Loose Women panellist Janet Street-Porter has ripped into Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice during today’s episode of the ITV chat show, claiming that the sisters should not be classed as members of the royal family.
Appearing alongside co-stars Coleen Nolan, Brenda Edwards and Kelle Bryan, Janet and her fellow loose ladies discussed the news that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are spending £2.4 million of public money on renovating Frogmore Cottage.
Feisty journalist Janet wasn’t too fussed over the amount of cash being spent doing up Meghan and Harry’s marital home, saying, “I don’t think it’s much money in the global scheme of running the royal family.”
The 72-year-old media personality then went on to declare to the panel that she would like to see the number of royals reduced, suggesting Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice should be removed from the family.
She said, “I’d like to see the royal family slimmed down so there wasn’t Beatrice and Eugenie and all these other ones, all the peripheral ones.”
When asked if she believes they don’t have the right to be called royal, Janet said: ‘No. Not really. No, they’re royal by bloodline.”
Princess Beatrice, 30, is the eldest daughter of the Queen’s son, Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York.
She is ninth in line to the throne, while her 29-year-old sister, Princess Eugenie is tenth in line.
Janet is renowned for openly voicing her opinions on the royals during Loose Women broadcasts, having previously criticised Prince Harry over claims he snubbed president Donald Trump during his state visit.
“I think he should grow up,” Janet said.
“Isn’t he 30 something? That’s the behaviour of a toddler really. I feel with Prince Harry the tax payer contributes to his upkeep and he should have just been dignified.”