The British royal court of the 21st century still operates like the 16th century, as King Charles picks and chooses favorites among his family members!
"It is difficult to see major roles for Prince Andrew's daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. That is not because they are not willing, they are nice people and good ambassadors for this country," royal commentator Michael Cole shared.
"He [King Charles] wants to concentrate on the direct line of succession, from him to Prince William and then Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. That is how he wants it. But the King deliberately wants to concentrate on the main line of succession," Cole added. "If that means there will be fewer royal appearances around the country and the Commonwealth, then so be it."
"It's going to be a busy year for the King and Queen. Towards the end of the year, in October, there's the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Samoa in the South Pacific, and the King and Queen will combine that with visits to Australia and New Zealand. I think there should be a visit to Canada during this year because these overseas realms need to see their monarch from time to time," Cole observed when highlighting the Commonwealth-heavy focus of the royal calendar this year.
Still, other royal analysts feel that Beatrice and Eugenie are not the only junior royals worthy of full-time consideration.
"I think it would have been a different situation if Andrew had not been in disgrace, but as it is, I don't think that is likely. There might be the possibility of Lady Louise Windsor [becoming a working royal] once she has finished her studies," royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams told an outlet.
"Certainly, for the moment, it's unlikely that they would be asked to do more. It's simply a matter of gauging public opinion. The Palace is reviewing the patronages, and we'll have to wait for that review before we know anything. It just seems unlikely there's going to be a change for the time being," he continued when summarizing Beatrice and Eugenie's issues in becoming senior royals.
For now, the King's main team of representative royals includes Queen Camilla, William and Kate, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh.
Although numerous royal analysts claim that seven working royals are "nowhere near enough" to adequately represent both Britain and the Commonwealth, the monarch is not budging on this roster. It is expected that within the next decade, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will be "slowly" introduced to royal duties, much in the same way Princes William and Harry were throughout the 2000s.
GBN spoke with Cole and Fitzwilliams.