Family Loyalty or Friendship with Prince Harry
Princess Eugenie finds herself navigating a sea of royal tensions as the Royal Family rallies in response to the ongoing controversy surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Guided by King Charles and his advisors, key family members, known as the "Top Ten," have been advised to demonstrate a unified front, underscoring the monarchy's unity and resilience in the face of the challenges presented by the Sussex situation.
A well-informed source revealed, “The Sussex situation is beginning to eclipse all of the Royal Family's endeavors, and they've grown weary of it. Discussions were held in late October to strategize the best approach, with the only viable solution being to close ranks and exhibit their unity. Division, in this case, is non-negotiable.”
The "Top Ten" is an exclusive circle encompassing both working royal members and individuals of utmost importance by virtue of their birthright.
This group includes King Charles and Queen Camilla, the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, the Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
However, this collective push for unity has thrust Princess Eugenie into a challenging position. Her enduring bond with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, despite her attempts to regain her standing within the family, may conflict with the Royal Family's firm strategy to counter external threats.
The source added: "Eugenie has been gradually regaining the family’s favor recently, and she doesn't want anything to risk that, but she remains close to both Harry and Meghan. She's somewhat conflicted on how to manage the situation, but it has reached a point where she must choose between the future of her family and maintaining a close relationship with those intent on undermining it.”
While the Sussexes have traditionally been part of significant family events, the ongoing situation has deepened the existing fissure. The source highlighted the potential repercussions: "If they [the Sussexes] persist with their antics, they will find themselves in complete and utter exile. Consider how the royals have gradually phased out other family members to safeguard the institution.”
The longstanding tensions within the Royal Family were thrust into the spotlight this week when Prince Harry and his family were conspicuously absent from the guest list for King Charles' 75th birthday celebrations.