Prince Charles plans to ‘dampen a sense of entitlement’ to housing and other perks among minor members of The Firm as he prepares to become king, royal author claims
- Prince Charles, 71, allegedly plans to modernise institution of the monarchy
- Royal author Nigel Cawthorne added wants it’s to be fitting for the 21st century
- Said it may benefit royal members who aren’t keen to live a life in the public eye
Prince Charles plans to ‘dampen a sense of entitlement among royals’ when he becomes king, a royal author has claimed.
Nigel Cawthorne, author of ‘Prince Andrew: Epstein and the Palace,’ has said that the Prince of Wales, 71, hopes to modernise the institution of monarchy so that it’s more apt for the 21st century.
Speaking to The Express, he said: ‘The idea of the monarchy he sees, and in which he seems to be supported by William and, increasingly, it would appear the Queen, is one that suits the 21st century.
‘Like the Windsors’ relatives who reign in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Belgium and Spain, he prefers to dampen a sense of entitlement among royals.’
Royal author Nigel Cawthorne has claimed that Prince Charles, 71, plans to ‘dampen a sense of entitlement among royals’ when he becomes king. Pictured, the royal smiles as he meets key workers from Transport for London, who have worked throughout the COVID-19 outbreak on July 2
The Queen is joined by members of the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Place watch the flypast after the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as she celebrated her official birthday on 8 July 2019
‘Being born as a Windsor is a privilege, but it doesn’t mean that being a certain number in line to throne means an entitlement to housing and other perks of The Firm.
He went on to say that stripping back the royals may also be beneficial to those who aren’t keen to live a life in the public eye.
‘Prince Charles and Prince William have no choice in the matter, and nor will Prince George in due course,’ he pointed out.
But he added that for some, being a royal is both a ‘gift and personal choice.’
The Prince of Wales (bottom left) pictured alongside Camilla, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at Westminster Abbey, London, on 9 March 2020
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall attend a ceremony in Carlton Gardens to commemorate the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s ‘Appel’ speech on June 18, 2020 in London
The heir to the throne has long been reported to want to slim down the royal family, but Andrew’s scandal is believed to have accelerated his plans, The Daily Star has previously reported.
At the time, the Prince of Wales met his father Prince Philip at Sandringham where the pair are believed to have discussed the Queen’s ‘retirement’ in the next 18 months.
Charles could take on a Prince Regent role, which would see him taking over family affairs and the handling of day-to-day business from his mother, 93.
Brittani Barger, deputy editor of Royal Central, added to The Sun: ‘I think the Andrew crisis has definitely strengthened Prince Charles’s desire for a slimmed-down monarchy.
‘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.
‘I think when it’s all said and done, the monarchy will be Charles and his children and grandchildren.’