Royal Family Feud is now in round two. As previously reported in Inquisitr, Prince Andrew recently penned a sharply worded letter to his mother, Queen Elizabeth, requesting that his two daughters, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice be put back on the royal payroll. Claiming that his two daughters are the only “blood princesses,” Andrew insisted that his two daughters be allowed to have the same perks as Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry. Charles has blocked this from happened. So, what happens when the grandma, the Queen of England interferes?
Just a few days ago, Prince Andrew had appeared to lose the battle against big brother, and the heir to the British crown, Prince Charles. While Charles has appeared to have won the public battle by striking down Andrew’s request to reinstate his daughters in the royal fold, it looks like Queen mum has stepped in, undermining Charles and altering his long-term plans.
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Yes, sources claim that Charles has not issued the final word on the matter. Celebrity Dirty Laundry states that mom, aka Her Royal Majesty, wants the royal benefits to expand, not condense, as Prince Charles has planned. She wants her two granddaughters Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice to have a role in the royal family and once again live the royal life, complete with the perks and obligations befitting fully vested royalty.
“The Queen adores the girls and is keen for them to have some kind of a role. Charles’s vision for a streamlined family is all very well, but how can the Royal Family do everything it currently does with just five players?”
While Prince Charles appears to be economical in his “streamlined” royal family that includes his wife Camilla, his sons Harry and William and of course, Kate Middleton, Queen Elizabeth knows that this small team is not going to be able to handle the cornucopia of social engagements that require the presence of the Windsors.
Princess Anne, only sister of Charles and Andrew, has been considered the busiest and hardest working member of the family. Nicknamed the Princess Royal, the 66-year old has taken over many of her mother’s pet projects. Her endless energy is unmatched in the family. The Queen realizes that there need to be more royals participating in the numerous projects and charities. There is no way that the current team of five can successfully support the Queen’s 600 charities, as well as their own special charities. What better than to have Prince Andrews “blood princesses” out in public?
Also, the Daily Mail previously pointed out that Prince William and Kate Middleton are part-time royals, making a sort of deal with the Queen. Her understanding that allowing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to have a cozy family life with their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, only strengthens the image of the royal family and the important family bond that she had with her parents and sister Margaret.
When they were born, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice were afforded everything that befitted royalty. Until six years ago, the two “blood princesses” were given round-the-clock police protection that cost the taxpayers £500,000 a year. This abruptly stopped. Then, to add insult to injury, both Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice were told that they needed to find employment and support themselves. No one could criticize how the two princesses have managed to find employment. They have also participated in the Queen’s birthday celebration, Royal Ascot, and other such events.
The issue at hand has always been Prince Charles’ fear that the public would want to remove the monarchy when he does finally become king. Charles knows that he is not as popular as his mother nor his son. Charles is considered more extravagant than his mother or his son. His divorce to the late, beloved Princess Diana severely hurt the public’s perception of the prince. Charles fears that if there are more family members on the royal payroll, he will never be king. The extravagant heir to the crown does not appear to comprehend that the public perception will only remain if the royal family is in public, not at exclusive functions.
Perhaps this the very reason why Queen Elizabeth interfered? She understands that a royal family that is active in charity and are symbols of the nation are not going to removed. William, Harry, and Kate cannot do it all. She realizes that adding two blood princesses is a small price to pay for the sake of the country and the royal family.
Do you think that Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie should become part of the royal fold again?
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