Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are reportedly ‘upset’ about being overlooked for royal duties

Will King Charles call them up?
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While Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie have never been granted working royal status, it’s reported that the sisters are waiting to be called up for royal duty while King Charles III and Catherine, Princess of Wales both undergo treatment for cancer.

Beatrice and Eugenie are the daughters of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. (Image: Getty)

Beatrice, 35, and Eugenie, 34, – children to Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew – both work regular jobs but experts say we could potentially see the King’s nieces help out.

The Daily Beast has recently reported that Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are “disappointed” that His Majesty has not yet asked for their help while the British monarchy has a limited number of staff compared to usual.

A palace insider and friend of the sisters told the Daily Beast that the Beatrice and Eugenie are upset they “aren’t being used at all” and want to “be of service”.

“They are very upset to have been ignored by the king as they feel they have a lot to offer, but ultimately not surprised,” the source claimed.

The sisters are reportedly “upset” but “not surprised”. (Image: Getty)

However, another royal expert has revealed that Charles’ decision to not call upon the sisters is deliberate as he is a strong advocate for a slimmed down monarchy.

Michael Cole, a royal commentator, told The Royal Observer that the King has been selective about who he allows to step in during this difficult time for the Crown.

“It is difficult to see major roles for Prince Andrew’s daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. That is not because they are not willing, they are nice people and good ambassadors for this country,” Michael explained.

“He [King Charles] wants to concentrate on the direct line of succession, from him to Prince William and then Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. That is how he wants it. But the King deliberately wants to concentrate on the main line of succession.”

The princesses with their uncle and late grandmother. (Image: Getty)

Additionally, another insider has claimed that the King is following in his late mother’s footsteps with the debate over “part-time working royals”, sparked by Prince Harry’s decision to leave the UK while simultaneously maintaining some official roles.

While Charles is “very fond” of his nieces Beatrice and Eugenie, “Everyone, including [the sisters], accepts there is no place for them to be full-time working royals. And as the late Queen Elizabeth made clear, being a part-time working royal isn’t an option,” the source said.

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