In the last several months, things have changed drastically for the British royal family. In November 2019 — Prince Andrew was ousted as a working royal for his friendship and connections with late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Though he has been virtually de-royaled — the FBI is still on his case.
Then on Jan. 8, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex announced they would be stepping down as senior members of the royal family. The announcement sent the world into a tizzy, with the remaining senior royals scrambling on how to proceed. It has been decided that the Sussexes will spend the majority of their time in Canada and they would no longer be working royals at all.
Now, Prince William who will be the Crowned King one day, is rethinking his entire vision for the royal family moving forward.
Prince William is still reeling from Megxit
Prince William and his brother, Harry, Duke of Sussex had always been close. However, there has been quite a bit of tension between the pair in recent years. They had very different approaches to royal life and different relationships with the media. Still, the Duke of Cambridge had no idea his brother and sister-in-law would exit the royal family.
It’s added a great deal of strain on himself, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Charles. “I think the severity of what’s happened has had a huge impact on his brother, on his sister-in-law,” expert Katie Nicholl explained. “Both of them are still reeling from the news, coming to terms with the reality of this situation.”
Prince William and Kate Middleton have reached out to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
The Cambridges have now seen how desperate and unhappy the Sussexes were. As a result, they’ve tried to make their transition as smooth as possible while reaching out to them. An insider explained to Express, “Charles and William have grown very concerned about Harry and Meghan’s well-being and have reached out in a show of support.”
Likewise, Middleton still hopes that her children will be able to bond with baby Archie. An insider told US Weekly, that Middleton is “hoping that in the new year, the cousins will spend more time together. Apparently, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis adore Archie — “like most children, they’re easily distracted and resilient.”
This is Prince William’s new vision for the royal family
In the wake of his brother’s exit, Prince William has gotten more things added to his plate. He was just appointed Her Majesty’s Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland this year, a clear indication his forthcoming role.
In fact, the prince says when he’s king he plans to take a more active role than his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth has. “It is something that occupies a lot of thinking space as to how on earth you would develop into something modern in today’s world,” he told BBC. “I’m in a unique position, a very privileged position, to be able to see some of this now, which is that I’ve got my grandmother, who takes more of a passive role in how she believes her role should be. She’s above politics and keeps away from it. I’ve got my father who minds an awful lot about a lot of the charitable causes he is involved in. The Royal Family has to modernise and develop as it goes along and it has to stay relevant. That’s the challenge for me – how do I make the Royal Family relevant in the next twenty years time. It could be 40 years, could be 60, I have no idea when that could be.”