Prince Charles could ‘pass more on’ to Prince William and Kate Middleton for this key reason

A former royal butler claims Prince Charles could give 'more of a role' to the ‘popular’ Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when he becomes King...

Prince Charles could “pass more on” to Prince William and Kate Middleton, seen here side by side at different events
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Prince Charles could reportedly “pass more on” to Prince William and Kate Middleton when he becomes King, according to a former royal butler. 


In recent months the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have been observed taking a pivotal role in supporting the Queen more than ever in what has been one of the busiest years for the extended Royal Family. As her heir, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla stepped in at the Commonwealth Games, attended a huge number of Platinum Jubilee events and he delivered the Queen’s Speech at the State Opening of Parliament in May for the very first time. 

Now former royal butler Grant Harrold has expressed his belief that Prince Charles could “pass more on” to Prince William and Kate Middleton when he becomes King - for a key reason. 

Prince Charles at the State Opening of Parliament

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In recent years speculation has arisen over whether Prince Charles will be King or if he might bypass being monarch in favor of his eldest son Prince William who follows him directly in the royal line of succession. Opening up to Slingo (opens in new tab), Grant suggested that the eldest of the Queen’s children isn’t likely to pass over being King.

“I can’t see Charles passing the role on,” he claimed, before adding, “But what I do think will happen - like the Queen has done - is he will pass more on to Prince William.”

Grant went on to allege, "I believe that Charles will give William and Kate more of a role, so they still have their time as a couple and a family, but they’re still supporting the monarchy and keep their popularity."

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the "No Time To Die" World Premiere

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Stating that “everyone loves William and Kate”, Grant also suggested that Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla will do an “amazing job” as King and Queen Consort. The possibility that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might be more central than ever when Prince Charles becomes King might not come as a surprise to fans. 

Despite rumors that Prince Charles plans to "cut down" the Royal Family, Prince William and Kate remain key and, just like him and Duchess Camilla, have been observed taking on even greater responsibilities in recent months. As well as undertaking both overseas and UK visits and taking pride of place on the Buckingham Palace balcony with the Queen at the Jubilee celebrations. 

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

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Prince William and Kate Middleton's dedication to supporting their family and enduring popularity with fans makes them an integral part of British monarchy and a huge asset to the Queen and Prince of Wales. 

If Prince Charles does one day decide to give them “more of a role”, as Grant claimed, they could continue to enjoy family life with their three children without the intense pressures that come with being King and Queen Consort themselves yet. Whilst they could still support him as monarch as they prepare to follow in his and Duchess Camilla's footsteps in the future, helping to balance their private and public lives.

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.