Royal snub: Shocking reason Prince Charles could abolish royal titles

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PRINCE CHARLES is known to favour the idea of a ‘slimmed down’ monarchy, so could Charles be planning on removing royal titles from his family members in the future?

Queen Elizabeth II has four children of her own, each of who has gone on to have their own children. As a result the Queen is now a grandmother and great-grandmother to a number of royals, many of whom have been granted their own royal titles. But for the Queen’s eldest son Prince Charles, it is widely believed he will seek to reduce the number of royal titles in the family when he becomes King.

There are currently many working members of the Royal Family.

However, it is thought when Prince Charles ascends the throne the working monarchy will become much smaller.

The number of senior royals could be reduced, which would mean fewer royals completing royal engagements.PROMOTED STORY

Prince Charles and Royal Family

Royal snub: Shocking reason Prince Charles could abolish royal titles (Image: GETTY)

Prince Charles

Prince Charles: In deciding how to run the Royal Family once he becomes King, Charles could decide to follow the lead of other European royal families (Image: GETTY)

The move would also mean fewer members of the Royal Family would be entitled to funding from the Sovereign Grant, which is Government-funded.

In deciding how to run the Royal Family once he becomes King, Charles could decide to follow the lead of other European royal families.

Last year the Swedish royal family made the shocking decision to remove royal titles from many of the King’s grandchildren.

King Carl XVI Gustaf removed royal titles from five of his grandchildren, meaning they no longer hold the title of royal highness.

Prince Charles: The Royal Family at Trooping the Colour

Prince Charles: There are many members of the Royal Family, many of whom are considered working royals (Image: GETTY)

Prince Charles and the Queen

Prince Charles: It is well known Prince Charles is seeking a ‘slimmed-down’ monarchy when he becomes King (Image: GETTY)

These children will not be completing official royal duties in the future, nor will they be entitled to receive the taxpayer funding known as an appanage.

Two of the king’s grandchildren who are directly in-line for the Swedish throne have not been affected by these changes.

So if Prince Charles decided to adapt this model to the British Royal Family, it could see the immediate in-line to the throne retain their titles.

In theory, this would mean Prince George would keep his title as he is an heir to the throne.

However, it could mean any royals born in the future could be born without royal titles.

Although it is not clear whether Prince Charles would remove any titles, many members of the Royal Family already live without any official style.

As the daughter of the Queen, royal titles were not automatically awarded to any of Princess Anne’s children.

Nevertheless, the Queen is said to have offered Anne’s children Zara and Peter royal titles on the occasions of their birth.

Prince Charles and the Royal Family

Prince Charles: If Prince Charles decided to adapt the Swedish royal family model to the British Royal Family, it could see the immediate in-line to the throne retain their titles (Image: GETTY)

However, Anne is said to have declined the Queen’s offer, instead wishing for her children to grow up without the pressures and obligations of being a titled member of the family.

Although the Queen’s son Prince Edward was technically entitled for his children to receive royal titles, the decision was made that his children would be styled as the children of an earl rather than a Prince.

As a result, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex’s children are styled as James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry also welcomed a son last year, Archie Harrison, who has also not been given a royal title.

Source: EXPRESS CO OUK