'Impractical' and 'Unwanted': Prince William and King Charles' Even Further 'Slimmed-Down Monarchy' Backfires Amid Princess Anne's Injury

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King Charles wishes to have a 'slimmed-down monarchy.'

Jul. 2 2024, Published 3:38 p.m. ET

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Prince William has reportedly taken King Charles III's "slimmed-down monarchy" initiative to the extreme. But as the next king readies to slim down the Crown even more than his dad, a "severe warning" has been issued by some royal analysts when it comes to trying to alter the foundations of the monarchy.

"The simple truth is that the royal family cannot be whittled down to a precious few without the risk of having it grind to a halt altogether," author Christopher Andersen told an outlet.

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King Charles' slimmed-down Crown falters.

"If either of them starts to wobble, the whole thing can come crashing down," he added. "At the moment, Kate is at her most vulnerable. The ground beneath Kate is shifting in major ways. Only time can tell if she can stand strong."

Charles III's lambasted slimmed-down monarchy is making headlines again thanks to Princess Anne's "concerning" injuries at her home on 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 dished.

"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."

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Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022.

During the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, the iconic monarch was said to have known about and "accepted" her heir's wish to slim the royal roster — once her final breath made him King.

"For over 70 years, the Windsors had longevity on their side—almost to a ridiculous extent." Andersen pointed out. "Queen Elizabeth lived to be 96, and her husband Prince Philip was 99, the longest-living royal male in history [when he died]. The Queen Mother was downing her favorite gin and Dubonnets right up until the end at the astounding age of 101. There seemed to be no need for redundancy, with senior royals seeming practically immortal, and three generations of future monarchs waiting in the wings."

"Her Majesty rolled her eyes and then changed the subject with Prince Charles as he was then," a former palace aide shared in 2023 about the late Queen's reaction to a slimmed-down monarchy. "He knew without a shadow of a doubt that as long as she lived and reigned, not a single one of his ideas would come about," they continued before concluding: "But that is how it is done — the monarch commands and sets the tone every second of their life."

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Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales, have been hailed as 'the Crown's only hope.'

Prince William will not accede to the British throne until the death of his father.

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His Majesty The King in his coronation photograph, May 6, 2023.

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InStyle reported on Andersen's remarks.

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