While Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are the Queen's grandchildren just like Prince William and Prince Harry, unlike the brothers, they've never been "working royals." Meaning, these two don't spend their time showing up at royal engagements on behalf of Her Majesty. And while the assumption has typically been that this decision was made to streamline the royal family, apparently Princess Beatrice doesn't exactly want to be a working royal.
According to royal reporter Richard Palmer via The Express, Beatrice once said that she wanted to do something else with her life other than be a working member of the royal family.
"I remember Beatrice saying to me, and to a couple of other royal correspondents, 'I want to do something else with my life, other than ribbon cutting.' I think they made their decision years ago. The way it was presented at the time, which was roughly, sort of, when they were preparing to leave university, was that they didn't want to [be senior members]."
Richard also explained that Beatrice and Eugenie "want to use what public support they have to do good for others" and that they are already "involved with various charitable [organizations]."
So...what about their future in the monarchy once Prince Charles is King? Don't expect things to change. As Richard put it, "I just don't see any future role for them, at all."
Guess we'll see what happens once Prince Charles ascends the throne....
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