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Thursday June 20, 2024

Princesses Beatrice, Eugenie miss out on role in King Charles' Trooping the Colour

The annual official birthday parade for King Charles is set for June 15

By Web Desk
May 30, 2024
The two sisters are known to be close to Williams brother, Harry
The two sisters are known to be close to William's brother, Harry

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie will not have a spot on the Buckingham Palace balcony at this year's Trooping the Colour.

The annual official birthday parade for King Charles is set for June 15, and Buckingham Palace has released details of the ceremony. The King, following his doctor's advice after being diagnosed with cancer, will inspect the soldiers from a carriage alongside Queen Camilla, instead of on horseback as is traditional.

Kate Middleton, 42, who is currently undergoing cancer treatment, will not attend the Colonel’s Review, the traditional rehearsal for the Trooping, on June 8.

Royal sources said other members of the Royal Family were expected to attend the main event - but only working members of the Royal Family.

This means there is no place on the palace balcony for Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie - amid a royal expert's claims that Prince Andrew's daughters are being kept "at arm's length" after "pivot towards" Prince Harry in the family feud.

"As his two cousins pivot towards his exiled brother, and with his wife and father incapacitated by illness, William feels increasingly isolated and in the closed hothouse atmosphere of Kensington Palace and Windsor he is bound to feel increasingly paranoid," royal expert and author Tom Quinn tells Mirror. 

"For William it's a question of loyalty – as Beatrice and Eugenie have got closer to Harry William has decided to keep them very much at arm’s length. The two sisters are known to be close to William's brother, Harry, with the Duke of Sussex thinking his cousins can 'sympathise' with him the most."

This has reportedly created " serious concern " at Kensington Palace - the home of the Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince William and Princess Catherine - according to Mr Quinn. 

He said: "There is serious concern at Kensington Palace that Prince Andrew‘s daughters Beatrice and Eugenie are becoming increasingly close to Harry and Meghan. Beatrice and Eugenie are moving across to what one Kensington Palace official described as 'the dark side'."