The Queen is under immense pressure to be seen to publicly support Prince Charles, despite not wanting to sideline her granddaughters, Princess Beatrice & Princess Eugenie.
This comes after a row between The Prince of Wales and Duke of York. Prince Andrew wants his daughters to carry out public engagements on behalf of the Royal Family, however, Charles wants a more streamlined monarchy so opposes the idea.
A senior member of the Queen’s court has revealed to The Mail on Sunday, that Her Majesty should be seen to publicly support the heir to the throne, but privately she agrees with Prince Andrew that the York girls should undertake more royal engagements.
The source said: “The Queen adores the girls and is keen for them to have some kind of a role. Charles’s vision for a streamlined family is all very well, but how can the Royal Family do everything it currently does with just five players?”
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.
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