Buckingham Palace is “finalizing plans” to eliminate the prospect Prince Harry or Prince Andrei from participating in state affairs in the absence of King Charles, the report states. Ministers work alongside Firm officials to push through the first constitutional reform of King Charles III’s reign.

According to the Daily Mail’s Robert Hardman, the proposals could go to parliament within weeks, allowing the 73-year-old monarch to “draw on a wider pool of royal surrogates”.

This could include his sister Princess Anne and younger brother Prince Edward.

The proposals have reportedly been under consideration for months and have even received the late Queen’s approval.

Baron Nicholas True, who served as leader of the government in the House of Lords under Liz Truss and is now Rishi Sunak, also suggested that reform could be imminent during his parliamentary response on Monday.

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Current law allows two councilors of state to assume royal duties, including approving most appointments when the monarch is absent.

The Regency Acts of 1937 and 1953 allow the four most senior adults in the line of succession to hold office alongside the monarch’s wife.

That means Queen Camilla, Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince Andrew and Princess Beatrice top the list.

The proposals are reportedly aimed at expanding the King’s powers and could include the Princess Royal and the Earl of Wessex.

The reforms have a certain urgency, as Charles and Camilla may soon go on foreign visits, according to the Daily Mail.

The last time Queen Elizabeth II traveled abroad, during the Commonwealth Summit in Malta in 2015, Harry and Andrew were among those she appointed as state advisers.

However, the Duke of Sussex decided to give up his royal duties, moving with his wife Meghan Markle to California.

Meanwhile, the Duke of York has been removed from public life because of his association with Jeffrey Epstein.


State affairs could be run by Prince William and his cousin Princess Beatrice, although Andrew’s eldest daughter is a private citizen.

Mr Hardman added: “Rather than amending the legislation to exclude any particular individuals, it seems much more sensible to simply extend the powers available to the King.”