Prince Charles' long-reported desire to cut the acting royal family to a smaller core group of royals has seemingly already been put into action amid his younger brother Prince Andrew's interview with the BBC that resulted in him stepping away from official royal duties.
The Daily Star reported that the future King of England wants to "trim the number of working royals down to a bare minimum," which would include himself, sons Prince William and Prince Harry and their respective wives and children.
"I think the Andrew crisis has definitely strengthened Prince Charles's desire for a slimmed-down monarchy," Royal Central deputy editor Brittani Barger told the outlet. "Prince Andrew is now out of the picture. I don't see him ever undertaking royal duties again, and any hope that his daughters would is now gone. So the process of slimming the monarchy has already begun as we know Charles was pushing his mother to meet with Andrew and have him step back from his royal duties."
"I think when it's all said and done, the monarchy will be Charles and his children and grandchildren," she added.
Editor of Royal Central Charlie Proctor echoed Barger's sentiments, adding that the likes of Princess Anne and the Earl and Countess of Wessex "are some of the hardest working royals," but under Charles' reign, their official duties could be cut off to avoid any other scandal.
"Since the Prince Andrew debacle and the events surrounding his Newsnight interview, I should imagine support for a slimmed-down monarchy have shot up overnight," he said. "For all the positive work royals do in their line of work, it takes only one incident for everything to unravel. Prince Andrew would probably have been sidelined during King Charles’s reign anyhow, but his expulsion from public duties has now been sped up."
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