Prince Charles has been ready to take the throne for quite some time, but it seems like he still has a long ways to go.
“Prince Charles has been in the very uncomfortable position for many years as the king-in-waiting, waiting for his mother to die," relationship expert Neil Wilkie said. “It may not happen for quite a few years to come, and if he does become king then he’s not going to have a very long shot before he passes on and it goes to William.”
On the other hand, Princess Anne — Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's only daughter — has kept to herself over the years.
“If you look at Princess Anne, she has taken on the fact that she can never be queen anyway, but she is a royal and a hard-working diligent royal who generally rows the line and is a nice person to the rest of the world and works hard and is a great representative for the royal family," Wilkie noted. “If you look at the other relatives, Prince Andrew hasn’t exactly been a shining example."
“So, fundamentally a dysfunctional family and the normal ones are fairly rare, and Princess Anne I guess I would classify as fairly normal," he added. “The rest are really weighed down by tradition, expectations, media interest.”
Charles is not King just yet, but he already has a plan for what he wants the monarchy to look like.
"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," expert Angela Levin shared on talkRADIO. "I imagine that might be when Harry and Meghan are ditched from being members of the royal family."
"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."