"The right model for the future" is what an expert on the Royal Family believes to be the "sensitive" new strategy that Prince William has adopted for royal engagements.

Due to Kate's treatment for cancer and the Princess Royal's rehabilitation from a minor head injury, both the Princess of Wales and the Princess Royal have been absent from their normal busy schedules. This is because the Princess Royal has been recovering from cancer treatment.

Royal watchers have observed that as a consequence of this, The Firm appears to be dispersed at times, with the remaining royals taking on more duty than they were previously responsible for.

On the other hand, it seems that the Palace is purposefully avoiding the recruitment of other working royals, which Jennie Bond, a former royal correspondent for the BBC, considers to be a constructive step.

"I still hold to the idea that the slimmed down Royal Family is indeed the right model for the future. It's in line with most European monarchies and is sensitive to the constant criticism that the Royal Family cost taxpayers too much,” Jennie told OK Magazine.

“Adding new working royals to the payroll will only exacerbate that criticism. I think the model [Prince] William has experimented with is the answer: drafting in his cousins here and there (e.g. garden parties) to spice things up a bit,” she went on.

According to Jennie, doing so makes royal occasions "even more special" and enables those cousins to move on with their lives on their own terms, free from the constraints of the royal diary.

The expert on royal affairs went on to say that she believes the King Charles and Prince William "are entirely right to be determined to keep the core of working royals a small, tight unit that can be accountable to the public purse."

A source close to Prince William has claimed that he is interested in reducing the number of senior royals to a minimum, which is the reason for this development.

Richard Eden, royal watcher and editor of the Daily Mail's Eden Confidential, revealed a source close to the Prince of Wales told him, "'When the older members of the family retire, His Royal Highness won't be inviting anyone else to become working royals.'"

"It remains to be seen if he will even want his two younger children to be working royals,” Richard went on.

Business Times has reached out to Prince William for comments.