Time for a change. Now that Prince Philip has been laid to rest, his eldest son, Prince Charles, want to tweak a few things within the royal family, claims royal biographer Angela Levin.
To start, Charles is eager to trim the fat surrounding his big brood.
"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," Levin shared on talkRADIO. "I imagine that might be when Harry and Meghan are ditched from being members of the Royal family."
Of course, Harry and Meghan stepped down from their royal roles last year, but Queen Elizabeth II has yet to make any drastic changes to the family's protocols since then.
"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," explained Levin. "But he wants change and I think he will do that."
The author noted that Charles will also fill his father's shoes by accompanying his mother to more royal outings.
"It's said she's going to be there opening Parliament on May 11th and Prince Charles will be accompanying her," she continued.
"I think although she wants to do her duties she will step back, even more, it'll be quite hard to come back after the pandemic and all the isolation," Levin pointed out, adding that despite her wishes, she will "not want to fight" Charles on his requests.
"In fact, she will be grateful for him to be taking over in making, I imagine, quite big decisions on behalf of the royal family," she concluded.
Charles has stepped up over the past few months while Philip was hospitalized, and it was reported that prior to his death, the Duke of Edinburgh had a "heartfelt" talk with his son, allegedly asking him to take care of Elizabeth once he's gone.