Four Royal women are poised to support King Charles III after Queen’s death


Britain has not had a King for seven decades – and now the most prominent female royals, not least Princess Anne, must help King Charles III readjust.

However, Jonathan Sacerdoti stressed that the 73-year-old had plenty of support to call on, not least from female senior Royals.

Mr Sacerdoti told “In Kate, Princess Anne, Queen Consort Camilla and Sophie Wessex there is a very confident and capable ‘quad’ of women to work with our male Monarch, King Charles III and his male heir, the Prince of Wales, Prince William.

“We are moving from an era where we had the benefit of an extremely loved and very capable female Monarch who was there for almost everybody’s living memory.

King Charles III

King Charles III will get support from a “quad” of Royal women, said Mr Sacerdoti (Image: GETTY)

Kate, Princess of Wales

Kate, Princess of Wales will provide support to both Charles and her husband, Prince William (Image: GETTY)

“So part of that transition will be adapting not just to a new person in the role and a new style, but somebody who’s rather a king than a queen.

“I think that will help have that female side of the family also very active and visible, because I think that’s something that we will miss about the Queen but of course the King can’t reproduce.

“I think that is hopefully one way in which they’ll be able to assist him.”

Princess Anne

Princess Anne is the hardest-working member of the Royal family (Image: GETTY)

Other Royals had on a number of occasions been willing to step in and shoulder some of the burden due the Queen’s advanced age or decreasing health in the latter stages of her reign, he pointed out.

Mr Sacerdoti added: “I also think that was very sensible, because it allowed others further down the line of succession to have a sort of more hands-on apprenticeship if you can call it that, a better experience of learning directly what some of the roles are.

Camilla Charlotte

Camilla arrives at Westminster Abbey with Charlotte last Monday (Image: GETTY)

Kate Camilla Sophie George Charlotte

Kate, Camilla, Sophie, George and Charlotte last Monday (Image: GETTY)

Charles himself had been stood in good stead as a result of the Queen handing him responsibility for the most recent State opening of Parliament, Mr Sacerdoti pointed out.

He continued: “So I think those moments have been very important for everyone should probably continue so I think that we will continue to see them sharing the work.

“Also I think it is only fair to say is coming to the throne himself at an age when most people are retired or thinking about if they’re able to.

“And while he is in good health and appears to have plenty of energy, it’s only reasonable that we respect the fact that he was a grandpa and he may well want to share some of the burden and struggles while having a very full and busy schedule and it may be felt that spreading that is a good idea.

“When it comes to Prince William, the new Prince of Wales King Charles knows full well what it’s like to spend a lifetime almost waiting at the Monarch.

“And I think that he wants his son William to have a rewarding time as The Prince of Wales as I believe he managed to do, he did an awful lot of good work and I think that he will want that for William as well without some of the more awkward moments that he went through as Prince of Wales.

“So I think that it would be sensible to them to share out all of that work and I think those very hardworking members of the Royal Family who’ve been doing that for years now will continue to do so.”

Sophie, Countess of Wessex

Sophie, Countess of Wessex is also seen as a reliable member of the family (Image: GETTY)

Sophie Wessex, Prince Edward’s wife, is renowned for her tireless work for a number of different charities.

Camilla, as Queen Consort, will have a pivotal role providing support of her husband, in much the same way the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother did for George VI, Queen Elizabeth’s father, upon his accession to the throne in 1936.

Kate, as William’s wife and mother to his three children, will have to readjust a new role as Princess of Wales, with her husband now first in line to the throne.


Diana Legacy Header Logo Image
inbox gif

Get Update News In Your Inbox:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Latest Update News Images Videos of British Royal Family

↑ Grab this Headline Animator