Princes Charles and Philip are reportedly planning a summit meeting for the coming weeks. It is a plan designed in conjunction with the Queen to determine the role of each member of the Royal Family in the future. Recall that the Duke of Edinburgh left, leaving behind hundreds of patronages. Add to this the departure of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as well as the withdrawal of Prince Andrew. This decreases the number of family members still in office.
Sources at the Telegraph said official and personal duties could not be separated. Remember that the 15 members of the royal family currently participate in more than 3,000 missions each year. “The question is whether we first decide how many patronages and commitments there should be, then whether we determine the number of people needed to carry them out, or whether we decide on the how many people there should be, which will dictate how many commitments and patronages they can take on, “a source told the newspaper.
“The succession of Harry and Meghan”
It is undoubtedly the Prince of Wales, 72, who will lead the discussion. After all, these decisions are going to have a direct impact when he takes the throne. Of course, the Duke of Cambridge will make an equally significant contribution. Also according to the sources, the younger brother of Prince Charles, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, should take over from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Note all the same that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex fulfilled 588 functions in 2019. Not to mention the fact that Princes Andrew, Philip and Harry had patronages and military titles that must be claimed as well.
Princes Charles and William © Agence