According to a new report from PageSix, Harry and Meghan’s royal duties post-Megxit could be assigned to Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, if the two are interested.
Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie spoke at a charity event, WE Day in the UK March 2018.
PageSix reports Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie could easily step up to the plate and take on some of the responsibilities previously looked after by their cousin Prince Harry — if they choose to.
Royal biographer and “The Crown” consultant Robert Lacey told Hello! magazine on Monday that the daughters of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew could take on more prominent members of royal family following “Megxit.”
“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,” said Lacey.
“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.”
Currently, both princesses have regular full-time jobs that they balance with their royal duties, Harper’s Bazaar reported. Beatrice, 31, works as the vice president at data and software company Afiniti. Meanwhile, her sister Eugenie, 29, is an art gallery director.
Royal expert Phil Dampier previously shared that Sophie, Countess of Wessex would be the ideal royal to step up and take over after Harry and his wife Meghan Markle announced they were taking “a step back” as senior royals.
Sophie, 55, is the wife of Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II.
“With Harry and Meghan off the scene and Andrew taking a back seat because of the Epstein scandal, [the royal family is] becoming seriously under-staffed,” Dampier told UK’s Daily Mail. “Prince Philip is retired at 98, the queen is nearly 94 and Charles and Camilla are in their 70s.”
Dampier also noted that Princess Anne turns 70 this year and the queen’s cousins are in their 80s.
“Prince Edward has kept a very low profile in recent years but his wife, Sophie, has become a star in her own right,” he continued. “She is very close to Her Majesty and is a favorite of hers. Recently she has been on several overseas trips and done fantastically well. Now that her children are a bit older I think there could be a great role for her to play.”
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