King Charles III, who ascended to the throne after the death of his mother Elizabeth II, embarked on his long-running plan to so-called “pruning the monarchy”. He intends to deprive a number of members of the royal family of duties and privileges.
The decision to start with Prince Harry and Prince Andrew is not surprising. The first decided to voluntarily leave London and moved to build a new life in the United States, and the second entered a strong scandal when he was publicly accused of raping a minor.
Both relatives have shaken the reputation of the British monarchy quite a bit. Charles III now intends to change the law governing the activities of his deputies should he suddenly become incapacitated.
“The Duke of York, the Duke of Sussex and Princess Beatrice will be relieved of their duties as official deputies to the sovereign if he falls ill,” according to the Daily Telegraph, cited by tialoto.bg.
Under the Regency Act 1937, the monarch’s consort and four adult pretenders to the throne can be called upon to serve as advisers of state on official affairs. While Elizabeth II was alive, these roles were filled by Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew.
It is noted that King Charles III will change the law at the earliest opportunity and is likely to appoint his sister, Princess Anne, and younger brother, Prince Edward, as his deputies.
At the same time, Prince William and Prince Harry were forced to put their feud behind them for a while. The brothers were united by a common grief – the death of their beloved grandmother Elizabeth II. However, according to insiders, it is extremely difficult for the Duke of Sussex to communicate with William. The forced contact weighs on him.
But still, a source close to Harry stressed that the brothers are “still trying to do their best” to show respect and concern for each other. On September 19, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex together saw off Elizabeth II on her final journey.