Queen ‘will fade away’ after Prince Philip’s death as monarch prepares for future

THE QUEEN is likely to scale back her royal duties now that she faces the future alone, according to a royal expert.

His death and the Queen’s birthday have sparked questions around the future of the Royal Family, in particular how active she will be going forward.

Former BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt told the New York Times: “Fundamentally, the queen will fade away gracefully.

“Covid has helped in the sense that it has accelerated what any sensible 95-year-old woman would want to do, which is not stand on your feet all day long.”

According to royal experts, Prince Charles, the first in line to the throne, will slim down the Firm when he becomes king.

The Prince of Wales is expected to “ditch” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as part of the slimmed down Royal Family.

Royal Author Angela Levin told talkRadio: “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.

“I imagine that might be when Harry and Meghan are ditched from being members of the Royal family.

“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 I think is understandable.

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

Ms Levin added how she thinks Prince Charles will take on more duties now his father had died.

She added: “He will also accompany the Queen, it’s said she’s going to be there opening Parliament on May 11 and Prince Charles will be accompanying her.

“I think although she wants to do her duties she will step back, even more, it’ll be quite hard to come back after the pandemic and all the isolation.

“In fact, she will be grateful for him to be taking over in making I imagine quite big decisions on behalf of the Royal Family.”