Beatrice one day return to the royal business? Fascinatingly, a source close to Buckingham Palace told The Daily Beast that the girls were still performing a limited number of duties at the request of the monarch, saying they were “occasionally” required to be accompanied. Queen.
Without a doubt, her public profile is definitely being raised quietly. For example, Tatler This week it was reported that she visited the posh Oxford prep school, Dragon (Edoardo is a former student) to mark the platinum anniversary by unveiling a new hive.
All of this is fueling current speculation — which Buckingham Palace told The Daily Beast it will not comment — that there could be a path back to the royal inner circle for the girls, especially especially if they bow their heads, and avoid the type suspicious financial activity that caused a lot of controversy for their parents.
Such a scenario would have seemed like a far-fetched ambition from ten years ago. Then, at the height of the Diamond Year celebrations, Prince Charles attacked his brother Andrew and his children from an appearance on the balcony.
Charles was fed up with Andrew’s ability to draw the royal family into controversy through poor selection of friends, questionable financial dealings and ill-treatment of royal staff. The constant press coverage of his daughter’s frequent overseas vacations did not help them, and they supported their father, being told that from there they should go out into the world as private citizens and will not receive handouts. or jobs from the palace.
The Queen, who loves them immensely, tried to soften the blow by stressing that they should still be considered automatically respecting them since they are “blood princesses.” This means that, for example, Kate, who is not of royal blood, is required to greet them if they meet without William, Kate’s husband. (If William is present, Kate will take her husband’s place and the princesses must greet her.)
This is not just a matter of theory; The Queen is known to expect protocol to be strictly followed, as Meghan Markle discovered, told Oprah Winfrey that she was surprised to learn that she had to greet the queen even in private: “I really think that’s what happens outside, I think it’s part of the fanfare, Meghan talked about being told by Harry to Elizabeth. “I don’t think that’s what happens inside. And I said, “But that’s your grandmother,” and he said, “That’s the queen.”
“Andrew was devastated by his brother’s edict, believing that his daughters should not be forcibly removed from a life, with all its pluses and minuses, to which they were born. .”
Andrew was devastated by his brother’s edict, believing that his daughters should not be forcibly removed from a life, with all its pluses and minuses, to which they were born. . In a foreshadowing of Prince Harry arguing with the British government opposed the removal of his right to automatic security protection while visiting the UK, Andrew was particularly outraged by the removal of his daughters’ security details.
But of course, the world was a very different place then, especially since Prince Harry was on his balcony in 2012 and is expected to play a huge role in royal life for the next 50 years. Harry’s heartbreaking passing has left a colossal gaping hole in the ranks of the heartwarming agencies the palace could deploy to thousands of dull philanthropic minds and community events without the attention of the public. Royal presence, even a small child, often struggled to raise cash or interest.
Supporters of the York girls have argued since the day Harry and Meghan departed for a new life in the US that they should be recalled to active duty, and indeed not to the chagrin of their father. , most likely they already have. already.
The two are family favorites, with Eugenie – who is more outgoing than Beatrice – and Harry so close that Harry allows Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, who used to work for George Clooney’s tequila brand Casamigos, lived in Windsor House, Frogmore Cottage, for the past two years.
“Charles’s inability to change his mind, at least for fear of looking weak or tacitly admitting mistakes, so a full restoration of Yorkism is often seen as unlikely when he sit on the golden throne.”
They were also spotted dining with Meghan and Harry in California earlier this year, and Harry and his cousin attended the Super Bowl, at a time when negative news was saturated with Andrew due to the incident. his sexual trial in the British and American media. It was a very public display of mutual support.
The couple only moved out of Frogmore Cottage in recent weeks. They have now moved to Portugal, where Eugenie is continuing her tech work and philanthropic projects — most notably her work with the anti-slavery coalition — and Jack is working with a friend of Clooney, developing a luxury resort in Portugal.
Beatrice is a director at trendy British gallery, Hauser and Wirth. She spends time in London and the West Country, and is occasionally spotted around the trendy Wiltshire village of Bruton, where the gallery has an outpost.
Charles’s inability to change his mind, at least for fear of looking weak or tacitly admitting mistakes, so a full restoration of Yorkism is often seen as unlikely when he sit on the golden throne. But in a distant and murky future when William, who loves them both so much, even though he’s seven years older than Beatrice (33 years old) and eight years older than Eugenie (32 years old), becomes king, who knows? What could happen?