Prince Charles, 72, is first in line to the throne when the Queen dies but has been facing calls to let Prince William take over as head of state.
The Prince of Wales is the oldest heir apparent in British history. Royal expert Jonathan Sacerdoti has said there is “no strong argument” for Charles to let the crown to go to William.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Sacerdoti said: “I don’t think there’s a strong argument for it and I think that Prince Charles will be a different kind of monarch to his mother and William will be a different kind of monarch to his father and grandmother”.
“I think there is no chance that Prince Charles will be King for as long as his mother. “It’s just statistically and mathematically impossible”.
“It will be a very different reign in just that respect.”But I don’t see why he should pass the crown downwards and I don’t think that would be desirable from anyone’s point of view. He’ll bring to the role his own agenda.
“It’s not going to be a surprise when Charles is King that’s how they’ve been planning it for years. “I’m sure they must have conversations amongst themselves about the wider agenda of the Royal Family and the short term aims of it”.
“They might have already had conversations about where each of them will take the monarchy in.”What happens when Prince Charles becomes King…The Queen’s eldest son will also have to decide, with input from the Queen, how the monarchy will function in its public-facing role when the time comes.
And there is speculation that Prince Charles’s version of family work will cut down engagements, and use less family members to fulfil them – something that may be necessary given a lack of available takers in the family at present.
The prince is also said to be considering transforming his mother’s Scottish residence Balmoral into an open museum to the Queen. While another change, previously stated to be out of the question, will likely be the Duchess of Cornwall’s title.
When they married in 2005, a statement was issued saying Camilla will only become Princess Consort when her husband becomes king but recent speculation suggests this will not be honoured.
It comes as royal expert Stewart Pearce has explained how Charles could step aside and let the Duke of Cambridge take his place. Speaking to Royally Us on Us Weekly, Mr Pearce said..
“We know the position he is about to inherit, it’s going to be very interesting to see if Prince Charles will sit in the throne or will he create some form of a shift in constitutional law to allow his son to sit in the throne” That’s going to be very interesting.
“At the moment the right of ascendency is Charles on the throne but I don’t necessarily see Queen Camilla.”