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Two New Royal Faces Could Step In to Take Over Responsibilities Vacated by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

By Zachary Holt

With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle abdicating their titles and subsequently relinquishing their duties as senior members of the royal family, a void is left in who will take those responsibilities. As it stands, it seems that Prince William and Kate Middleton are up to their necks in duties, so taking on the ones left from Prince Harry and Markle doesn't seem feasible at this current moment. However, someone must step up and assist the family. According to royal experts, there are two names that could very well do that.

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Royal Biographer, Robert Lacey, Think Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie Could Take on Responsibilities

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Robert Lacey, a royal biographer, and consultant to the hit Netflix show, The Crown, spoke to Hello! Magazine and gave his thoughts on the two people within the royal family that could step up and take on the responsibilities vacated by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle following the 'Megxit' fiasco. The two that Lacey says are in line to take on those duties? Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Prince Andrews' daughters. According to the expert, they are perfectly in line to handle those responsibilities.

'If Two Go Out, Two Have Got to Come In, and Those Two Have Got to Be Beatrice and Eugenie'

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Speaking to Hello! Magazine, Lacey shared, "It’s quite clear that one of the consequences is that Beatrice and Eugenie will now be brought forward — if they’re willing to be brought forward," referring to the exit of Prince Harry and Markle.

"If two go out, two have got to come in, and those two have got to be Beatrice and Eugenie," the expert continued. "I’m sure they will step forward and be greatly welcomed. It’s what the family needs as it’s another 15 years before Prince George’s generation steps up. It’s ironic that Harry mentioned his cousins as models of how he wants to be."

Both Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie Currently Have Full-Time Jobs

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The only problem right now is both princesses not only have some minor duties within the royal family, but they also both maintain full-time jobs. For Princess Beatrice, she works as a vice president at a data and software company called Afiniti. As for Beatrice's sister, Princess Eugene, she's an art gallery director.

While Lacey believes that the two princesses would be up to the task of taking on the responsibilities, another royal expert, Phil Dampier has someone else in mind: Sophie, Countess of Wessex, the wife of Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth II's youngest son.

Phil Dampier Believes Sophie, Countess of Wessex Is More Prepared For Job

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Dampier explained to the United Kingdom's Daily Mail why Sophie would be ideal for the role. "With Harry and Meghan off the scene and Andrew taking a back seat because of the Epstein scandal, [the royal family is] becoming seriously under-staffed,” Dampier explained. “Prince Philip is retired at 98, the queen is nearly 94 and Charles and Camilla are in their 70s."

"Prince Edward has kept a very low profile in recent years but his wife, Sophie, has become a star in her own right," he continued. "She is very close to Her Majesty and is a favorite of hers. Recently she has been on several overseas trips and done fantastically well. Now that her children are a bit older I think there could be a great role for her to play."

As for who actually is given those responsibilities following Prince Harry and Meghan's exit, we'll just have to wait and see.

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