Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice 'at odds' with senior figures of the royal family, claims royal expert

A royal expert claims Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice 'are seemingly struggling to remain cordial' with senior figures of the Royal Family

Eugenie and Beatrice at odds with senior royal family
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Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice are reportedly are odds with Prince William, Charles and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge over future royal roles.

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Royal expert Neil Sean claims Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and struggling to maintain cordial relationships with senior members of the royal family, also known as 'the firm'. (opens in new tab)

He claims the latest royal rift stems from a disagreement over future royal roles as it is reported that Charles plans to shut out less senior royals, like Beatrice and Eugenie, when he becomes King (opens in new tab)

Mr Sean told The Express, "There is a big story breaking in the Royal Family that has remained under the radar largely, and it's to do with Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge, and William's father Prince Charles. According to very good sources, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice are seemingly struggling to remain cordial with Prince William, Catherine, and Charles."

Prince Charles' plans for a slimmed-down monarchy do not include even minor roles for the princesses, leaving the siblings who reportedly want a royal role, feeling redundant. 

Despite the conflict, royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told The Express that the York sister's 'good relations' with Prince Harry and Meghan have been 'beneficial to the Monarchy' as they have been 'quietly' healing rifts between the Sussexes and the royals. 

It is also reported that the sisters want their disgraced father Prince Andrew to return to public life in some form. The expert suggested that this conflict, adding to the disagreement over royal roles, stems from a deal organised by William, the Queen, and Prince Charles to remove Prince Andrew from royal duties following his disgrace in recent years.

The royal expert said, "The thawing between the two families has been difficult. Andrew wants to make a return which he thinks could be achieved by his daughters carrying out charitable work."

He added, "Prince William and Charles are doing this for the benefit of the monarchy. They are reading the public mood, which is saying that Andrew should permanently retire from public life."

Anna Bailey
Anna Bailey

Anna Bailey is the editor of GoodTo. She joined the team in June 2018 but has been a lifestyle writer and online editor for more than 14 years. Career highlights include Lifestyle Editor at ITV.com, Features Editor at MSN UK and Digital Lifestyle Editor for UKTV. Anna has always loved attending weddings and big family occasions. She combined this interest with her passion for interviewing people about the subjects that matter to them most to become a wedding and baby naming celebrant, fully accredited by Humanists UK.