4:55 p.m., November 15, 2022
King Charles III sidelines Prince Harry. The new monarch of the United Kingdom has indeed launched a procedure so that neither his son Harry nor his brother Prince Andrew can replace him in the event of inability to fulfill his royal responsibilities. The son of Elizabeth II wants his sister Anne and his other younger brother Edward to be able to perform this function.
A decision that has people talking in the UK. The king Charles III has officially launched a procedure so that neither his son Prince Harry nor his brother Prince Andrew can replace him in the event of his inability to fulfill his royal responsibilities. The son of Queen Elizabeth II, who succeeded her after her death on September 8, has asked the British Parliament to change the law to increase the number of “Counselors of State”, State Councilors.
The “Counsellors of State” can replace the king when needed
Both Prince Andrew and Prince Harry have “Counselors of State” status. According to the Regency Act of 1937 and the Regency Act of 1953, the “Counsellors of State” are in effect the first four persons in the order of succession to the throne, over the age of 21. Queen Consort Camilla, Prince William and Princess Beatrice are therefore also “Counsellors of State”. The Councilors of State are the only members of the royal family who can replace the king if necessary.
Charles III wants his sister Anne and brother Edward to be “Counsellors of State”
But, prince andrew has been sidelined from the royal family since revelations about his involvement in the Epstein case. And, Prince Harry has meanwhile decided to take flight by leaving Buckingham to settle in the United States with his wife Meghan Markle. Two months after his accession to the throne, Charles III wants to change the law so that his sister, Princess Anne, and his younger brother Prince Edward can once again become “Counselors of State”. They have both already had this role with their mother Elizabeth II. But, they lost their place in the order of succession following the new royal births.
Charles’ request is a way of sidelining his son Harry and his other brother Andrew, without formally excluding them from the “Counsellors of State”.