Prince Charles and Prince William will be stepping up for Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee in June. As the two future kings have key roles to play, what about Prince Harry and Prince Andrew?
Fans are about to see a historic shift as Prince Charles and Prince William will open the Parliament on the Monarch's behalf. However, one royal expert claimed there is a need to have Prince Harry and Prince Andrew removed from Her Majesty's counselors of state.
Express noted the Prince of Wales would read his mother's speech after her doctors advised her not to join the event due to mobility issues. But royal journalist Richard Eden said that there is a need for the Dukes of Sussex and York to be removed as counselors of state amid these developmental highlights.
The two are members of the Queen's four counselors of state, and this turn of events is said to emphasize the urgency of their removal. In fact, Geo TV revealed the speculations and rumors that the 96-year-old leader has already decided to have them removed, though there is no confirmation about it yet.
Elsewhere, Kate Middleton will be joining her husband to lead the celebrations for the upcoming Platinum Jubilee. They will be traveling outside London during the celebratory weekend, per People.
They will head to Wales, where they used to live for a few years when they were just newly married. Alternatively, Prince Anne will go to Scotland, while Prince Edward and Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, will travel to Northern Ireland.
In a statement, the palace announced that the royal family members would visit the Nations of the United Kingdom to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee throughout the Central Weekend. They would attend engagements in each nation, including the public events that mark the occasion.
Meanwhile, Prince William will accompany Prince Charles to open the Parliament after Queen Elizabeth gave them special permission, BBC added. The speech will contain the laws the government wants to pass and highlights its priorities for the coming months.
This will be the first time since 1963 that Queen Elizabeth will not be delivering her speech. She was pregnant with Prince Edward at the time, so the Lord Chancellor read her message instead.
She also missed delivering her speech in 1959 due to being pregnant with Prince Andrew. With that said, this would be Prince William's first state opening and Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, would accompany him and Prince Charles.
So, what about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? NBC News royal commentator Daisy McAndrew said on Today that they would be welcomed to the balcony, though having all eyes on them would be unwanted.