Prince Andrew’s Statement About Beatrice And Eugenie’s Future Husband Is Now More Relevant Than Ever

He addressed whether or not their future-husbands would get royal titles...

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by Rebecca Cope |
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Remember back when Prince Harry and Prince William issued statements about Harry's relationship with Meghan Markle? It was back in the pre-royal wedding days of 2016, when the pair defended Meghan against a 'wave of abuse and harassment'.

Shortly after, Prince Andrew took his turn to comment on media speculation about his daughters, and his -at the time seemingly turbulent- relationship with his older brother, Prince Charles.

Report speculated that the younger Prince has fallen out with the heir to the throne over his treatment of his two daughters with Sarah Ferguson, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, who he wants to have a more active 'royal' role.

'As a father, my wish for my daughters is for them to be modern working young women, who happen to be Members of the Royal Family, and I am delighted to see them building their careers,' he said. 'Whilst I appreciate, as granddaughters of the Queen, there is considerable interest in my daughters, I cannot continue to stand by and have the media speculate on their futures based on my purported interventions, which are completely made up and an invention.'

He also addressed the reports that he is requesting Earldoms for any future husbands of his daughters, clarifyinfg: 'It is a complete fabrication to suggest I have asked for any future husbands of the Princesses to have titles.'

Given Eugenie is set to marry Jack Brooksbank in a matter of days, his comments answer many questions popping up in wake of the ceremony on Friday. With media speculation about the size of Princess Eugenie's wedding, whether it's getting enough attention fit for a princess, whether there's competition between their wedding and Harry and Meghan's, his statement essentially telling the media to butt out feels more relevant than ever.

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