“If two go out, two have got to come in, and those two have got to be Beatrice and Eugenie.”
After Harry and Meghan recently announced that they would be stepping down, with the Queen's seal of approval – it’s thought that Princess Beatrice and Eugenie are ready to take on some of the responsibilities previously looked after by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in their roles as senior royals.
Expert biographer and The Crown consultant, Robert Lacey, explained to Hello!: “It’s quite clear that one of the consequences is that Beatrice and Eugenie will now be brought forward- if they’re willing to be brought forward.”
“If two go out, two have got to come in, and those two have got to be Beatrice and Eugenie. I’m sure they will step forward and be greatly welcomed. It’s what the family needs as it’s another 15 years before Prince George’s generation steps up. It’s ironic that Harry mentioned his cousins as models of how he wants to be.”
At present, like many other royals, both the princesses have a "normal" full-time job. Beatrice, 31, currently works as the Vice President for Afiniti, a data and software company, and Eugenie, 29, is an art gallery director – alongside their careers, they've both long been involved with many charities, much like Meghan and Harry.
Lacey’s comments follow the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have decided to step back from their senior roles within the royal family.
The move prompted the Queen to organise a crisis summit regarding the couple’s future roles, where it was decided there would be a “period of transition” which will see the pair living in Canada and the UK.
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