PRINCESS BEATRICE and Princess Eugenie are believed to be “very, very worried” over the future of their patronages after they were forced to give up their office at Buckingham Palace.
Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie have long cultivated a passionate commitment to charity despite not being working royals as older cousins Prince William and Prince Harry. The two Princesses of York are reported to be concerned about the future of their patronage work after the Queen stripped their father Prince Andrew of permission to use offices in Buckingham Palace when the Duke of York announced he would step down from royal duties last month. Daily Mirror’s Royal Editor Russell Myers told Lorraine: “You do feel sorry for them, really.
“They have been caught in this massive media storm, their father is an absolute pariah at the moment. He’s not going to be seen in public.
“They have a lot of patronages, do a lot of charity work even though they are not working royals. Prince Andrew had an event on Wednesday which embarrassingly has been forced to be moved out of St James’s Palace and into a hotel in central London.
“He no longer has an office at Buckingham Palace, hence they don’t either. They’re obviously very, very worried.”
Last month the Duke of York was forced to give up his personal office at Buckingham Palace as he announced he would no longer carry out royal engagements “for the foreseeable future” due to backlash sparked by his interview on Jeffrey Epstein on BBC Newsnight.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie had to give up their office in Buckingham Palace (Image GETTY)
Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are said to be “very worried” about their work (Image: GETTY)
Friends of both Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie have admitted they “worry” about the two princesses as they cope with the fallout of their father’s interview.
One source close to Beatrice told Entertainment Tonight: “Everyone right now is concerned about Bea.
“Poor Bea. She deserves to have the wedding she wants and the public is going to go nuts because of her father.”
The royal insider claimed Beatrice’s family is “very disappointed by the situations” involving her father over his affiliation with convicted sexual offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are not working royals but have been patrons to several organisations (Image: GETTY)
Princess Beatrice announced her engagement to Edoardo Mapelli-Mozzi in September (Image: GETTY)
The eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson announced her engagement to entrepreneur Edoardo Mappelli-Mozzi in late September.
The couple have yet to announce the wedding date and are now expected to opt for a scaled-down ceremony to avoid excessive public scrutiny over the Duke of York,
According to the Mail on Sunday Queen Elizabeth II only signed off on Beatrice and Edoardp’s wedding two weeks ago and won’t announce the date until after the General Election.
As a direct descendant of the sovereign, Beatrice needs written permission from her grandmother before she is permitted to tie the knot with her beau.
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli-Mozzi have yet to announce their wedding date (Image: GETTY)
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli-Mozzi are not expected to have a lavish wedding ceremony (Image: PRINCESS EUGENIE)
Princess Beatrice met Edoardo Mapelli-Mozzi was a child but only started dating him in 2018 (Image: EXPRESS.CO.UK)
Beatrice’s inner circle of friends are said to have been sent a ‘save the date’ reminder although the date is still being kept under wraps.
A source to the Mail on Sunday: “She (Beatrice) is up against the clock if she wants to have a wedding within the six-month time frame usual for aristocratic nuptials, but everyone is so relieved things are moving.”
Princess Beatrice and Edo are expected to keep their nuptials low-key and may have the most understated royal wedding of recent years.
While Bea’s little sister Princess Eugenie tied the knot at St George’s Chapel last year, it is understood Beatrice will not follow in her footsteps.
Unlike previous royal weddings that have received taxpayer funding to put towards security costs, Buckingham Palace confirmed Bea and Edo’s big day will be paid for privately.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK