One element of Prince Charles’ future reign which will differ him enormously from his mother’s will be the number of royals present on the Buckingham Palace balcony during national events.
We are used to seeing the historic balcony full of people at annual events such as Trooping the Colour – but that is all set to change.
Prince Charles has made no secret of his desire to have a ‘slimmed-down’ monarchy, which means that only the principle members of the Royal Family will appear on the balcony, rather than the swathes that we are used to.
As a result, many members of the family, such as the Queen’s second and third cousins, will no longer appear in a public capacity.
Given their links to one of the most historic institutions on earth, it will likely be a saddening prospect for the extended members of the Queen’s family when they are no longer directly associated with it.
But there are other ties that bind them to the Royal Family.
Some of the names of the Queen’s royal relatives are littered with royal connections- despite their distance from the crown and the fact they will never come to the throne.
One royal, the Queen’s first cousin once removed, is Lord Nicholas Windsor. He is the son of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent- the son of the Queen’s uncle, Prince…