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this doesn't have to do with Princess Eugenie, just a general question. from what i can tell, whenever there is a royal wedding in any country other than the UK, it seems Britain is always represented by Prince Edward & his wife. for awhile i thought he was there solely as the Queen's representative, as well as representing them as a family. today, however, i realized that he is one of the godfathers of Prince Nikolai of Denmark. to me, this implies a personal connection between Prince Edward and Prince Joachim (and the Danish royal family in general). obviously they're relatives, but as Prince Nikolai was the first grandchild of Queen Margrethe and Crown Prince Frederik was unmarried & not with a long-term girlfriend at the time, it seems there were many other more obvious choices. the Danish royals are closer as a whole to the Swedish & Norwegian royals, as well as the Dutch, so the choice of Prince Edward seems significant to me. do you know if he is close with the foreign royal families? it seems like all the European royal families are close to each other with the exception of the British, who seem almost in their own little world in that they don't appear to count other royals as close personal friends who they would involve in their private family life. i've always been curious as to why that is, too.
Good on the young Princess. So both sisters will be doing very little work for the crown and more private employment rather.It would be interesting when their Uncle Edward becomes a Duke, if his children will set up to Princes' too.
The royal family needs more working young royals, but it was decided in the 90s that the York princesses would not be working royals. (If the scandals had never happened, the situation would be very different.) Beatrice and Eugenie are not included in the list of adult royals on the British monarchy's website. Edward's kids are technically princess and prince, according to the 1917 Letters Patent, but it was announced at the wedding that they would be styled as children of an earl (and would move to the style of a duke's children, when Edward is eventually created Duke of Edinburgh, which won't happen until Philip is dead and Charles is king.)
Malta. I should add, the two princesses did not have a choice in this matter. Andrew has lobbied, especially for Beatrice, to become an official working royal, but to no avail. Both princesses have their own charities, but their visits are not in the Court Circular.
Michelle, Edward and Sophie are friends with Joachim, relatively close in age, and Joachim and his family have visited Bagshot privately. But Edward is the son of a sovereign, thus of equal rank to the weddings he attends with his wife. Charles much older than the other heirs and their siblings. So Edward and Sophie are the ones who are rep the queen. http://royalmusingsblogspotcom.blogspot.com/2015/07/updated-british-royal-representatives.html
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