Prince Charles is set to cull the monarchy by axing several members after the Queen’s death, it’s been claimed.
It’s thought the future King has been a long-time supporter of slimming down the ranks of the royal family, and now a friend of the family has said Prince Philip also supported the move.
Gyles Brandreth, a friend of the late Duke, told UK newspaper The Express, “One of the interesting things that Prince Philip pointed out to me that in the past the royal family has always been quite small. And when he became Duke of Edinburgh in 1947 it was just the King and the Queen and the two young princesses. And now of course it became this larger thing altogether. But I think that going forward we are going to go back to a much slimmed down (monarchy).”
The broadcaster didn’t hold back his opinion on who he thought would be kept ‘in’ and who would be pushed ‘out’.
Brandreth claimed that six royals will take their places at the head of the family – Prince Charles and wife Camilla, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for the younger generation.
The Duke’s friend noted, “In a sense, it will be a leaner machine going forward and I think the Duke would have quite liked that. Less to talk about, less to gossip about”.
This new, streamlined version of the royal family would see…