With Meghan Markle and Prince Harry actively looking towards establishing a new base in Canada, building the foundations for a fresh start away from the royal family, it begs the question as to who will replace the couple in their former roles as senior members of the royal family.
But according Robert Lacey, the expert biographer and historian for The Crown, it could very well be Queen Elizabeth's granddaughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
"It’s quite clear that one of the consequences [of Meghan and Harry stepping down] is that Beatrice and Eugenie will now be brought forward - if they’re willing to be brought forward," Lacey explained to Hello! magazine. "If two go out, two have got to come in, and those two have got to be Beatrice and Eugenie. I’m sure they will step forward and be greatly welcomed."
He continued, "It’s what the family needs as it’s another 15-years before Prince George’s generation steps up."
Both Princess Beatrice and Eugenie balance full-time hold regular jobs with their royal duties. Where Beatrice holds the position of Vice President for data and software company, Afiniti, Eugenie works as an art gallery director for Hauser & Wirth in London.
Having only just a reached an agreement regarding Meghan and Harry's future, Buckingham Palace are yet to either confirm or deny such speculation. Nonetheless, seeing the princess sisters step up to more prominent roles within the royal family would no doubt be a move that would be more than welcomed.