The royal family might face drastic changes if Queen Elizabeth II passes the crown to Prince Charles.
Hailed as the longest-serving heir apparent in British history, the 71-year-old royal’s plan involves a “slimmed down” monarchy.
Princess Anne might be axed from the “Inner Circle” of the Royal Family
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In an interview with royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams, he explained to Express U.K. that the royal family might undergo full-blown “evolution” once the Prince of Wales becomes the King of England.
Moreover, he also pointed out that the future monarch might focus on key royal family members, including the Cambridges.
Unfortunately, the royal experts predict that Prince Charles’ sister, Princess Anne, is likely to be removed from the “inner circle” of the Royal Family once the plan has been set.
“As far as the inner core, I think it’s perfectly clear that it’s going to be Charles and Camilla, and then William and Kate and their children and eventual spouses.”
Currently, the Princess Royal is the 14th in line to the throne, next to Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex’s children, James, Viscount Severn, and Lady Louise Windsor.
Known as the “hardest-working members of the Royal Family,” Princess Anne holds approximately 300 patronages and carries out hundreds of royal engagements every year.
Furthermore, the royal commentator also warned that the slimmed-down monarchy might have negative implications for the members of the royal family.
“The point is that if you have fewer royals, you will have fewer doing work for charity. There probably will be fewer in the future, whether or not that’s a good thing.”
Back in July, news broke that the heir to the throne plans to “dampen” the royal sense of entitlement among the monarchy members.
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Royal author Nigel Cawthorne revealed to Express U.K. that as Prince Charles modernized the royal family, he wanted to highlight that being a royal with “such privilege comes with great responsibility.”
“Being born as a Windsor is a privilege, but it doesn’t mean that being a certain number in line to the throne means an entitlement to housing and other perks of The Firm.”
With the Prince of Wales “slimmed down” monarchy, it would also mean that those who don’t represent public duties might be stripped of their HRH titles.
The publication also added that this sparked outrage with Prince Andrew. He feared that his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie might lose their royal titles, given that they are not considered full-time working royals.
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