Eugenie and Beatrice ‘felt snubbed’ when Kate started doing royal engagements

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PRINCESS EUGENIE and Princess Beatrice “felt snubbed” when Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, began carrying out solo royal engagements with the Queen, according to reports.

He said: “We should point out Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.

“Apparently their father, Andrew, asked for them to become princesses and HRH. So part of the unwinding here would be to call them in.

“You’d have to say, ‘We’re really sorry but that’s going’.

Slimming down: Some senior royals are said to be keen on slimming down The Firm

Slimming down: Some senior royals are said to be keen on slimming down The Firm (Image: GETTY)

“That’s tricky but there’s a precedent.

“We mentioned Anne, and there’s not a soul in the world who doesn’t admire Anne; her daughter, Zara, and Zara’s husband, Mike Tindall, didn’t want their children to have titles.

“So there’s no real reason why Andrew’s children need to have them.”

If true, it could be another in a string of instances where Eugenie and Beatrice feel snubbed by the upper echelons of the Firm.

Kate Middleton: The Duchess entered the senior royal fold following her 2011 wedding to William

Kate Middleton: The Duchess entered the senior royal fold following her 2011 wedding to William (Image: GETTY)

After Kate married Prince William in 2011, the princess’ were said to have been annoyed on discovering she was to fulfil solo royal engagements with the Queen.

Reporter Catherine Ostler explained in the Daily Mail that the two “blood princesses” were annoyed by Kate’s entry into the royal fold.

Writing in 2016, Ms Ostler said there was a “cold relationship” between the Duchess of Cambridge and the York sisters as the Queen appeared to push Kate into the spotlight more than them.

Ms Ostler wrote: “It particularly hurt when Kate did solo engagements with the Queen during the Diamond Jubilee.

Working royals: Beatrice and Eugenie have been pushed from the spotlight as they have grown older

Working royals: Beatrice and Eugenie have been pushed from the spotlight as they have grown older (Image: GETTY)

The Queen: As children, the sisters were said to be Her Majesty's favourite grandchildren

The Queen: As children, the sisters were said to be Her Majesty’s favourite grandchildren (Image: GETTY)

“They felt snubbed.”

Many viewed the move as a key sign the Queen was delighted to have Kate as a senior member of the family.

The Duchess of Cambridge was also the only royal to have been invited, aside from Prince Philip.

Other reports have also revealed how the Queen made sure Kate was given lessons on how to act as a royal wife.

Family tree: Beatrice and Eugenie were pushed down the pecking order after Kate married William

Family tree: Beatrice and Eugenie were pushed down the pecking order after Kate married William (Image: Express Newspapers)

Speaking during the Amazon Prime documentary, ‘Kate Middleton: Working Class to Windsor’, royal reporter Ashley Pearson explained how the Duchess was instructed to adapt to royal life.

She said: “From the beginning, Kate Middleton had a great deal of support from the Royal Family, which was really instructed by the Queen.

“This was to make sure she knew as much as she could possibly know and what to do in every situation — bearing in mind, of course, that she didn’t grow up in this world.”

The Firm: The Queen was thought to be delighted to welcome Kate into the family

The Firm: The Queen was thought to be delighted to welcome Kate into the family (Image: GETTY)

By contrast, Beatrice and Eugenie found themselves further removed from the Royal Family’s core as they grew older.

Ms Ostler said: “Their father sometimes takes up the cudgels on their behalf — for example, when they lost their paid-for royal protection officers.

“But while the Queen is too old to make a fuss or rock the boat, Charles remains determined to have a smaller task force, namely himself, his own offspring and their families.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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