King Charles III cleans up the royal house.
The UK’s newly anointed monarch is reportedly planning to change the law on who can replace him if he is incapacitated.
“The move would relieve the Duke of York, the Duke of Sussex and Princess Beatrice from their duties as official stand-ins for the sovereign should he be unable to attend,” reports The Daily Telegraph.
Under the Regency Act of 1937, a monarch’s wife—and the four adults in line to the throne—can be summoned as councilor of state for official business.
While Queen Elizabeth II was still alive, those roles were filled by Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew.
Her husband, Prince Philip, also performed as one before his death at the age of 99 in April 2021.
The palace is under pressure to remove both Prince Harry and Prince Andrew from their posts because they are no longer working members of the royal family.
“The King is believed to recognize the absurdity of having a trio of non-working Royals who can step into his shoes when abroad or incapacitated,” the Telegraph noted.
Charles will reportedly have the “law changed as soon as he can”, possibly elevating his sister, Princess Anne, and younger brother, Prince Edward, to the position.
Apparently it’s rare for the Council of State to be summoned, but it happened.
Any changes will have to be approved by the Houses of Parliament.