What Will Princess Charlotte’s Royal Job Description Be When She’s Older?

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

As fourth in line to the British throne Prince William and Kate Middleton’s daughter, Princess Charlotte, will one day have to carry out lots of royal duties.

These days the only duties the little princess has been asked to do is serve as a bridesmaid in a few weddings. However, when she gets older much more will be asked of the daughter of a future king.

Here’s what we know about what the princess’ job description will be one day.

Princess Charlotte will always be a full-time royal

Princess Charlotte

Princess Charlotte | HRH The Duchess of Cambridge via Getty Images

Pop Sugar noted that because Princess Charlotte is in the direct line of ascension rather than descended from a younger son she will be considered a full-time, working royal her entire life. This is not the case with her cousins — Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, both of whom are non-working royals and therefore have full-time jobs not associated with the palace.

For Charlotte, all of her work will be done on behalf of the royal family and the reigning monarch.

What her job description might be

Princess Charlotte

Princess Charlotte on her first day of nursery school | Kensington Royal via Instagram

The palace has yet to confirm what Charlotte’s exact duties will be in the future but it’s safe to assume that she will be doing what the royals in her same position have done before her.

That said, Charlotte’s job will likely entail everything that Princess Margaret (the queen’s younger sister) and Princess Anne’s (Prince Charles’ younger sister) did. Both women were presented with a hefty schedule of affairs they needed to attend, which is something Anne still does to this day.

Like them, Princess Charlotte will not only be expected to travel for royal tours, make appearances at official engagements and palace functions but she will also almost certainly become involved in several charities and serve as the patron of some as well.

Will Charlotte work as hard as her great-aunt?

Princess Anne

Princess Anne | Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

When Charlotte is old enough to start performing those royal duties the question will be: Will she work as hard as her Great-Aunt, Princess Anne?  Queen Elizabeth II‘s only daughter has earned the reputation as the hardest-working royal because since 2016, she has attended more engagements than any other member of the royal family.

From January 2018 to August 2018, Anne had already worked 105 days out of a possible 215. In 2017, the Princess Royal attended 540 engagements and the year before that she attended a whopping 640 events. While Princess Anne does go to more outings than anyone else in her family there is one thing she will not do and that is shake hands with people in the crowd.

“We never shook hands. The theory was that you couldn’t shake hands with everybody, so don’t start. I kind of stick to that,” Anne said as her reason. “I think the initial concept was that it was patently absurd to start shaking hands. And it seems to me that it’s become a shaking hands exercise rather than a walkabout.”

We’re guessing Charlotte will be different than her great-aunt in that regard and instead follow in her parents’ footsteps of shaking hands with members of the public.

Read more: Is Princess Charlotte Allowed To Wear Pants or Shorts?

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