Princess Beatrice heartbreak: Shocking reason Bea can't take over from Prince Andrew

Princess Beatrice, 31, is the eldest of Prince Andrew, 60, and Sarah Ferguson’s two daughters and while she is a beloved member of the Royal Family she is not a working royal. Prince Andrew was made the Duke of York on his wedding day to Sarah Ferguson, a peerage he will hold onto for life.

Prince Andrew withdrew from public life last year in the wake of a controversial interview about his friendship with dead sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The Duke of York is unlikely to return to royal duties for the foreseeable future but he will hold onto his peerage nonetheless.

The special title Prince Andrew received on his wedding day will not pass on to either of his daughters.

That’s because the law of male primogeniture means hereditary titles can only be passed down between men in the UK.

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She added: “More than anything if we could bring this to an end it sends a very simple but powerful message that nowhere is it OK to treat girls differently, with less importance, than sons.”

Ms Carew Pole believes ‘prejudice against girls’ should be eliminated from every sector of society.

She said: “It doesn’t matter where you are in society, whether you’re a princess is beside the point, prejudice against girls in favour of boys shouldn’t be allowed.

“It is hugely symbolic legislation but Parliament must do as it says and end the last state-sanctioned gender discrimination.”

In the current system, the Queen granddaughters including Lady Louise Windsor, Princess Charlotte and Princess Beatrice are likely to lose out.

The Queen is the longest-reigning monarch in British history and a fine example of female leadership but her female descendants are still at the mercy of a system that favours men over women.



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