According to reports, King Charles III. asked Parliament for permission to appoint Princess Anne and Prince Edward as Councilors of State, as the other two members, Prince Andrew and Prince Harry, are no longer in royal service. Allegedly, this move has something to do with Prince William and Kate Middleton.
King Charles’ request for a change in the law is said to be related to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s trip to the United States. When the Prince and Princess of Wales leave, there is no one to stand in for the monarch should he ever fall ill or be unable to perform his royal duties.
The royal correspondent of Daily ExpressRichard Palmer, said it was interesting to see His Majesty writing to Parliament on his birthday to get the law changed as soon as possible.
This can only mean that the addition is an important matter that needs to be dealt with quickly. Royal Round Up moderator Pandora Forsyth added the king knows he must enforce this.
In a statement signed by King Charles himself, he asked for the Councils of State to be expanded to ensure the continued efficiency of public affairs should he be unavailable.
Palmer claimed one factor may be the departure of Prince William and Kate Middleton to the United States later this month. God forbid that if anything happens to the head of the kingdom, the Duke of Cornwall will have to cut his visit short and return to Britain.
But if there will be two more Councilors of State, the heir to the throne can ask them to step in. The Council of State currently consists of five members; one is the monarch’s wife, Camilla, the queen consort, and the other four are the next heirs to the throne over the age of 21, Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince Andrew and Princess Beatrice.
The Council of State dilemma has reportedly existed since the late Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and has remained unresolved. Sources claimed that despite the scandal surrounding Prince Andrew and Prince Harry’s departure from the US, there will be no change to the Regency Act.
Public debate and pressure to resolve this issue was compounded when Her Majesty tested positive for COVID-19 and eventually became infirm. he
However, after the death of the Queen and the accession of King Charles, he immediately addressed the issue. This could mean that Prince Andrew will not be able to return to public life, while Prince Harry will remain on the sidelines after stepping down as senior royal and staying in the US.