KEY POINTS

  • Princess Eugenie is predicted to take over Prince Harry's royal duties
  • Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice may become working royals
  • A royal expert is convinced that the siblings will continue to be non-working royals 

Princess Eugenie is expected to take on more responsibilities now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have already stepped back from their royal duties.

According to Express, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s recent announcement and Prince Andrew’s decision to also step back from his royal duties could be a perfect opportunity for Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.

Sarah Ferguson’s daughters have fulltime jobs that have nothing to do with the royal family. But every now and then, they serve Queen Elizabeth. Now maybe the perfect time for Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie to be considered as working royals.

But before Prince Harry and Markle’s shocking announcement, royal expert Russell Myers said that it is unlike for Prince Andrew’s daughters to take over his responsibilities.

“It was put to me that Andrew was potentially putting out that he would be willing to step back from his patronages and charities if the girls were allowed them. But to be honest, they are non-working members of the royal family. It definitely doesn’t fit with how Charles and William see it,” he said on “Pod Save the Queen.”

In the past, it was reported that Prince Charles wants a slimmed-down British monarchy that will only include him, Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, Markle, and their children.

With the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s recent decision, the monarchy just became much slimmer than what Prince Charles initially hoped for. As such, it is unlikely for Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie to be given more royal duties and responsibilities.

Royal expert Daniela Elser told News.com.au that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are most likely the ones who will take over Prince Harry and Markle’s jobs.

“Unfortunately for Kate, she faces having to bear the brunt of this royal world order. There is no getting away from the uncomfortable fact that no matter how unfair [or un-feminist] it is for Kate to be constantly pitched against Meghan, this situation is only going to be thrown into overdrive in the coming months and years,” she said.