‘Minor’ royals feel shut out by senior members

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‘Minor’ royals feel shut out by senior members

“Minor” royals feel excluded by more senior, and prolific, members of the royal family.

The royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at Trooping the Colour 2018. Source Getty
The royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at Trooping the Colour 2018. Source Getty

That’s according to royal correspondent Camilla Tominey, who says the “streamlining” of the royal family is causing friction within the fold.

An increasing number of duties and public engagements are split between the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker-Bowles, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

As a consequence, Her Majesty’s other three children – Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward – along with Andrew’s daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie and Edward’s wife, Sophie Countess of Wessex, are being given less time in the limelight.

“The Duke of York has always fought vociferously for his daughters [Beatrice and Eugenie] to have a significant role in the family because he has describes them as ‘blood princesses’,” Tominey tells Yahoo UK, during episode five of Yahoo’s ‘The Royal Box’.

Apparently some of the other royals feel shut out because of the attention around Prince Harry and Meghan. Photo Getty
Apparently some of the other royals feel shut out because of the attention around Prince Harry and Meghan. Photo Getty

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“He was very upset when it was suggested that they should not have tax payer funded bodyguards.”

It’s understood that the streamlining of the royal family has been implemented by Prince Charles in response to frequent criticism about how they spend their money.

This was echoed in a poll conducted by YouGov in 2015, which asked voters which royals should be funded by the state.

Of the people asked, 69% said the Queen and Prince Philip should continue to get funding, while 56% said Charles and Camilla should and 59% agreed the Cambridges should.

However, the majority of votes said that the Queen’s children, Peter and Zara Phillips and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie should not be funded.

Meghan’s non-royal family has also created a lot of public interest recently. Source Getty
Meghan’s non-royal family has also created a lot of public interest recently. Source Getty

“There’s an understanding that royals a little bit lower down the pecking order feel excluded by the magnificent seven, or eight,” Tominey explains.

“They feel like they should have a balcony space. The trouble is there’s a public appetite for some more than others.”

Source: au be yahoo com

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