Royals

Princess Beatrice is set to step in while Princess Catherine recovers

The King is calling up his niece.
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Princess Beatrice has started to partake in more royal engagements than ever before, and sources claim it’s for good reason.

According to Daily Mail, Beatrice will be taking on a more visible role within the royal family, particularly in the coming months, as the monarchy has a particularly busy period on the horizon.

While Catherine, the Princess of Wales continues to recover following her shock cancer diagnosis in March, the royal family has a shortage of working royals available to attend engagements.

Princess Beatrice, the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, has never been granted working royal status and while that is not expected to change, sources believe she may start making more appearances.

Reports have emerged claiming King Charles III may summon his niece to partake in royal duties over the next few months.

Princess Beatrice.
The princess is set to step up. (Image: Getty)

The 35-year-old is expected to attend some key events in the royal calendar, including joining His Majesty during Japan’s state visit at Buckingham Palace this June.

This is a high-profile and important event and will mark a prominent moment for the princess in terms of her royal engagements this year.

This summer in England, the royal diary is stacked with many big events including Trooping the Colour, a state banquet, Garter Day, the 80th D-Day anniversary and multiple garden parties at Buckingham Palace.

Princess Beatrice kissing King Charles on the cheek.
The King is reportedly “very fond” of his nieces. (Image: Getty)

Due to the royal family’s limited number of working members, Beatrice’s participation is crucial for the monarchy.

As Daily Mail outlines, King Charles is adding both Beatrice and her younger sister Princess Eugenie to the list for the countless upcoming events, and it was previously reported that the sisters were patiently waiting to be called upon for duty and were eager to help out where needed.

Both York sisters work regular jobs but as the monarchy has a limited number of staff compared to usual, they are reportedly prepared to step up.

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie looking sombre.
The sisters were allegedly “disappointed” that they hadn’t been called upon. (Image: Getty)

It was reported by Daily Beast earlier in the year that Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie were “disappointed” that the King hadn’t asked for their assistance.

A palace insider and friend of the sisters told the publication that they were upset that they weren’t “being used at all” as they 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” the source claimed.

Beatrice attending the Maundy Thursday service alongside the Queen in 2012. (Image: Getty)

Beatrice and Eugenie have both partaken in royal duties in the past, though minimal, with one of the most significant events being the 2012 Maundy Thursday service where the eldest sister accompanied her late grandmother Queen Elizabeth II at the event.

Beatrice’s presence at these engagements has proven her willingness to assist the monarchy where needed, despite her status as a non-working royal.

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