Good morning all! This past weekend, Camilla Tominey had a piece in the Express reporting that Prince Andrew and Prince Charles are at odds again over the status of the York sisters.
Andrew, according to Tominey, wrote the Queen insisting that his girls be given full-time royal status.
The row escalated after Andrew, 56, wrote to his mother demanding that Beatrice and Eugenie carry out full-time royal duties supported by the Sovereign Grant – the public purse which funds the Royals’ work. The letter, originally drafted by the Duke’s private secretary and “gatekeeper” Amanda Thirsk, complained that the princesses were in danger of being overshadowed by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry when Charles becomes king.
Families being what they are, and I know most of us have this experience, this story does not seem all that far-fetched to me. I am surprised that Andrew has kept the drumbeat up over the years, though. I think it is pretty clear that the Queen, and perhaps more importantly, Prince Charles, are not going to budge on this one.
It is interesting that this report makes direct reference to Kate and the Cambridges, though. There is no getting around the fact that Kate and her little family have and will continue to eclipse the Yorks, and indeed, really all other members of the BRF, particularly after the immensely popular monarch inevitably passes away.
Andrew is fighting a losing battle, if this report is true. Let me know what you think of this latest story! Is it recycled news, or is Andrew still angling? You can read the entire article here.