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Royal Health Crisis: Buckingham Palace Clarifies Roles for Prince Andrew and Prince Harry

Friday, January 19, 2024 • Tamil Comments
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Buckingham Palace has asserted that the health challenges facing the British royal family won't necessitate Prince Andrew or Prince Harry assuming roles as "counsellors of state" immediately. Despite the potential for both undergoing procedures and King Charles continuing his constitutional duties, courtiers insist appointing deputies is unnecessary. Even if needed, Princess Anne and Prince Edward stand as potential counsellors before Andrew or Harry.

The health crises highlight risks in Charles' strategy to streamline the royal family by reducing working members, prompting calls for constitutional roles for Andrew's children, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice.

With Kate and Charles receiving medical attention and William supporting his wife, only Camilla, Edward, Sophie, and Anne remain as working royals. Critics argue this situation challenges Charles' plan, initially interpreted as sidelining the Yorks. Observers expected the slimming down to involve removing Andrew, Fergie, and their children, but the recent events unfolded differently.

Harry's departure further complicated the family's personnel situation, evident in the double royal hospitalization. Lady Colin Campbell suggests a solution lies in reinstating Eugenie and Beatrice as working royals, emphasizing their dedication, public service aptitude, and Queen Elizabeth's admiration, asserting they shouldn't bear the brunt of their parents' actions.

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