King Charles ‘will not move forward with plans for a slimmed-down monarchy’
King Charles III said he would not pursue plans for a slimmed-down monarchy and leave the working kings at 11, sources claim.
His Majesty’s decision is “more conservative” than critics and pundits have speculated after the monarch was expected to streamline the list of working royals.
The 73-year-old king will also pay taxes like his late mother after she received George VI’s tax break agreed by Neville Chamberlin in 1993.
The news comes after the palace said it wants a scaled-down coronation that will have fewer arcane rituals and be significantly shorter than the 1953 ceremony when Queen Elizabeth was crowned.
King Charles III said he would not proceed with plans for a slimmed-down monarchy, leaving the working kings at 11
Sources told the Daily Express that Kate and William may need to increase their workload and take on new jobs
The Princess Royal (pictured) is reportedly known as one of the hardest working royals
Who are the working royals?
Prince William and Kate Middleton, The Prince and Princess of Wales Prince Edward, Duke of Kent Prince Edward and Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex Prince Richard and Birgitte, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester
Data shows the former Prince of Wales has paid £5.8million in income tax after receiving £23million from the Duchy of Cornwall’s estate in 2021.
Close advisers believe that with fewer generations of working royals, the family will need to scale back their 3,500 annual engagements.
Aides discuss what will happen to charities that attract thousands of pounds through royal representation and visits.
A senior royal source told the Daily Express: “These are things that are all being looked at as part of a wider review at this time.”
Sources told the newspaper that Kate and William may need to increase their workload and take on new jobs.
But Kate has made it clear that she would rather take care of her own children than expand the family’s portfolio.
The departure of Harry and Megan and Prince Andrew has put even more strain on the group’s ability to meet all of their commitments.
However, there are no plans to bring the late Queen’s cousins back into the fold and complete some of the outstanding duties.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex bid farewell to the Queen during her state funeral at Westminster Abbey last month
The late Queen accompanied by Prince Edward, Duke of Kent on the balcony of Buckingham Palace
The departure of Harry and Meghan (pictured) has raised issues, and the departure of Prince Andrew made matters even more difficult.
King Charles ‘plans royal family’s biggest ever world tour to begin his reign’: Monarch ‘will visit Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean in a two-year blitz to bolster support for the crown’, echoing Commonwealth The Queen’s Tour of 1953B
By Alistair Lockhart
King Charles III will embark on the royal family’s biggest world tour in history to mark the beginning of his reign.
The King will visit Australia, New Zealand and several Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean.
The monarch is reportedly planning various domestic and international trips himself, leaving Queen Consort Camilla to her personal projects at home.
A two-year world tour will introduce the new king to the world and “extend out a hand of friendship and support”, according to royal sources.
King Charles has been able to visit as many nations as Queen Elizabeth did in the 1970s, when she toured 52 Commonwealth countries and 21 others to celebrate her Silver Jubilee.
Buckingham Palace is reportedly considering trips to Australia and Canada “as soon as possible”. The king is also excited to visit at least a dozen other nations where he is the monarch.
The King and Queen Consort (pictured in Waitangi, New Zealand in 2019) will embark on the biggest royal tour of all time
Charles, then Prince of Wales, takes part in the traditional Mexican clog dance in Campeche in November 2014
The royal couple attend a reception in the small Caribbean nation of St Kitts and Nevis in 2019
Charles and Camilla arrive at Staubles Bay in Trinidad and Tobago in March 2008 as part of a royal tour of the Caribbean
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visit Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1965. The Queen made hundreds of royal trips during her historic reign
The King has toured dozens of Commonwealth countries over the years, including in Australia in 1983 with Princess Diana
Diana, Princess of Wales and Charles stand in front of Ayers Rock in central Australia during their 1983 tour
William and Catherine, the Prince and Princess of Wales, will have a more prominent role in the new monarchy. Pictured: The couple in Jamaica earlier this year
As Prince of Wales he has already visited 45 of the 56 countries of the Commonwealth – many of them several times.
The king is reported to be “very aware” that many of the Caribbean countries will be considering becoming republics during his visits.
Charles and Camilla could make their first state visit to South Africa as early as next month while preparations are made for their arrival.
A royal insider said, according to The Mirror: “The King and his family are keen to get off to a flying start in these crucial early months and years of his reign.
“He definitely wants to carry on his late mother’s long-held mantra of being seen to believe and is keen to meet as many people as possible.”
The Foreign Office is also said to be planning to send the royal couple to European countries like France and Germany to help build ties in the post-Brexit era.
The King and Queen Consort was originally scheduled to visit France next month but this has been pushed back to 2023.
Government officials in New South Wales this week unveiled plans for a “highly-anticipated” royal tour in 2024, beginning with the 200 Spring 2023.
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla will visit dozens of countries inside and outside the Commonwealth over the next two years
The royal couple next to the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt during their 2021 tour of the Middle East
Charles and Camilla attend celebrations in the Indian village of Artiya in 2006 on another royal visit
The Prince and Princess of Wales are also said to be preparing to take on a bigger support role as the royal family adjusts to life without the Queen.
William and Kate will be visiting the United States in the coming weeks to participate in the Williams Earthshot Prize environmental program.
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