An 'Uninspiring' Future King? Prince William's 'Dour' Plans for the Crown's Majestic Pageantry Ring Royal Traditionalists Alarm Bells

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The Prince of Wales reportedly wants to shrink the royal family.

Jun. 21 2024, Published 5:12 p.m. ET

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Prince William is reportedly "coming after" the carriages, costumes, music and theater of the monarchy he will one day lead, a royal insider spilled. This led royal expert Richard Eden — who spoke to a friend of the future king recently — to ominously reveal: "what he told me left me worried about the future of the monarchy."

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The royal family at Trooping the Colour 2024.

Eden shared his conversation with the Prince of Wales' pal while examining the "diminished" Buckingham Palace balcony royal appearances at Trooping the Colour since Queen Elizabeth II died.

"When the older members of the family retire, His Royal Highness won't be inviting anyone else to become working royals," Eden added. "It remains to be seen if he will even want his two younger children to be working royals."

The British monarchy is one of only a handful left in the world that still maintains its opulent pomp, pageantry, medieval rituals and centuries-old court etiquette, which Eden suggests could be on its way out. The formerly grand royal courts throughout continental Europe long ago became known as "bicycling monarchies" thanks to efforts by governments to curtail royal grandiosity throughout the 20th century. "They process on bicycles — not in a carriage or Rolls-Royce," a former courtier shared.

"That is what William wants," Eden's source stated. "He sees the small European monarchies as the model for the future."

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Prince Albert purchased Balmoral Castle and its vast land holdings for Queen Victoria in 1852.

King Charles III is also seen as a "modernizing monarch," which is in direct contrast to his late mother's "business as usual" approach to monarchy, which retained all the theater. However, his heir was also predicted by many other insiders and analysts to eventually bring the "drastic" changes to the Crown.

"I think William is wonderful," an ex-palace insider shared in 2021. "He has the character to make an excellent British monarch, but he just doesn't understand what this monarchy is all about, and that is pageantry. Britons want the mystery and bowing and the gold carriages and fairy tale visuals although they will never admit to it (laughs)."

"Look at what happened to Queen Victoria, she disappeared from public view for decades and canceled all royal ceremonies and Britain was on the verge of becoming a republic," they added.

They concluded: "The Prince of Wales (the then-Prince Charles) understands that, but will make small changes."

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King Charles III takes the salute on horseback at his first Trooping the Colour as monarch, June 17, 2023.

Charles III has followed through on his years-long commitment to create a "slimmed-down monarchy," which some analysts say backfired on him early this year when both he and Catherine, Princess of Wales, fell ill.

Prince William will not become monarch until the death of his father.

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His Majesty King William V was immediately Britain and the Commonwealth's new monarch the second his father died.

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Daily Mirror reported on Eden's revelations.

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