The one sign future King, Prince Charles has already started to streamline the monarchy

The Prince of Wales is next in line to the British throne

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, is seen during the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering at Buckingham Palace on December 03, 2019 in London, England
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Prince Charles' long-held plans to "streamline" the monarchy are already happening behind the scenes, according to a royal source. 

The Queen may still be very much ruler of our country, but Prince Charles is getting prepared behind the scenes to ascend the throne when she passes away. 

Her Majesty the Queen—Britain’s longest serving Monarch—has made it clear she has no plans to abdicate.

The future King's plans to "streamline" the monarchy have been on the cards for a "very long time" now in order to "save costs". 

And now royal expert, Duncan Larcombe, has claimed changes are already being made by Prince Charles behind the scenes.

Writing in his Woman column, Duncan said, "Although the Queen remains very much in charge, behind the scenes there are increasing signs it's Her Majesty's son who is calling more of the shots.

"We know Charles has a desire to 'scale back' the number of royals in senior positions and on the payroll of the British taxpayer once he becomes King."

It was a well-known fact that Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, would inherit his father, Prince Philip's Duke of Edinburgh title when he passed away.

Prince Edward

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Yet three months have passed since Prince Philip's tragic death and no plans have been made for Prince Edward to become the Duke of Edinburgh. Which is said to have caused a "royal rift" between the brothers.

And Duncan thinks this is a "clue" for what is to come.

He explained, "However, palace sources tell me that Prince Edward has not yet inherited his father's title - perhaps proof that the scaling-back process has already begun."

Despite it being Prince Philip's "long-held desire" to pass that title on to Prince Edward, palace sources claim Prince Charles has put the brakes on making any decisions.

"Some suggest the handing on of the title has been blocked by Charles - who, as future King, could leave the Edinburgh title vacant."

Prince Charles has waited a very long time to become King, and has no doubt been making plans along the way.

Royal biographer Angela Levin has suggested Charles will likely want to adjust the way the Royal Family is structured in the future, and is keen for “change”.

“Prince Charles has wanted for a very long time to cut the monarchy down to save costs and to make people be worth the money that they got from the taxpayer,” she explained during an interview on talkRADIO.

This could include culling members of the family who currently remain on the periphery. 

“I imagine that that might be when Harry and Meghan are ditched from being members of the Royal Family,” Angela revealed.

“I think the outer edge, which the Queen has wanted to keep together for a very long time for sentimental reasons, which at her age she didn't really particularly want change, which is understandable.

“But he wants to change and I think he will do that.”

Georgia Farquharson

Georgia writes across Woman & Home and Good to Know and specialises in all things royal. Previously labelled the "Queen of the royals," Georgia knows the whose who and what's what when it comes to the monarchy. When she's not eagerly following the royal family, Georgia enjoys shopping and self-care. She lives with this motto in mind; "if your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough."