Enough With the Slimmed-Down Monarchy: King Charles' Less Is More Approach to the Royal Family Is a 'Problem'

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King Charles III's official portrait.

Jan. 24 2024, Published 5:41 p.m. ET

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King Charles' "slimmed-down monarchy" is facing criticism in the wake of his and Kate, Princess of Wales' health scares, and ongoing "leaks" within his palaces. With this in mind, the addition of some royals, like Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, would be a "problem," according to royal expert Angela Levin.

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King Charles and Kate, Princess of Wales, will have had surgeries within one week of one another in January 2024.

Levin feels that the York princesses' relationship with Prince Harry could be an issue for many, in addition to the taxpayer funds that would support their engagements as working royals.

Furthermore, His Majesty's decision to only operate with a handful of royals is not being met with the wide-ranging approval the monarch may have hoped for.

"That is the backbone of royalty because that is what makes people in this country feel that the royals are worth having," Lady Colin Campbell dished in September 2023, when discussing all the charity work numerous royal family members contribute to Britain.

However, the King's reported inability to maintain a leak-free press office became apparent when the announcements for his and the Princess of Wales' surgeries came out.

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King Charles III, 75, became Britain's head of state eight years past the age of retirement in the U.K.

"What I've been told is that the King has royal engagements that had to be canceled, so the Palace had to start telling people this was happening," journalist Jack Royston shared when describing the concerns of the palace press office.

January 17 was apparently a chaotic day at the official seat of the British monarchy since the decision to announce Kate, Princess of Wales,' surgery was in tandem with King Charles' health condition as well.

"Once they started telling people privately, they just wanted to get that information out there," Royston added when describing how the dual announcements were a spur-of-the-moment decision. "It's reassuring for the public if it comes from the Palace rather than being leaked by somebody who maybe had a tangential role in a royal visit."

He continued: "If you allow it to come out that way, then everybody panics."

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King Charles III has a problem with 'leaks' at Buckingham Palace's Press Office.

To get ahead of possible leaks, which Prince Harry once claimed are "all too common" at Buckingham Palace, the press office decided to quickly follow Kensington Palace's statement about the Princess of Wales.

"In common with thousands of men each year, the king has sought treatment for an enlarged prostate," the official statement read. "His Majesty’s condition is benign, and he will attend hospital next week for a corrective procedure. The king’s public engagements will be postponed for a short period of recuperation."

Some royal analysts claim that the King himself may have decided to release the statement about his surgery within hours of Kate's to help bring some of the attention away from her. He also made an unprecedented move by announcing his ailment in a bid to encourage men of a similar age to get their prostate checked.

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King Charles III may want to 'rethink' his slimmed-down monarchy approach.

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GBN interviewed Levin.

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