King Charles Plans to Cut Prince Harry, Prince Andrew, and Princess Beatrice as Official Stand-Ins

King Charles is changing a royal rule.
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Looks like King Charles is about to make some changes when it comes to the royal family. The Telegraph reports that Charles wants to change a law regarding who can serve as an official stand-in should he be "indisposed."

Some background: Under the 1937 Regency Act, the monarch's spouse (the Queen Consort Camilla, in this case) as well as the four adults next in line to the throne (Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince Andrew, and Princess Beatrice) can be—as The Telegraph puts it—"deployed as counsellors of state on official business."

But Charles wants to change the law so that this rule only applies to working members of the royal family—meaning everyone on this list other than Prince William would no longer be in line to be counsellors of state.

Photo by CHRIS JACKSON / GETTY IMAGES.

Instead, it seems likely that the Earl of Wessex (King Charles' brother, Prince Edward) and the Princess Royal (King Charles' sister, Princess Anne) will fill these roles. Kate Middleton, Prince William's wife, could also find herself included in the line-up.

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How often are monarchs "indisposed"? It doesn't happen often, but it does happen. In fact it recently happened in May, when Charles (then Prince of Wales) and Prince William attended the State Opening of Parliament on behalf of Her Majesty, the late Queen Elizabeth.

From: Cosmopolitan US

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