It is no secret that, unlike the other members of the royal family, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice are not working royals. Prince Charles, reportedly, opted not to make his two nieces work and earn like Prince William and Prince Harry despite Prince Andrew’s request because of the animosity between him and his brother.

Previous reports revealed that Prince Andrew had requested that Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice become full-time royals and have a salary, just like their cousins Prince William and Prince Harry. However, Prince Charles did not grant his request.   

Although Prince Charles and Prince Andrew are not close as siblings, the Prince of Wales' decision with regard to the position of Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice did not have anything to do with their father. The Prince of Wales has declared multiple times his desire to slim down the monarchy when he becomes King, primarily because he believes that the monarchy can stand with only a few working royals.

Since the British monarchy rests upon the money and goodwill of the British citizens, Prince Charles wanted fewer princes, princesses, dukes, and duchesses on the payroll. Also, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice are too far away from the mainline of who would be King. So, making them work for the monarchy and paying them in return would not make much sense.

In the future, the two princesses will become only the nieces and the cousins of the King. Hence, the decision to have them work outside the palace wall than as working royals only adds up.

Prince Charles’ decision may have angered Prince Andrew, but Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice are still princesses and seem to be content with their lives. “They just have to work as their posh jobs and they still enjoy being on the balcony of Buckingham Palace and walking to church on Christmas Day with the other royals,” royal follower Deanna Eppers noted.

Despite not being full-time royals, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice are still granddaughters of Queen Elizabeth and get to enjoy the benefits of being princesses. They are not only always present in almost all royal gatherings, but they are also allowed to live in one of the castles or cottages owned by the monarchy.  

Prince Charles, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York attend day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 17, 2014, in Ascot, England. Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse