Royal sources have reported today that Their Royal Highnesses Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie Of York are to represent the UK in Germany as trade ambassadors on a year-long promotion.
On Thursday, The Queen’s granddaughters will kick off their tour by driving a Mini [car] from Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to the British Embassy in the city.
They will continue their first joint overseas engagement on Friday with a visit to Hanover, the home of their royal ancestors, to promote British brands.
Interestingly, they will not be subsidised by the Government. The Princesses’ father, the Duke of York will be personally paying the Princesses’ expenses. He, before retiring in 2011 was trade envoy for the United Kingdom. In the end he gave the role up for personal reasons. He became known as ‘AirMiles Andy’ for his expensive travel regime.
Many people have been pushing for a stronger role in the Royal Family for the Duke’s daughters, Princess Beatrice, 24 and Princess Eugenie 22 – before they were engaged with educational studies, but now, in search of new careers, they begin to take on royal duties.
This will be the first overseas engagement for the Princesses, who have performed homeland engagements on behalf of their father and The Queen before.