Prince Charles ‘intervened’ to strip Princess Beatrice and Eugenie of their security, leaving Prince Andrew very ‘angry’
Prince Charles reportedly ‘intervened’ believing they were unlikely to become working royals...
Prince Charles was reportedly involved in the decision to strip Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie of their security in a move that’s said to have left their father Prince Andrew “angry”.
- Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie lost their taxpayer-funded police security back in 2011, supposedly after their uncle the Prince of Wales intervened.
- His younger brother the Duke of York is said to have been furious at the decision and even wrote to the Queen about the issue.
- This royal news comes as it’s revealed that Kate Middleton and Prince William could move to Windsor to be closer to the Queen.
Prince Charles is the highest in the royal line of succession and is often understood to be involved in important decisions affecting the Royal Family. He is said to have been involved in stripping Prince Andrew of his royal patronages and military honors, no doubt leaving many wondering what is a royal patronage and what will happen to his now? Reports have claimed the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William are “furious” with the Duke of York and he now defends Virginia Giuffre’s civil case against him as a “private citizen” having vehemently denied the accusations against him.
Prince Charles’ influence when it came to Prince Andrew losing his honors has not been confirmed. Although it’s not the first time his intervention has supposedly affected the royal status of the York family. Back in 2011, his nieces Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie lost their around-the-clock police protection, reportedly leaving Prince Andrew very “angry” indeed…
Two of the Queen’s children, Princess Anne and Prince Edward, are understood to only have police protection when carrying out royal duties. While Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton, who are working royals, are understood to have costly 24-hour security. This is something that several of the Queen’s grandchildren once had, including Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
However, this all changed when the decision was made to strip the York sisters of their taxpayer-funded security during a debate about funding. As reported by The Mirror, royal expert Richard Kay opened up on the Channel 5 documentary, Beatrice and Eugenie: Pampered Princesses? about the way Beatrice was supposedly protected 24 hours a day while traveling during her gap year.
“She was sort of flitting from country to country as most middle class young people do who take gap years. But, of course, she was accompanied by police bodyguards,” Kay told viewers. “That meant that we the taxpayers were paying for policemen to accompany her to the fleshpots of the world.”
Prince Charles then reportedly stepped in, believing that his nieces were unlikely to become working royals and as such didn’t need this level of security.
Royal expert Angela Levin claimed, “Prince Charles decided that as they were not likely to be very senior royals, that this was too much for the public to pay, so he stopped that.
“Prince Andrew was so angry that he wrote a note to the Queen,” she went on to allege. "He said he wanted them to be considered as proper royals. He did not want the protection officers to leave them.”
Despite the Duke of York’s supposed anger, however, it’s understood that the stripping of security for the York sisters was upheld.
They are not the only ones to lose it, however, as when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle “stepped back” they lost theirs. This has now led Prince Harry to express fears that he's “not safe” in the UK as he takes action over a lack of protection ahead of his predicted return for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.
Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.
70s home decor trends are back and we're here for it, especially with the new modern twist
Interior designers and stylists share how to embrace the 70s home decor trends in style for 2023
By Charlotte Duck • Published
Affordable swimwear styles that will make you look and feel great this summer
Get trending looks for less, with the best cheap swimsuits that look far fancier than their price tag
By Jess Beech • Published
Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could still stay at Frogmore Cottage for the coronation amid new occupant reports
Prince Harry and Meghan could still stay at Frogmore Cottage for a heartfelt reason as it's claimed Princess Eugenie has made it her home
By Emma Shacklock • Published
The sweet but subtle way Princess Eugenie will play a part in Queen Elizabeth's favorite summer event this year
Princess Eugenie will have a special role in the Chelsea Flower Show after visiting a charity for patients with spinal injuries in London
By Emma Dooney • Published
The royal rule that means George, Charlotte and Louis have different surnames to Archie and Lilibet
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis don't share the same name as their cousins, Archie and Lilibet
By Naomi Bartram • Published
The subtle detail in Frogmore Cottage's kitchen that hinted Meghan and Harry knew it wasn't their forever home
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been asked to vacate Frogmore Cottage after leaving behind the Windsor residence for a new life in the US
By Emma Dooney • Published
Sarah Ferguson throws her support behind 'poor' Prince Andrew as she details how recent 'hard times' have taken a toll on her ex-husband
Sarah Ferguson supports Prince Andrew, revealing advice from Queen, and why 'no one likes a grumpy princess' in candid interview
By Aoife Hanna • Published
Sarah Ferguson says Queen's corgis 'bark at nothing' as they sense late monarch 'passing by'
The Queen's corgis 'bark at nothing', according to Sarah Ferguson
By Robyn Morris • Published
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to lose keys to Frogmore Cottage as King Charles offers surprising royal the home
Harry and Meghan's lease reportedly revoked in upset that may be last straw - but they're not the only ones said to be furious
By Aoife Hanna • Published
You'll never guess the surprising item Kate Middleton and King Charles have in common
Kate Middleton and King Charles appear to have a particular item in common
By Caitlin Elliott • Published