A Bare Bones Royal Throne: King Charles' Streamlined Monarchy Deemed 'Anorexic' as Princess Anne Faces Injuries

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King Charles' slimmed-down Crown falters.

Jun. 26 2024, Published 4:30 p.m. ET

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King Charles III's lambasted slimmed-down monarchy is making headlines again thanks to Princess Anne's "concerning" injuries at her home on Sunday, June 23. Although HRH, long held as Britain's "hardest-working royal," is "fine," her "lengthy recovery" is the last thing Charles III's monarchy needs.

"It will take her a while to get over this" royal expert Caroline Aston told GBN's Mark Dolan.

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Anne, Princess Royal is due to celebrate her 74th birthday on August 15, 2024.

"I think the most serious aspect of this is the slimmed-down working monarchy the King wanted is so slim, it’s pretty anorexic," she pointedly added. "The fates have conspired and that balcony full of royals at Trooping the Colour is rather like a set of bowling skittles, three knocked down now, where do we go next? The bowling ball of late seems to be knocking them out one by one."

In praise of Anne's work ethic, she added: "We forget how old she is, like her mother the Queen, we knew she was elderly, but she was always out there doing things. The same is true for Anne. She is totally no-nonsense like her father, who she resembles a lot in attitude."

HRH herself was not a fan of her brother's desire for a "slimmed-down monarchy," and her views were reportedly "ignored" by the monarch.

"Well, I think the 'slimmed-down' [monarchy] was said in a day when there were a few more people around to make that seem like a justifiable comment," the Princess Royal shared during an interview before Charles III's coronation.

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Princess Anne is said to be experiencing minor memory impairments following her accident on June 23, 2024.

Aston compared the princess to her outspoken father, the late Prince Philip: "He was a no-fuss man, and she is a no-fuss Princess Royal. She will be aching to get out of that hospital bed as soon as it’s considered safe to do so and get back to doing what she has been doing since the diagnosis of her brother. All power to her."

Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Anne's spouse, briefly told reporters that "she’s doing fine, slow but sure," before adding that he had brought her: "Just a few little treats from home."

The Princess Royal continues to recover from her injuries at Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

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King Charles III and Queen Elizabeth II in their official coronation portraits, 2023 and 1953, respectively.

It is believed that the King has envisioned a small unit of working royals during his reign, as far back as the 1990s. Queen Elizabeth II preferred not to "rock the boat" during her record-breaking time on the throne, which allowed the monarchy to operate as it has for hundreds of years. Since each new sovereign gets to shape their era, it is understood that Charles III is fully dedicated to taking a pair of scissors to many aspects of the institution.

Royal traditionalists are not at all happy about these changes, as they feel it diminishes what makes Britain's royal family unique on the world stage. Although the monarch is keeping many elements of pomp and pageantry, he is looking to cut down on how many family members represent the Crown on a full-time basis.

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Princess Anne is expected to make a full recovery.

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