Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie

Britain's Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie will drive a Union Jack-branded Mini around the streets of Berlin as they launch the GREAT Britain campaign in Germany.

The sisters - daughters of Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson - will represent the British Government this week as part of a high-profile trade delegation to the country.

The pair will drive an eye-catching and iconic Mini from Brandenburg Gate through Berlin before attending a fashion fair as part of the campaign's launch.

It is one of the sisters' most high-profile official events and while they have no formal role as yet, a spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office indicated the princesses could now be seen more and more on the international stage.

He said: "The princesses are fifth and sixth in line to the throne and are now part of that group of royals who are willing to go out and lend their support to the UK. This is their first official international event but it has been made clear that they are willing to do this in the future which is great news for us.

"They are young, interesting and cool and this particular event has a young, fashionable flavour. We are delighted they are taking part."

According to the Daily Mail newspaper, the girls were asked by the government to take part, but father Andrew is funding the cost of their trip personally and they will be flying out on standard economy tickets.