King Carlos III is reportedly looking to amend the law on who can act as his official deputy.
King Carlos III is reportedly cleaning the royal house. The UK’s newly anointed monarch apparently plans to amend the law on who can replace him should he become incapacitated. The move would reportedly see the Duke of York, the Duke of Sussex and Princess Beatrice relieved of their duties as official deputies to the sovereign, should he be indisposed, The Daily Telegraph reports. Under the Regency Act of 1937, a monarch’s spouse and all four adults in line for the throne may be called Counselors of State on official business.
While Queen Elizabeth II was still alive, Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew are said to have filled that role. Her partner Prince Philip also acted as one before he passed away aged 99 in April 2021. The Royal Palace has been under pressure to reportedly remove both Prince Harry and Prince Andrew from their duties, as they are no longer working members of the royal family. The King is believed to perceive the incongruity of having a trio of non-working royals ready to step into his shoes assuming he is abroad or incapacitated, the Telegraph noted. King Charles will reportedly change the law as soon as he can, perhaps elevating his sister, Princess Anne, and his younger brother, Prince Edward, to the post.
King Charles III reportedly plans to remove Prince Harry, Prince Andrew and Princess Beatrice as official replacements
King Charles III reportedly wants a law changed regarding who can take the place of Councilors of State, which could spark a dramatic shift within the Royal Family. Prince Harry, Prince Andrew and Princess Beatrice could see their current key roles within the monarchy eliminated if King Charles III goes ahead with his alleged plan to amend a law. Despite not being working royals, the two dukes and princess are now seen as three of the five Councilors of State that the new monarch can depend on to carry out constitutional duties in the event of the monarch’s illness or absence. country.
This is because, under the Regency Act of 1937, the spouse of the monarch and the four adults over the age of 21 next in line to the throne become Councilors who can substitute for the sovereign in official functions, such as attending Privy Council meetings, sign routine documents. files and obtain the credentials of the new ambassadors in the United Kingdom. However, the Telegraph reported that King Charles III wants the law to be changed so that the top working members of the Firm can become Directors, a move that would strip Andrew, Harry and Beatrice of the title. The King is believed, according to the report, to recognize the dislocation of having three royals not working in a position that could actually see them carrying out constitutional duties.
No doubt some commentators have approached Buckingham Palace in the past few months to ask for an adjustment to the law that can only be enacted by the Houses of Parliament, to see Andrew and Harry relieved of the role of Counsellor. It is reported that Charles is likely to act quickly in taking steps to change the law. An amended law would likely see Prince Edward and Princess Anne, two prominent working royals, promoted to the position of King’s Counsel. While the Duke and Duchess of York and Sussex were already advisors to Queen Elizabeth II at the time, along with Prince William and the former Prince of Wales, Charles’s ascension to the throne also saw Queen Camilla and Beatrice take office.