How Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie avoid ‘embarrassing’ the Royal Family with committed ‘self-sufficiency’

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are determined to protect the Royal Family's public standing, according to a royal insider

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie avoid ‘embarrassing’ the Royal Family with ‘self-sufficiency’
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Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are determined not to 'embarrass' the Queen by proving their 'self-sufficiency' to the public, a royal insider has revealed. 

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are keen to 'pull their weight' as the Queen's grandchildren and prove their 'own value to society', a royal expert has revealed. 

The first cousins of Prince William and Prince Harry are helping to protect the British monarchy's reputation in the aftershock of its most recent scandals, according to British journalist Jonathan Sacerdoti. 

While technically not considered 'working royals', it's widely believed that Beatrice, 33, and Eugenie, 32, play a vital role in preserving the Royal Family's public standing with their busy schedule of philanthropic work. The York duo holds multiple patronages to various nonprofits between them, including Street Child, Teenage Cancer Trust, the Berkshire Community Foundation, and the Big Cat Sanctuary.

Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Easter Day service

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice walking in front of Prince William and Kate Middleton 

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In addition to these commitments, they have also carved out their own individual careers in the financial and creative fields. Princess Beatrice holds the lofty title of Vice President of Partnerships and Strategy at Afiniti, a multinational data company, while Princess Eugenie works as an Associate Art Director for a London art gallery, Hauser & Wirth. 

“I think an important part of the Royal Family maintaining its support among the nation is that it's seen to pull its weight," Sacerdoti told The expert insight comes a few months after Beatrice and Eugenie's father, Prince Andrew, was stripped of his military honors and patronages and ostracized from Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations over allegations of sex abuse.

“Both in the working Royal Family and for those who are outside it, to pull their weight in a way that that doesn't embarrass the family - that does show their own value to society and their own interest in some level of self-sufficiency and what-have-you. So I think that that's the case with them.

"And I think that they, generally speaking, Beatrice and Eugenie, do seem to keep that balance quite well."

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.