Royal Family News: Queen Elizabeth Favors Prince Andrew Over Prince Charles, Prefers Princesses

Family matters sometimes involve clashes and conflicts and indeed the Royal Family is no exception. For one, an issue between Prince Charles and Prince Andrew has been going around for years. The rift between the two sons of Queen Elizabeth is said to have started when the security protection for Prince Andrew’s daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie were withdrawn for the reason that it costs €500,000 a year. Moreover, the only “blood princesses” are not part of the inner Royal Family circle and thus not receiving allowance from the British monarchy’s private income, Privy Purse.

Recent news however claims that Queen Elizabeth II is actually siding with her younger son in this issue and wants her beloved granddaughters back in the official roster of Royal Family. An article from Express UK reported that the 90-year old queen wants Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie to have more roles since she doesn’t think five people (herself, Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry, and Kate Middleton) can effectively carry the many duties of the Royal Family.

In fact, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is said to be part-time royals since the two are busy with their marriage and family life. Since Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie continue to accompany their grandmother, the longest-running monarch in official events despite not being a member of the Royal Circle makes them deserving to gain official roles back.

ASCOT, ENGLAND – JUNE 18: Princess Eugenie attends day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2013 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse)

Yet a report from Inquisitr claims that Prince Charles is against it, as the heir to the throne wants the Royal Family to be a tight small circle. This is probably the reason why her mother, Queen Elizabeth II had to intervene for Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

Do you think Queen Elizabeth is right in siding with Prince Andrew? Do Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie actually deserves more attention that, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton?

It’s a conundrum that has torn the Royal family apart; should Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie be allowed to work as taxpayer-funded royals, much like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry? This question has reportedly left the Queen’s two sons, Princes Charles and Andrew, at loggerheads.

(FILES) – Picture taken 25 September 1995 in Paris of Claude Pompidou (C), widow of former French President Georges Pompidou, flanked by the princess of Walls Lady Diana (L) and French president Jacques Chirac’s wife Bernadette (R), arriving for the inauguration of an exhibition. Claude Pompidou, 94, died early 03 July 2007 at her home in Paris, according to the Claude-Pompidou foundation. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

We reported earlier this week that the Duke of York, 56, wrote a letter to his mother demanding that his daughters – who receive no public funding – should carry out full-time royal duties supported by the Sovereign Grant, aka the people’s purse.

It also requested that Beatrice, 28, and Eugenie, 26, be granted better accommodation at Kensington Palace – because they are currently tolerating “small” apartments at St James’ Palace. “Oh, the audacity!” some may snivel.

The Queen is said to have been “stunned” by her son’s proposition and left it to her private secretary Christopher Geidt to sort out. He subsequently raised the issue with Prince Charles – who immediately rejected the idea.

The future king’s unwillingness to wrap his nieces in gold-plated cotton wool has allegedly fuelled a rift between the brothers. Charles – whose two sons enjoy the benefits of working as full-time royals – is plotting to carve out a more “streamlined” monarchy.

Condemned as “selfish” in many people’s eyes, Charles isn’t afraid of looking like the villain. Let’s face it, he’s spent the best part of his life as one of the country’s least liked people over the Princess Diana dramas. Not even Voldemort has endured such public wrath. As with his other siblings, Princess Anne and Prince Edward, the heir to the throne has experienced a loving, yet often-tempestuous relationship with his brother Andrew over the years.

Many stories of a feud have emerged in the past, including Charles’ 66th birthday celebrations in 2015 when he and wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, held a party in the grand dining room at Buckingham Palace with close friends and family. At the other end of the palace, Prince Andrew spent the evening sharing a low-key supper with a friend in his private residence. Relations between the brothers have been strained for some time, and the fact that Charles did not extend Andrew an invitation did not come as a surprise to friends and courtiers.

While Anne and Edward haven’t been too vociferous about their royal statuses, and have not demanded royal titles for their children, Andrew has demonstrated an intense desire for more. He has been envious, possibly, of the fiefdom granted to Charles in his endless opportunities as heir – allowing him to finance a parallel “court” and see his two sons Prince William, 34, and Prince Harry, 32, enjoy the freedoms, success and money of being working royals. Andrew simply wants the same for himself and his children. Is that too much to ask, Ma’am?

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