King Charles’ delayed setting out monarchy plans: ‘Didn’t want to upset Queen’


The news monarch wants to reduce the size of the Royal Family to make it less expensive and more efficient.

Speaking in 2021, Ms Levin explained that Charles didn’t want to upset his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

She said: “One reason you can’t [know about his plans] is that Prince Charles has loads of plans for changing the monarchy but he doesn’t want to upset the Queen.

“She’s used to things going on for decades and he feels that if he starts talking about it he is wanting her to die, which he does not.

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King Charles: Charles didn’t want to ‘upset’ the Queen (Image: Getty)

“She is happy with things as they are, they have been the same for a very long time.”

Ms Levin added that the Queen had “moved things forward” for the Royal Family, referring to her change to the law before Prince George was born that meant that if Prince William and Kate had a daughter first, she would not lose her place in the line of succession to any younger brother.

The royal expert continued: “She’s still got an electric heater from 1940 I think. These things are leaked so people get some sort of idea what will happen but the main thing is not to upset the Queen.”

Meanwhile, royal financial expert David McLure also discussed the plans for a slimmed-down monarchy at the time.

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King Charles: Queen Margrethe is slimming down the Danish monarchy (Image: Getty)

He added: “He [Charles] has been pushing it for 30 years, and the reason it hasn’t happened is probably the longevity of the Queen.”

The plans have reportedly left just seven working royals – King Charles, the Queen Consort, the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Princess Royal, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

Recent polling has also suggested that the British public support the plans. The Daily Express commissioned a survey recently which found 65 percent of people back a slimmed-down monarchy, with only seven percent against.

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King Charles: There will only be seven working royals (Image: Getty)

Charles also wants to adopt a more frugal approach for his coronation ceremony. A date hasn’t been announced yet, but the King is said to be calling for a cheaper ceremony due to the ongoing cost of living crisis.

A royal source told The Mirror recently: “He has already spoken of his wish to continue his mother’s legacy and this includes continuing to recognise what the people are experiencing day by day.

“The King is very aware of the struggles felt by modern Britons so will see his wishes carried through that although his coronation ceremony should stay right and true to the long-held traditions of the past, it should also be representative of a monarchy in a modern world.”


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