Prince Andrew, the Duke of York’s two daughters, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice have made significant life changes in recent years, with marriages and one baby on the way.
30-year-old Princess Eugenie and her 34-year-old husband, Jack Brooksbank, broke the news of their pregnancy last week on Instagram.
They captioned the picture, “Jack and I are so excited for early 2021…” along with a baby emoji.
According to mom-to-be Eugenie, she wouldn’t consider asking a royal title for her child because she wants her to live ordinary lives.
Reports said that Princess Eugenie thinks a royal title is a “curse.”
An insider told the Telegraph, “Although Andrew was always pushing for them to have more royal responsibilities, all Bea and Eug have ever really wanted is to live their own lives while supporting the Queen when the need arises.”
Though they remain supportive of Prince Andrew and former wife, Sarah Ferguson, they have their own lives and careers.
Princess Eugenie is said to be keen to avoid being dragged into any controversy in the royal family, as well as her sister.
A family friend further told Vanity Fair that royal titles “don’t matter.”
Katie Nicholl, a royal expert, said, “Eugenie knows that a title can be a curse as well as a blessing and she and Jack want their child to live an ordinary life and eventually work to earn a living.”
The sisters, who are ninth and tenth in line to the throne, both have full-time jobs. However, they remain loyal to the Crown.
Princess Beatrice works in finance and consulting. She has worked with Sandbridge and Afiniti, with the latter company she’s currently employed as VP of Partnerships and Strategy.
According to her company bio, “Beatrice is responsible for the management of the strategic Afiniti partnerships as well as company growth through unique initiatives and client development.”
Princess Eugenie pursued a career in the art world. She used to work for an online auction firm before becoming a director at Hauser & Wirth.
Sons and daughters of Queen Elizabeth II, such as Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward, would have royal titles once they are born.
Meanwhile, Princess Anne’s kids do not, because the titles can only be given to the monarch’s grandchildren through sons. Not daughters.
This is according to the Letters Patent issued by King George V in 1917.
The Patent said that the sovereign’s grandchildren could hold Prince or Princess titles.
According to reports, Her Majesty offered Princess Anne, but the Princess Royal declined.
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