Prince William and Kate Middleton are ‘normalising the lives of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis’ so their youngest ‘doesn’t go down the Duke of York path’ of being a ‘royal hanger-on’, a royal expert has claimed.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 39, are currently living in their London home of Kensington Palace with their children Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Camilla Tominey said while George ‘has his destiny mapped out’ as heir to the throne, the couple were determined to ‘get the balance right’ with their two youngest children.
Suggesting Charlotte and Louis could ‘have their own careers’ away from royal life, she said: ‘[Kate and William] don’t want history to repeat itself and Prince Louis seem like a royal hanger-on and go down the Duke of York path.’
Prince Andrew is currently being sued in New York by Virginia Giuffre. She claims he sexually abused her on three separate occasions when she was 17 — in London, New York and on billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein ‘s Caribbean island.
Andrew, 61, who is not facing any criminal charges, ‘categorically’ denies Ms Giuffre’s claims against him and is thought to be keen to make a return as a working royal.
Prince William and Kate Middleton are ‘normalising the lives of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis’ so their youngest son ‘doesn’t go down the Duke of York path of being a royal hanger-on’, Camilla Tominey explained
Prince Andrew is being sued in New York by Virginia Giuffre. She claims he sexually abused her on three separate occasions when she was 17 — in London, New York and on billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein ‘s Caribbean island
Speaking about likely changes to The Firm moving forward, Camilla explained: ‘A lot of the more minor royals have got careers of their own so they aren’t really being tax payer funded.
‘The extent to which the Cambridges have tried to normalise the lives of their children very much points in the direction of – yes, Prince George has his destiny mapped out but Princess Charlotte and Louis “having their own careers”?’
She continued: ‘They’ve got to get the balance right of what their own children want to do with their lives and their royal commitments.’
Elsewhere in the video interview, Camilla said: ‘We might be seeing fewer royals in the future than we’re used to. But the question is, are there going to be enough royals to go around?
Camilla said while George ‘has his destiny mapped out’ as heir to the throne, the couple were determined to ‘get the balance right’ with their two youngest children (pictured, Louis earlier this year)
‘In the next decade, everything is going to change. And in conjunction with the fact there are going to be fewer royals, is a recalibration of what it means it be a royal.’
‘It’s probably a good idea for when Trooping the Colour happens, for us not to see such a vast array of royals on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. It begs the question, who are all these people and what are they doing?’
She continued: ‘The upper echelons of the monarchy have been depleted – that means there are too few royals to go around.
‘Back in Prince Philip’s day, he was patron of over 800 organisations and a lot would be going to plant a tree and unveil a plaque.
‘Royals like Kate and William are royals doing themes, massive big gesture royal activities like the Earthshot Prize or Early Years.
‘By association, you’ll have fewer royals doing fewer patronages. Equally when Charles succeeds to the throne, what’s going to happen to all the patronages the Queen has?’
The royal expert suggested that Charlotte and Louis could ‘have their own careers’ away from royal life (pictured, Louis with Prince William and Kate)
She said: ‘There is going to be a problem with the idea there is too much work to go around and not enough royals to cover it.’
‘It does make the future of the monarchy kind of uncertain. We’ve got this model that the Queen has been at the head of for all of this time and we all know in the next decade, everything will change.’
It emerged earlier this month that William has branded Andrew a ‘threat’ to the future of the monarchy, as senior members of the Royal Family closed the door on the Duke of York.
The Duke of York has been embroiled in scandal this year due to his friendship with paedophile financer Jeffrey Epstein.
It emerged last week the Metropolitan Police did not speak to Virginia Roberts before dropping its probe into claims she was flown to London by Jeffrey Epstein for sex with Prince Andrew,.
Andrew, who lives at Royal Lodge in Windsor, was photographed behind the wheel of his Range Rover as he broke cover following the latest dramatic development in the case on Sunday night.
The Duke of York, 61, has been embroiled in scandal this year due to his friendship with paedophile financer Jeffrey Epstein and is currently being sued in New York by Virginia Giuffre
Officers had looked at the case again after Ms Roberts lodged in a US lawsuit, including claims of ‘rape in the first degree’. But while detectives spoke to Andrew’s £1,000-an-hour team, they did not speak to Virginia, now known as Virginia Giuffre and living in Australia.
Andrew is facing a civil lawsuit in the US after Miss Roberts accused him of ‘rape in the first degree’, and said she was abused by him in London after a visit to Tramp nightclub in Mayfair. Andrew has always vehemently denied the claims and his legal team is seeking to get the US case thrown out.
The Metropolitan Police had previously examined the allegations by Miss Roberts, now known as Virginia Giuffre, against the Duke but did not open a full investigation, saying the case was a matter for the US authorities.
After the civil lawsuit was filed in New York, Met Commissioner Cressida Dick said she had asked her officers to review the claim, adding: ‘No one is above the law.’
But a Met spokesman said last week: ‘As a matter of procedure, MPS officers reviewed a document released in August 2021 as part of a US civil action. This review has concluded and we are taking no further action.’