Princess Beatrice is making a major step up after King Charles becomes the new monarch following Queen Elizabeth's passing. Prince William and Prince Harry's cousin just received a new senior royal role.
Princess Beatrice Receives New Major Role Under King Charles' Reign
Queen Elizabeth's death brought a lot of changes in the monarchy, especially in the titles of the members of the royal family. King Charles is the new monarch, and Prince William and Kate Middleton are the new Prince and Princess of Wales.
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson's eldest daughter also received a major role due to the changes. She has become a Counsellor of State, Cosmopolitan reported.
Princess Eugenie's sister is now one of the four people who are able to act on behalf of King Charles. Her new duties include partaking in Privy Council meetings, signing documents and receiving credentials of new ambassadors.
The Counsellors of State would step in for the monarch when he is unable to carry out his duties due to "illness or absence abroad." Princess Beatrice will be prepared for the said role under Prince Charles' reign.
Princess Beatrice Joins Prince Harry, Prince William And Prince Andrew's Role
Why was the new role given to Princess Beatrice and not other senior royals? Apparently, the responsibility has fallen to her because she is the highest candidate in the line of succession who is over the age of 21 years old. At present, the eldest Princess of York is ninth in the order of inheriting the throne.
Before Queen Elizabeth's death, the four Counsellors of State were her two sons, Prince Charles and Prince Andrew and the new king's two children, Prince William and Prince Harry.
Since Charles stepped into his new position as the reigning monarch, he vacated a seat that needed to be filled. That was why a new Counsellor of State had to be appointed.
Stay tuned for more news and updates about Princess Beatrice and other members of the royal family.