Prince William and Kate Middleton “normalize the lives of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis” so that their youngest “does not tread the path of the Duke of York” to be a “royal hanger-on,” a royal expert claimed.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 39, currently live at their London home, Kensington Palace, with their children Prince George of eight, Princess Charlotte of six and Prince Louis of three.
Speak with The Telegraph, said Camilla Tominey, while George has “mapped out his destiny” as heir to the throne, the couple were determined to “find the balance” with their two youngest children.
She suggested that Charlotte and Louis “could have their own careers” outside of royal life, she said: “[Kate and William] don’t want history to repeat itself and Prince Louis to seem like a royal follower and follow the path of the Duke of York.’
Prince Andrew is currently being sued in New York by Virginia Giuffre. She claims he sexually assaulted her three times when she was 17 – in London, New York and on billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s Caribbean island.
Andrew, 61, who is not facing criminal charges, ‘categorically’ denies Mrs Giuffre’s claims against him and would like to return as a working royal.
Prince William and Kate Middleton ‘normalize the lives of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis’ so that their youngest son ‘doesn’t walk the path of the Duke of York to be a royal follower,’ explained Camilla Tominey
Prince Andrew is being sued in New York by Virginia Giuffre. She claims he sexually assaulted her three times when she was 17 – in London, New York and on billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s Caribbean island
On likely future changes to The Firm, Camilla explained: “Many of the smaller royals have careers of their own, so they’re not really taxpayer funded.
“The extent to which the Cambridges have tried to normalize their children’s lives points in the direction of — yes, Prince George has plotted his destiny, but Princess Charlotte and Louis ‘have their own careers’?”
She continued: “They have to find the right balance between what their own children want to do with their lives and their royal obligations.”
Elsewhere in the video interview, Camilla said, “Maybe we’ll see fewer royals in the future than we’re used to. But the question is, will there be enough royals to go around?
Camilla said that while George has “mapped out his destiny” as heir to the throne, the couple were determined to “get the balance right” with their two youngest children (pictured, Louis earlier this year)
“Everything is going to change in the next decade. And coupled with the fact that there will be fewer royals is a recalibration of what it means to be a royal.”
“It’s probably a good idea for us, when Trooping the Color takes place, not to see such a large number of royals on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. It begs the question: who are all those people and what do they do?’
She continued: ‘The upper echelons of the monarchy are exhausted – that means there are too few royals to go around.
“During Prince Philip’s time, he was a patron of more than 800 organizations and many would plant a tree and unveil a plaque.
“Royals like Kate and William are royals who do themes, massive royal activities with grand gestures like the Earthshot Prize or Early Years.
‘By association you have fewer royals who do less patronage. And if Charles succeeds to the throne, what will happen to all the patronages the queen has?’
The royal expert suggested that Charlotte and Louis could ‘have their own careers’ outside of royal life (pictured, Louis with Prince William and Kate)
She said: “There will be a problem with the idea that there is too much work and not enough royals to cover it.”
‘It makes the future of the monarchy somewhat uncertain. We have this model that the Queen has been leading all along and we all know that in the next decade everything will change.”
Earlier this month, it emerged that William Andrew branded a ‘threat’ to the future of the monarchy when senior members of the royal family closed the door on the Duke of York.
The Duke of York has been embroiled in scandal this year over his friendship with pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Last week, it emerged that the Metropolitan Police had not spoken to Virginia Roberts before dropping its investigation into claims she was flown to London by Jeffrey Epstein for sex with Prince Andrew.
Andrew, who lives at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, was photographed behind the wheel of his Range Rover breaking cover after the latest dramatic development in the case on Sunday night.
The Duke of York, 61, has been embroiled in scandal this year over his friendship with pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein and is currently being sued in New York by Virginia Giuffre
Officers had reconsidered the case after Ms. Roberts filed a US lawsuit, including claims of “first-degree rape.” But while detectives spoke to Andrew’s £1,000 an hour team, they did not speak to Virginia, now known as Virginia Giuffre and living in Australia.
Andrew is facing a civil lawsuit in the US after Miss Roberts accused him of ‘first degree rape’, saying she was abused by him in London after visiting the Tramp nightclub in Mayfair. Andrew has always vehemently denied the claims and his legal team is trying to dismiss the US case.
The Metropolitan Police had previously investigated the allegations made by Miss Roberts, now known as Virginia Giuffre, against the Duke, but did not open a full investigation, as the case was a matter for US authorities.
After the civil lawsuit was filed in New York, Met commissioner Cressida Dick said she had asked her agents to review the claim, adding, “No one is above the law.”
But a Met spokesperson said last week: “As a proceeding, MPS officers reviewed a document released in August 2021 as part of a U.S. civil suit. This review has been completed and we are not taking any further action.”