As Princess Beatrice becomes the focus of many royal watchers with rumours of a possible marriage, she is coming more and more towards the public eye. Although it was always intended she wouldn’t lead a life of royal engagements, we are seeing more and more of her coming to the fore.
Princess Beatrice has recently quit her job working for a finance firm which she held for around a year, taking up the position around mid-2012. The Princess is now interviewing for a new position in a different place, but it raised the question to some media sources of whether she could ever become a full-time royal.
The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice’s father, undertakes many royal engagements in his own right as a full-time member of the Royal Family. Princess Beatrice and her sister on the other hand are pursuing their own careers with only the occasional engagement and new patronage. Beatrice recently became Patron of the York Theatre Royal, a place she visited when on another engagement in York with The Queen for Royal Maundy in 2012.
Both Princess Beatrice and Eugenie occupy a flat at St James’s Palace in London, a residence attached to the Prince of Wales’s residence and also just a stone’s throw away from Buckingham Palace. They still don’t have their own separate offices or staff and their royal business is managed by the Duke of York’s office staff at Buckingham Palace, but the Princesses have stated their keenness to try and make a difference to charities and causes which they support.
As 6th in line to the throne, Princess Beatrice won’t ever really have to worry about the prospect of becoming Queen, but there is a place for her on the royal circuit.
The Prince of Wales has indicated that he intends to slim down the Monarchy when he comes to the throne to make it in keeping with modern times. This has been met with ambivalent feeling from members of the public and also members of the Royal Family. Whether this will happen when he comes to the throne remains to be seen, though it seems clear now though that the Princesses will not become full time royals any time soon.