Princess Eugenia, 29, occupies the tenth rank of the British throne and Prince Harry’s cousin. Although both Harry and Eugenie are grandsons of the queen, the princess has never been considered a “major royalty.”
This is because Harry is the son of Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, pushing him higher in the line of succession, while Eugenie is the daughter of Prince Andrew, the second son and the third son of the Queen.
With Eugenie further down the line of succession, he has had the opportunity to embrace a more private life out of focus, a life that Harry is now following with his wife Meghan Markle.
Last week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they would resign as “royalty members” in a bomb statement.
Harry and Meghan said they “intend to step back as” elder “members of the Royal Family and work to be financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty the Queen.”
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The couple also said that “they now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America.”
On Monday, the Queen issued a statement saying that she supports “Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family.”
He added that his family “respects and understands his desire to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valuable part of my family.”
The statement also said: “Harry and Meghan have made it clear that they don’t want to depend on public funds in their new lives.
The author wrote in an opinion article for I: “Perhaps the only prominent royals who could take over in the absence of Andrew and Harry are Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
“No one could blame them for their father’s heinous behavior and no one could say that there is too much on his plate, at work, right now.”
However, Eugenie already has a job at the Hauser & Wirth art gallery, where she has been since 2015.
She was promoted to director of the Mayfair gallery in 2017 after having been associate director for two years.
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, he said about his work: “I have loved art since I was very young.
“I knew that I would definitely not be a painter, but I knew that this was the industry for me.
“I love being able to share my passion for art with people.”
Princess Eugenia also performs some royal duties and accompanies the queen to church services.