A few days after they fell into some trouble with Queen Elizabeth, it appears Prince William and Kate Middleton are dealing with family issues once again. According to a royal expert, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are reportedly upset with the royal family’s decision to exclude their father, Prince Andrew, from official royal events – and it was Cambridge and Prince Charles who were in the heat.
While Prince Andrew has been removed from public royal life since 2020 when his relationship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein came back into question, Prince Charles and William are allegedly the most senior royals against his reintegration in the public eye. And according to royal commentator Neil Sean, this situation is putting a strain on the York sisters’ relationship with Cambridge.
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“There is one big royal family crash story that has largely remained under the radar, and it involves Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge, and William’s father, Prince Charles,” said Sean. “According to very good sources, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice seem to be struggling to stay friendly with Prince William, Catherine and Charles.”
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Sean continued: “It stems from the deal orchestrated by William, the Queen, and Prince Charles to remove their father Prince Andrew from royal duties after his disgrace in recent years. The fusion between the two families has been difficult. Prince William and Charles are doing this for the good of the monarchy.”
Neil added that members of the royal family are “reading the mood that Andrew should permanently retire from public life” while stressing that the York sisters’ relationship with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle further complicates matters.
Although the sisters’ relationship with the Sussex family may make things more difficult, it also helps ease tensions. According to a separate royal expert, Richard Fitzwilliams, “The York sisters’ good relations with Harry and Meghan are very beneficial to the monarchy.” He continued, “It may be a relief that we do not know any details, but it is better if the differences are calmly healed.”