When Prince Charles takes the throne one day, it looks like there won't be many people invited, including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
"It will be a slimmed-down Monarchy on display throughout," a source told the Mail on Sunday. "I wouldn't be surprised to see just Charles and Camilla, Kate and William and their children on the Buckingham Palace balcony afterwards."
According to the insider, the ceremony will be "shorter, sooner, smaller, less expensive and more representative of different community groups and faiths."
The number of guests will be limited to 2,000 and will be "far cheaper" than Queen Elizabeth's ceremony, which cost about $2 million.
It's no surprise that Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth's eldest son wants to make some changes when he becomes King.
"There's this sense that he wants a slimmed down monarchy to make sure that everybody is doing their bit and [there are] no so-called hangers-on," royal expert Camilla Tominey said. “So, I think this is basically Charles’ attempt to basically look like he’s inherited his mother’s habit for being frugal; turning off light switches and being green, generally being good value for money. Therefore I think there’s a sense of trying to make that as smooth as possible and trying to create a monarchy that’s fit for the future.”
Expert Angela Levin also echoed similar words — especially now that Harry, 37, and Meghan 40, are no longer senior members of the royal family. "Prince Charles has wanted for a very long time to cut the monarchy down to save costs and to make people be worth the money that they got from the taxpayer. I imagine that might be when Harry and Meghan are ditched from being members of the royal family," she said.
"I think the outer edge, which the Queen has wanted to keep together for a very long time for sentimental reasons ... which at her age she didn't really particularly want change, which I think is understandable," she added. "But he wants change and I think he will do that."