Beatrice and Eugenie's Promotions May Spark Royal Tension

Royal duties and family dynamics are under intense scrutiny.

by Nouman Rasool
Beatrice and Eugenie's Promotions May Spark Royal Tension
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The York princesses last month joined Prince William at a Buckingham Palace garden party, and there has been widespread speculation that they could soon be working members of the Royal Family. But although the public has warmly greeted this, Grayce McCormick, founder of Lightfinder Public Relations, shared her concerns on GB News.

She suggested that the emergence of new working royals may spawn comparisons and competition, damaging the monarchy's public image.

Potential Royal Tensions

The working royals now include King Charles, Queen Camilla, Prince William, Prince Edward, the Duchess of Edinburgh, the Duke of Kent, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.

A notable absentee will be Princess Kate, who stepped back from public duties earlier this year following major abdominal surgery – since then, she has also announced she is undergoing preventative chemotherapy. The absence of a younger working royal, then in her mid-30s, could be filled by Beatrice and Eugenie with their almost youthful presence within the royal fold.

The crowds loved them, and their appearance at the garden party went down a storm, as it were, publicly showing support for them possibly taking on new roles. But McCormick warns that their promotion "would almost certainly create 'tensions' within the family because of 'the competitive nature of their positions.'

Added to this, of course, is the association they have with their father, Prince Andrew, who had to give up his role as a working royal in 2019 after an infamous interview in which he tried to explain away his involvement with convicted s-- offender Jeffrey Epstein.

But royal commentator Gareth Russell told GB News that it would be "unfair" to hold Beatrice and Eugenie to account for their father's alleged misdeeds. He said dragging the princesses into Prince Andrew's rows was unfair.

Amid the possibility of these changes by the Royal Family, bringing in Beatrice and Eugenie will probably fill the vacuum currently left by Princess Kate as she has temporarily taken a backseat. Their use may revitalize the face of the monarchy when it comes to the public - it may also be done to the disadvantage of the Family as it might open old sores, hence the public perception of 'scandalous affiliations.' .