Prince Andrew and Sarah Fergusons’ daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, are close to their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. Despite that closeness, however, the Duke of York is reportedly concerned about what would happen by the time his older brother, Prince Charles, ascends the throne.

Prince Andrew’s fears come from the fact that Prince Charles wants a more streamlined royal family. For instance, only Her Majesty, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry were part in several major events in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012.

Naturally, the sidelined members of the royal family were displeased. “It did cause some ill-feeling among some members of the extended family, including Prince Andrew, who was particularly upset not to have been included,” author Katie Nicholl wrote in “Harry: Life, Loss, And Love,” which was published in 2017.

But Prince Andrew’s fears go beyond not being invited to major events, especially for his daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. “He believes his daughters are being overshadowed by William, Kate, and Harry and it will get worse as Prince George and Princess Charlotte get older,” Nicholl added. “He fears that they will be totally sidelined when the Queen dies.”

And this will likely happen with Prince Charles at the helm of the monarchy. “When Charles ascends the throne — which he will do despite all the talk to the contrary — he’d like the Royal Family to be streamlined; he wants a smaller, more cost-effective monarchy,” American journalist Edward Klein said.

Previously, Prince Andrew wanted his daughters to continue to receive funding from the royal coffers. “Andrew has made a tremendous effort to keep Beatrice and Eugenie close to the Queen in order to assure their future as fully paid-up members of the Firm, as the Royal Family is called,” the journalist revealed.

“In addition to their status as royal highnesses, Andrew has always wanted them to have around-the-clock security and the rank of working royals,” Klein said but added that Charles is not likely to give his assent to Andrew’s demands. “But if Charles has his way, the girls will be thrown off the royal payroll and have to fend for themselves.”

Andrew’s fears did indeed happen in 2012, when his daughters no longer received funds from the Sovereign Grant. Aside from that, they no longer have police protection, which started to be implemented in 2011.

Unfortunately, there’s no indication at the moment that Beatrice and Eugenie’s status might change in the future. Thankfully, both sisters have jobs of their own. Eugenie is an Associate Art Director in a London art gallery, while Beatrice works at Afiniti, a US-based tech firm.

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie attend the traditional Easter Sunday church service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, on March 27, 2016, in Windsor, England. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images