Eugenie and Beatrice poised to take on more royal duties and help embattled Queen

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Royal commentator Daniela Elser claimed the row over the new BBC documentary The Princes and the Press could make things “even more awkward” if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex return to the UK for the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee next June. The two-part programme looks at Prince William and Harry’s relationship with the press, and has sparked a furious statement from the royals.

Ms Elser suggested Harry’s cousins Beatrice and Eugenie could act as “royal buffers” on Buckingham Palace’s balcony if Harry and Meghan do take part.

Writing for, Ms Elser said: “Here’s hoping that Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and their collection of questionable fascinators stand poised to do their bit to act as royal buffers on the balcony.

“Queen and country could be about to desperately need them.”

It has previously been speculated that Eugenie could act as a peacemaker between the Sussexes and the royals.

The Princess is understood to be close to Harry and Meghan.

Eugenie was friends with Meghan before she met Harry.

And Eugenie lives at the couple’s former Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage, with her husband Jack Brooksbank and their son August.

A source previously told the Telegraph: “Eugenie knows them better than any of the Royals in a way.

“She was there from the beginning.”

However royal author Phil Dampier has claimed tensions between the Sussexes and the Royal Family are “too big” for Eugenie to repair.

Speaking in August, he told the Sun: “I personally don’t think there’s much Eugenie can do at the moment to heal the rift.

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“I think the rift is too deep for her to play a major role in healing it.”

Speculation is high over whether Meghan and Harry will make an appearance in Britain for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

A series of celebrations are planned over a four-day bank holiday weekend, including Trooping the Colour to mark the Queen’s official birthday. 

The Sussexes are living in California after quitting royal duties last year.

Harry has returned to the UK twice since moving to America – for Prince Philip’s funeral in April and the unveiling of a Princess Diana statue in July.

Meghan and Harry made a series of explosive claims about the monarchy in their Oprah Winfrey interview earlier this year.

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