Prince William might soon take over one of the royal roles given up by his brother, Prince Harry, once the latter's review with Queen Elizabeth gets underway. The Duke of Cambridge could be chosen to take on the Duke of Sussex's previous assignment as the Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.
According to Daily Express, William actually wanted the job before the Queen gave the assignment to Harry in 2018. Since then, the Duke of Cambridge had to be "cajoled" into participating in the activities of the Commonwealth since it the ambassador post was given to his brother.
But Harry had no choice but to give up this role when he and Meghan Markle decided to quit their royal duties. Reports from TMZ cited that the Sussexes were shocked to lose their platform as youth ambassadors, where they could empower and inspire young people across the 53 countries under the Commonwealth.
The role carried such a great responsibility for a working member of the royal family. But since Harry and Meghan expressed their desire to be financially independent and have a different path, they are no longer considered part of The Firm.
Sources now say the Queen could pass this responsibility to William once Harry and Meghan's 12-month review is up. Additionally, Harry could also permanently lose all of his ceremonial military roles, such as the Captain General of the Royal Marines, the Honorary Air Commandant of the RAF Honington, and Commodore-in-Chief of the Small Ships and Diving at the Royal Naval Command.
To date, the Queen hasn't assigned a royal family member to these military roles. However, there are speculations that Prince Richard, the Queen's cousin, might be up for consideration as Harry's replacement. It comes as the Queen publicly recognized Richard's work with the Royal Armed Forces in a rare tweet about the Duke of Gloucester.
Though he is not a senior working royal, Richard works for the Crown full-time, per Daily Express. The Duke of Gloucester is the youngest grandson of the Queen's grandparents, King George V and Queen Mary. He is currently the 27th in line to the British throne and the patron of more than 150 charities, including advocacies for military veterans.
However, some royal observers have speculated that Princess Anne or William could be passed down Harry's military roles as well. Royal correspondent Roya Nikkah of The Sunday Times said that what's most likely certain is that the Queen will not reinstate Harry since he and Meghan won't be back as working royals this year.