Prince Andrew stepped down from his royal duties last month, after his widely-criticised BBC Newsnight interview in which he addressed his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The Duke's daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie have been dealing with the aftermath of the “car-crash” interview, with various reports suggesting that Beatrice was in a meeting that helped sign off on the sit-down with Emily Maitlis, but also that she tried to talk her father out of doing it. Podcast Pod Save the Queen is hosted by Ann Gripper and features the Daily Mirror’s royal editor Russell Myers.
In the latest episode, Mr Myers spoke about the royal resignation and how Beatrice and Eugenie have been affected.
Mr Myers said: “All the senior members of the Royal Family will be there – major deal in the royal calendar.
“Andrew will be banned from all of these events.”
Mr Myers went on to address speculation that Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie could step in to take over Prince Andrew’s duties.
Princess Eugenie, Prince Andrew and Princess Beatrice (Image: Getty)
Prince Andrew spoke to the BBC's Emily Maitlis (Image: BBC)
He said: “It was put to me that Andrew was potentially putting out that he would be willing to step back from his patronages and charities if the girls were allowed [them].”
Ms Gripper asked: “So they might take some of his patronages on?"
Mr Myers went on: “But to be honest, they are non-working members of the Royal Family.
“It definitely doesn’t fit in with how Charles and William see it.
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“Charles certainly wants a more streamlined Royal Family so I can’t see that they’ll sort of, sub him off and bring in these two.
“I don’t think that would go down well with the public, either.
“They agree with Charles’ MO of having a more streamlined Royal Family in the future.”