Princess Beatrice Reportedly Cancels Engagement Party Amid Backlash Over Prince Andrew Scandal

Lawrence Kim
December 12, 2019

Since then, he had already stepped down from his royal duties.

Princess Beatrice is feeling the fallout from revelations that her father, Prince Andrew, was connected to Jeffrey Epstein, according to a new report.

Princess pre-sent his friends invitations for the party planned in a London restaurant Chiltern Firehouse on December 18.

"She had to change the date of her engagement party at the restaurant because of fears there will be too many photographers outside looking for her father, Prince Andrew", a source told The Mail.

Concerns had also reportedly been raised about using such a high-profile venue given the current situation her family is facing. So, the couple chose to change the date in order for Andrew to "sneak in under the radar". One of Epstein's victims claims she was ordered to have sex with Andrew when she was 17.

According to the British publication, Prince Andrew's disgrace has affected his daughter's wedding plans.

"It has become clear to me in recent days that the circumstance related to my previous association with Jeffrey Epstein has become an important disruption to my family's work and the valuable work that is carried out in the many organizations and charities that I am proud to support.", Read part of his official statement.

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo are said to be spending Christmas apart but will reunite for New Year.

Noting that he asked his mother, Queen Elizabeth, if he might "step back from public duties for the foreseeable future", Andrew revealed that Her Royal Highness gave her son her permission for him to step down.

A source close to Princess Eugene and Princess Beatrice told Us Weekly magazine the sisters are quite upset with their father.

While his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson has publicly supported the Prince, his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie have remained silent.

The British media heiress, who has been repeatedly accused of procuring young girls for her pedophile ex, may already be in talks with a major USA network, according to The Sun.

Royal expert Katie Nicholl told ET that the decision to have Andrew step down from his royal duties must have been especially hard for his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

According to the Daily Mail, the holdup is because royal family members haven't yet agreed on a venue.

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