Moreover, Eugenie and Beatrice’s jobs and finances have reportedly been a point of contention within the Royal Family. Prince Andrew, the father of the girls, apparently wants them to be given taxpayer-funded roles of the sort that Princes William and Harry currently enjoy. Andrew’s brother Prince Charles, however, disagrees. So, it remains to be seen if the sisters will ever be bumped up to “full-time” royals.
Thankfully, that argument seems to have been largely forgotten in the wake of the wedding announcement. In fact, news of the upcoming nuptials was greeted positively, with the Queen, Prince Philip and Prime Minister Theresa May all sending their congratulations.
Along with the announcement, which was made on January 22, came the engagement photos. And just like the images of Harry and Meghan from November 2017, the style was a slight departure from royal engagement photographs of yesteryear. The pair were holding hands, looking into each other’s eyes and generally seeming happy and excited.