Charles III wants to prevent Harry and Andrew from securing his temporary

The list of people who could replace the British sovereign is expected to be expanded to include Princess Anne and Prince Edward, his sister and brother.

Charles III is preparing to change British law to prevent retired royals Princes Harry and Andrew from taking over when he is ill or abroad, local media reported on Thursday (Oct 27).

According to a 1937 law, the monarch can be replaced for certain tasks, such as signing official documents during his absence, by his husband or wife and by the first four adults in the line of succession.

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Fallen princes

For Charles, they are Queen Consort Camilla, her sons William and Harry, her brother Andrew and her niece Beatrice. But Harry walked away from the royal family and moved to the US after tensions with his brother and father. Prince Andrew was stripped of any role in “Royalfollowing allegations of sexual assault. Beatrice, Andrew’s eldest daughter, is not a member.”activeof the royal family.

In order to prevent one of the two fallen princes from acting as the king – especially when he travels with Camilla and William is also abroad – the list of people who can replace him, according to several media, should be expanded to include the princess Anne and Prince Edward, sister and brother of Charles III. This fix makes it possible to not use Harry and Andrew without formally banning them.

“Necessary Arrangements”

According to Telegramcould there be a change in the law”in the coming weeks” and constitutes “a logical stepahead of Charles and Camilla’s planned overseas trips in 2023. Buckingham Palace did not respond, but the subject was raised in the House of Lords on Monday, with MP Stephen Benn wondering if he was “no time to argue with the king about a change“of the law.

Or is the situation suitable for the government“with a prince”who left public life” and another “who left the countryยป? “The government will always examine the necessary arrangementsreplied the Conservative Lord Nicholas True, emphasizing that the accession of a monarch was a good opportunity to re-study the text.

In the meantimeunion council memberscan perform most of the sovereign’s official duties (signing documents, receiving ambassadors, holding meetings). Prior to Elizabeth II’s death in September, Charles stood in for her on several occasions, including during the very solemn Speech from the Throne to Parliament in May.

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