Sarah Ferguson's Domino Effect: Ex-Duchess' 'Inclusion' at Events Is 'Important' for Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie

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Sarah Ferguson's recent royal appearances could be good news for Beatrice and Eugenie.

Jan. 5 2024, Published 6:55 p.m. ET

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Sarah Ferguson surprised many when she appeared with the British royal family at Christmas, and now her reentry into royal life could be good news for Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

"No child should have to listen to explanations about why granny is excluded from family gatherings," royal commentator Jennie Bond told an outlet. "It’s important not only for Beatrice and Eugenie to have their mum as part of the family but also for the grandchildren."

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Sarah, Duchess of York, pictured in the 1990s.

"When Sarah was welcomed into the royal family all those years ago, she struck me as a likable, excitable puppy, so eager to please everyone and so thrilled with her new life," she added. "People loved her for being so natural, so unstuffy and so full of fun. And she has retained that wonderful enthusiasm for life, despite all it throws at her. Fergie has such a relentlessly positive outlook, you just have to admire her."

Bond continued: "She has brought up two lovely daughters, remained fiercely loyal to her ex-husband, and has never said anything negative about any member of the royal family, no matter how she was treated."

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Sarah Ferguson pictured with Prince Andrew at St Mark Magdalene Church on Christmas Day, 2023.

"Sarah made a return to the Sandringham Estate on Christmas Day alongside her ex-husband Prince Andrew and two daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie," the royal expert stated.

Bond further observed how Sarah's reentry on the royal scene is the right decision by sharing: "I think she has earned the right to be included in family occasions, especially those where her daughters are going to be welcomed."

But not everyone feels that adding Beatrice and Eugenie to the royal roster is the best decision.

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Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie will likely not become 'working royals.'

"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.

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Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie pictured with their mother, Sarah Ferguson.

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GBN reported on Bond's comments.

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