Prince Andrew has been forced to deny claims that he and Prince Charles have fallen out over the roles Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie have within the British royal family.
It is understood that the Duke of York raised fears that any children the princessess have could be clashed as commoners. However, Prince Andrew has now penned a letter saying it is a total falsehood to suggest he is demanding that any future husbands who marry his daughters should be given titles.
Prince Andrew released a statement saying that it was wrong to say there had been any split between himself and the Prince of Wales over the princesses and their role.
Prince Andrew wrote: ‘It is a complete fabrication to suggest I have asked for any future husbands of the Princesses to have titles. He wrote: “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 he and his family appreciated opportunities the princesses were given to partake in official royal engagements as did those whose lives they were making a difference to. While he recognised that there was public interest in his girls as the granddaughters of the Queen he said he felt compelled to stand up to address media speculation, which he said was made up.
His stance followed newspaper claims that the Prince was seeking to boost his daughters’ status by asking the Queen to give any future husbands earldoms. If their husbands are not awarded titles, this means that their children will be classed as commoners rather than royalty, the source said. While the title HRH is usually passed onto children born to royal sons, the privilege is not given to daughters.