The Prince of Wales and Duke of York are reportedly in the midst of a “bitter row” regarding the future roles of Prince Andrew’s daughters.
According to a report in the Sunday Express, the Duke of York wants Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie to become full time working royals.
The two daughters currently do not undertake official engagements on behalf of the Royal Family. Prince Andrew would like them to be given tax payer funded roles and accommodation at Kensington Palace.
However, the heir to the throne, Prince Charles has reportedly intervened in the proposals leaving the ultimate decision to Her Majesty The Queen.
The York girls currently have no public role. However, with the senior members of the family ageing there are calls for younger blood to take up more responsibility. The Duke of Edinburgh is now 95-years-old, the Queen is 90 and their children are in their sixties.
Her Majesty has become more cost-conscious over the years and has slimmed down Monarchy with only a core six members of the family taking a major public role. While Prince Charles, William and Harry’s roles are certain, the same can’t be said for the rest of the members of the Royal Family. Over the past few years, The Queen has had to stop subsidising some of her more distant relatives. For example, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent had to begin paying rent on their Kensington Palace apartments which were previously supplied by The Queen.
Once Prince Charles ascends the throne, it is speculated that he may cut off some of his extended family from being royally active and focus on higher ranking members of the Royal Family.
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