PRINCESS EUGENIE and Princess Beatrice are hard-working royals, most recently seen giving back to those in need amid the coronavirus outbreak – but do Eugenie and Beatrice get on with their cousin Prince Harry?
Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice may be feeling downhearted this week as on Friday, May 29 a rather special event was due to take place. Beatrice was due to marry her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on Friday but has had to postpone her wedding due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Royal fans had been looking forward to another royal wedding, with the spectacle and excitement they bring – however, there is no word of when Beatrice will reschedule her wedding.
Last month a source close to the couple told People: “There are no plans to switch venues or hold a bigger wedding.
“They aren’t even thinking about their wedding at this time. There will come a time to rearrange, but that’s not yet.”
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are not working royals – meaning they do not carry out engagements full time for the Royal Family.
Princess Eugenie snub: Do Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice get on with Prince Harry? (Image: GETTY)
They both have jobs outside of The Firm, Beatrice in finance and Eugenie at Mayfair art gallery Hauser & Wirth.
But do Eugenie and Beatrice get on with cousin Prince Harry?
Prince Harry is now no longer a working royal, having stepped down from royal life at the end of March this year.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry announced their intentions to step down in January and seemed to reference Beatrice and Eugenie in a statement on their website.
Princess Eugenie snub: The three were said to be close cousins (Image: GETTY)
In a section on their website titled “As agreed and set out in January 2020” Meghan and Harry gave some details on their plan to become “privately funded members of The Royal Family with permission to earn their own income and the ability to pursue their own private charitable interests.”
The section which seemed to reference Beatrice and Eugenie read: “While there is precedent for other titled members of the Royal Family to seek employment outside of the institution, for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, a 12-month review period has been put in place.”
This precedent could have been nodding to the fact both Beatrice and Eugenie have HRH titles and undertake charity work for the Royal Family but are employed outside of The Firm.
The princesses receive no allowance from the Privy Purse, the Royal Family’s private income.
The Privy Purse mostly comes from the Duchy of Lancaster, a 46,000 acres large estate held in trust for the Sovereign since 1399.
This income was amounted to about £20.1m in net income for the year to March 31, 2018.
The apparent reference to Beatrice and Eugenie in the Sussexes statement came as a shock to some royal experts, who saw Eugenie and Harry as close cousins.
Harry and Eugenie grew up together, often attending royal events together in their younger years.
Princess Eugenie snub: Meghan and Harry’s statement on their website seemed to make reference to Beatrice and Eugenie (Image: GETTY)
Princess Eugenie snub: Beatrice and Eugenie both have jobs outside the Royal Family (Image: GETTY)
Camilla Tominey, royal expert and Associate Editor at the Telegraph, wrote in January the bond between Eugenie and Harry “had always been strong”.
She wrote: “Eugenie was once described as sharing a ‘mischievous streak’ with her ‘partner in crime’ Harry – both having reputations in the family for their cheeky sense of humour and propensity to giggle during stuffy state occasions.”
Ms Tominey wrote: “In a surprise twist, the lengthy broadside appeared to single out Beatrice and her younger sister Eugenie by making the point that there was a precedent for ‘other titled members of the Royal Family to seek employment outside of the institution,’ while they were being subject to a 12-month review period as they seek financial independence in North America.”
Ms Tominey said the Sussexes “thinly-veiled criticism” at the York sisters has “shocked royal watchers”.
She added: “Yet, this unexpected outburst suggests that the family rift between the Sussexes and the Windsors is now affecting cousinly bonds that were once so strong.”
Any opportunity to see the family together is now on hold as upcoming royal events have been postponed amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The summer celebration for the Queen’s birthday – Trooping the Colour – has been postponed, and would have seen the Royal Family gather on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.
Prince Philip’s 99th birthday next month will likely be spent in lockdown away from the extended Royal Family, and Princess Beatrice’s wedding has been postponed until further notice.
Source: EXPRES CO UK