More Zara and Mike Tindall, Please: Junior Royals Are 'Very Popular' and Could Fill Gaps in Senior Roles

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Zara and Mike Tindall are popular 'junior royals.'

Jan. 31 2024, Published 5:51 p.m. ET

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The British monarchy is having a "working royal crisis" in how several senior members, such as King Charles III and Kate, Princess of Wales, are out of commission.

Due to less than a handful of monarchy members fulfilling engagements, royal expert Angela Levin told an outlet: "My own view is that he [the King] could have Zara, who is the daughter of Princess Anne, because she and her husband Mike, who comes also from an ordinary background but fits in beautifully with the royal family. He could do it very well."

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Zara Tindall shares a laugh with a guest at the Cheltenham Festival Trials — January 27, 2024.

"They're very popular, they're very nice, they're jolly, they're honorable, [and] they're loyal to all the royal family. So he could do that," she added. "I think he's trying to save the country money, but it might not be worthwhile. My heart sank when I heard that he was going to hospital. Because the thought of having Harry sort of sign papers and make decisions is too much, it's too much for anyone. It was just too much."

If reports are to be believed, the monarch is "mulling over" what junior royals to bring into the fold, or rather to just let the Crown float in quiet limbo until both he and Catherine are recovered.

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Queen Camilla, Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh and Princess Anne, are the only senior working royals as of late January 2024.

"He didn't know he was going to be unwell or that Catherine would too, he didn't have that in mind. But I think it's also very, very difficult to choose who he would have. He's got his sister, Princess Anne, who's always there, works hard, incredibly hard, and only does slightly less engagements than him," the author observed.

Levin continued: "That's been terrific as well because they just get on with things, Sophie and Edward. But then you come to whether he should have his other brothers and children and Prince Andrew's daughters, and that's very difficult because you don't know whether they, who are quite friendly with Harry, would maybe leak something or whether it would be awkward because of the problems that Prince Andrew is still having."

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Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are said to be 'eager' to become taxpayer-funded working royals.

Other analysts feel that no junior royals are going to be invited into the "working" fold by the King.

"It is difficult to see major roles for Prince Andrew's daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. That is not because they are not willing, they are nice people and good ambassadors for this country," royal commentator Michael Cole shared. "He [King Charles] wants to concentrate on the direct line of succession, from him to Prince William and then Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis."

Cole continued: "That is how he wants it. But the King deliberately wants to concentrate on the main line of succession."

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King Charles III's reign has a lack of senior royals on the front lines of representation.

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GBN interviewed Levin.

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