With the recent revelations that Prince Charles and Prince Andrew were at odds over if Andrew’s daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie should become full-time working royals with apartments at Kensington Palace, Royal Central’s Editor-in-Chief, Charlie Proctor wrote an opinion piece why the two young ladies should become working royals. For arguments sake, why should Prince Charles not side with his brother in having his nieces funded by the tax payer?
Most European monarchies have already streamlined their families in order to stay in favour with the public. It is often debated if Queen Elizabeth and the monarchy is even needed in the U.K as well as her commonwealth countries. While the commonwealth countries do not pay for their head of state, they do pick up the bill when a member of the Royal Family comes to visit which now, in theory, would be Beatrice and Eugenie.
The British Monarchy should only include Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, their children, Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, their children and Prince Harry funded by the taxpayer through the Sovereign Grant. Any other members of the family would still, of course, be royalty but the state would not pay their expenses.
Conversation around modernizing the monarchy is another popular topic, Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are wonderful at this. Taking to Twitter to announce the birth of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Invictus tough talk videos, you name it! To keep the monarchy current, change is always needed. Unfortunately for Prince Andrew, his daughters should not be part of this.
It is not that I don’t think they are capable of the work. They both got exceptional grades at school and can prove themselves when needed but both William and Harry were prepped for these positions since the day they were born. Camilla and Kate also have gone through extensive training to take on their positions. I am sure Beatrice and Eugenie have learned a thing or two but nothing compared to the weekly meetings with Granny Prince William had as a child.
With the decision now in Queen Elizabeth’s hands, only time will tell if we will be seeing more of the York sisters.
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