Does The Royal Family Need To Fire More Working Royals to Save the Monarchy?

There is no doubt that the royal family has and always will continue to make headlines. After all, they are a pretty exciting group of people, and we are constantly on the edge of our seats to find out the latest about their personal lives, their fashion choices, and of course, their royal duties.

It is really no secret that one royal family member, in particular, has been in the news quite a bit lately, and not exactly for good reasons. Just about everyone knows about the Prince Andrew scandal that stems from his ties to the notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

We can only imagine that Queen Elizabeth and other royals aren’t happy about all of the negative attention, especially considering how the family likes to portray themselves in the most positive way possible. Lately, it certainly seems that the British Monarchy has been modernized, however, some of their scandals may very well be just a little too much.

So, does the royal family need to fire more working royals to save the monarchy?

What is a working royal?

Queen Elizabeth II
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For those who are not familiar with the way the monarchy works, it can be a little confusing at times. Many fans may see the term “working royal” and wonder what, exactly, it means.

Working royals such as Prince William and Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and of course, Prince Charles, are those family members who carry out official duties on behalf of the queen. Non-working royals, such as Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, hold regular jobs just like members of the public.

Prince Andrew is no longer a working royal

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When we hear that Prince Andrew stepped back from public duties, it may not be immediately clear as to what that means. Following the Epstein scandal, The Cut reports that the Duke of York stepped back from royal duties. More specifically, he was fired by his mother, Queen Elizabeth. Although Prince Andrew did not appear at as many engagements as senior royals like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, her majesty still felt that it was appropriate for him to stop carrying out official duties.

Prince Andrew’s older brother, Prince Charles, is next in line to take the throne upon the death of the queen. Naturally, his opinion on things carries quite a bit of weight, probably much more so that other royal family members who are further down the line of succession.

What did he have to say about the queen’s decision to fire Prince Andrew? The New York Post reports that the future king actually supported the decision, and had no reservations about what was happening. He did, however, make it clear that it had to do with the sake of the monarchy, and had nothing to do about his personal feelings for his younger brother.

Does the royal family need to fire more working royals to save the monarchy?

Prince Charles has expressed a desire to “streamline” the working royal family members in order to ensure that the Monarchy runs more efficiently. Right now, there are just so many people who carry out official duties on a regular basis, and their personal scandals are getting a little too much negative attention.

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, as we know, are constantly in the public eye, even though they don’t want to be. Perhaps the royals do need to fire more working royals so that the focus will shift and scandals will stay out of the news.

Although this will be an extremely tough decision to make, we can only imagine that the queen, as well as Prince Charles, know that they need to do what is best.