Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could cut off Princess Beatrice’s wedding as they prepare to resign as senior royals, a friend has claimed.
The duke and duchess of Sussex start a new life with son Archie in Canada and will stop working royals on March 31.
It is not yet clear which future royal functions they will possibly attend, but on Friday Harry and Meghan issued a statement announcing that they would stop using the word ‘royal’ in their branding after the spring.
They complained that the palace treats them differently from other family members and a royal source claims that this is a reference to small royals such as Beatrice and Eugenie.
The apparent excavation of the cousins suggests that the tensions between the Sussexes and the Yorks are increasing and that Harry and Meghan may not be attending Princess Beatrice’s wedding on May 29 in St James Palace.
Princess Beatrice of York and her fiancée Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi arrive for the wedding ceremony of Prince Napoleon Countess Arco-Zinneberg in the Saint-Louis-des-Invalides Cathedral at the Invalides National Hotel in Paris on October 19, 2019
A friend told The Telegraph: “Of course Harry and Meghan are invited, but it is up to them whether they choose to be present.”
“The problem with Harry and Meghan is that they think they are bigger than the institution. It is such a shame that it ended that way. “
The princesses, daughters of the queen’s second son, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, are currently not considered to be senior working princes because they do not perform full-time duties on behalf of the queen.
Instead, the sisters, who are ninth and tenth in line with the throne, both have a full-time job.
Princess Beatrice, known as Beatrice York in her professional life, studied history and the history of ideas at Goldsmith University before playing a role in private private wealthy companies.
The duke and duchess of Sussex start a new life with son Archie in Canada and will stop working royals on March 31
She also worked as an employee at Sandbridge Capital, a small, consumer-focused private equity company, and as a business development employee at Sony Pictures Television before retiring in 2014.
Meanwhile, Princess Eugenie works as a director for the Hauser & Wirth gallery, established in Mayfair.
The royal, who, like her sister, does not receive any money from the queen, graduated from the University of Newcastle in September 2009 after studying English literature and art history.
After completing her studies, Eugenie moved to New York to work for online auction company Paddle8, before moving back to London in 2015 to start a career at Hauser & Wirth.
The sisters currently attend a handful of royal events every year, including occasionally participating with the queen in one of her annual garden parties in the summer, and an appearance with other royals at Trooping the Color.
It comes after the extraordinary statement on their website that claims that the queen does not own the word royal all over the world after being forced to drop their ‘Sussex Royal’ brand.
The Daily Mail revealed that Buckingham Palace had told Harry and Meghan not to use the name Sussex Royal when they no longer work royals
Harry and Meghan posted a new statement on their own website hours after they announced they would put the word “royal” in their surf after the spring – and they insisted on retaining their HRH titles, although they were not “active” would use.
The statement took a more hostile tone in some sections and said that neither the government nor the queen herself have the word “royal” internationally – but they would nevertheless stop using the title.
The statement said: “Although there is no jurisdiction of The Monarchy or Cabinet Office over the use of the word” Royal “abroad, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to say” Sussex Royal “or any repetition of the word use “Royal” on any territory (within the UK or otherwise) when the transition takes place in the spring of 2020. ”
They also seemed to complain that the palace treats them differently from other family members.
The statement went on: ‘Although there is a precedent for other members of the Royal family to look for work outside the institution, an evaluation period of 12 months has been set for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
“Under the agreement, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex understand that they must withdraw from the royal duties and not perform representative duties on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen.”
A statement from the palace last month stated that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer use their HRH titles.
The statement by Meghan and Harry, however, states that they will retain the prefixes His and Her Royal Highness.
They further claim that the titles will not be used ‘actively’ when the couple are no longer working members of the company.