When royal fans celebrated Harry and Meghan’s engagement more than two years ago, many predicted the popular prince and his American fiancee would bring a fresh perspective to royal life. But less than two years before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot they shocked the world by moving to Canada and stepping down from royal duties. Now that the crisis has boiled down a bit and details of the “Megzit” deal with the Queen have been released, royal watchers have turned their attention to the empty space left by the Sussexes.
Speculation is mounting that the Queen, 93, will choose another couple to represent the Royal Family in the UK and abroad.
A number of prospective candidates have been touted, including Princess Eugenie, 29, and her husband Jack Brooksbank, 33.
The pair have kept a low profile since marring in St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in October 2018.
While she has never carried out any official royal duties, Prince Andrew’s youngest daughter seems committed to showing the monarchy in a positive light.
Royal fans are speculating that the Queen will pick someone to fill Meghan Markle's royal role (Image: GETTY)
Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, pictured at the palace on Monday (Image: GETTY)
She is a regular face on the Buckingham Palace balcony for celebrations, and joins her grandmother at Sandringham every Christmas.
She also steps out for the annual Royal Ascot festival, mingling with fellow senior royals in the parade ring.
Another possible contender could be Princess Beatrice, 31, and her soon-to-be husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 37.
The eldest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York is due to marry her beau this year in what is expected to be a low-key ceremony.
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The Queen, pictured surrounded by her family on Buckingham Palace balcony (Image: GETTY)