Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie will ‘step into Harry and Meghan’s roles’

According to one royal expert

Princess Eugenie and Beatrice

According to expert biographer and The Crown consultant, Robert Lacey, we could be seeing two other members of the royal family stepping into Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s soon-to-be-vacant shoes. The couple recently announced that they’d be ‘stepping down’ from their senior roles as royals and becoming financially independent. Oh, and they’ve also just moved halfway across the world to Canada (where locals are already sweetly looking out for them).

So, with two such high profile names stepping away from the spotlight, there’s an obvious space for two more to step forward – and according to Robert, it could be Princess Beatrice (whose upcoming wedding has been the subject of recent speculation) and Princess Eugenie who are passed the baton.

‘It’s quite clear that one of the consequences is that Beatrice and Eugenie will now be brought forward – if they’re willing to be brought forward,’ Robert told HELLO!. ‘If two go out, two have got to come in, and those two have got to be Beatrice and Eugenie. I’m sure they will step forward and be greatly welcomed. It’s what the family needs as it’s another 15 years before Prince George’s generation steps up. It’s ironic that Harry mentioned his cousins as models of how he wants to be.’

Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie and Beatrice
The royal cousins have always been close (pictured here in 2012) Credit: PASCAL LE SEGRETAIN | GETTY IMAGES

At present, like many other royals, both the princesses have a ‘normal’ full-time job. Beatrice, 31, currently works as the Vice President for Afiniti, a data and software company, and Eugenie, 29, is an art gallery director – alongside their careers, they’ve both long been involved with many charities, much like Meghan and Harry. So they could be a brilliant natural fit for the new positions. But, it’s unclear as to whether they’d actually want to take them at this time.

This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan UK

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