Prince Charles reportedly wants to downsize the monarchy. As a result, many are wondering what the future of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be when their father ascends the throne. Will they still be part of the celebrations after retiring as senior royals in 2020?
The answer is of course: Yes! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are still family and a royal correspondent has suggested they will join Prince Charles on the balcony of Buckingham Palace when he becomes king.
Christine Ross believes the Prince of Wales would like his son and daughter-in-law to be there for a big group photo, according to the Express. Despite the falling out and other controversies, the Sussexes will continue to be part of the large royal family.
Speaking to Us Weekly’s Royally Us, the former wife of the late Princess Diana said it would never be about the falling out. Instead, it would be about the future of the monarchy.
There is no precedent here because there really hasn’t been a situation in a long time where there was an heir and an heir and an heir, she explained. Ross added that the historic moment the monarchy had Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George placed them at the heart of the family.
So when he becomes king, Prince Charles may want to take a larger group photo with all members of the royal family, including his brothers, uncles and other relatives. Of course, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be there too, if she so chooses.
It has been said time and time again that the future king would like to give the monarchy a new look. He could slim down the empire under his rule, leaving only a handful of senior, working royals like his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, his eldest son and wife, Prince William and Kate Middleton, according to The List.
His brother, Prince Edward, and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex will join the flock. Of course, the well-known hard-working royal, Princess Anne, will also be there.
When this happens, not only will the number of members of the royal family working for the monarchy be reduced. It will also save taxpayers’ money as the company’s non-working royals will not receive any of it.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would also have been conceivable if they had not opted for the monarchy. Royal expert Robert Jobson revealed that this is the future of the royal family and they are now doing a lot more together.