Prince William and Princess Anne set to step in for an ‘exhausted’ Queen Camilla

Mar 04, 2024
Prince William and Princess Anne will ensure the seamless continuity of the Royal Family's commitments. Source: Getty Images.

In a shift to royal responsibilities, Prince William and Princess Anne are poised to step up their duties to allow Queen Camilla the chance to take a much-needed break.

With King Charles currently undergoing cancer treatment, Queen Camilla has stepped up to help lead the Royal Family, but now, the time has come for her to recharge after an eventful February filled with several royal engagements.

Renowned royal author Ingrid Seward pointed out that the decision for Queen Camilla to take a break was likely “insisted” upon by King Charles.

“He will see that she is exhausted after recent months,” Seward told The Sun.

“Camilla has had the ultimate worry about her husband’s health.

“But she has also been the one who has had to step up to the busy schedule of royal engagements as well as wanting to be there for him and Kate whilst they each have their health issues. She certainly deserves some rest and relaxation.”

Queen Camilla is expected to return to her royal duties on March 11, where she will resume her role, standing in for King Charles during the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey.

Until then, Prince William and Princess Anne will ensure the seamless continuity of the Royal Family’s commitments.

Prince William has already demonstrated his readiness to shoulder additional responsibilities in the wake of his father’s diagnosis. Alongside looking after his wife, Princess Catherine, who is recovering from abdominal surgery, the latest announcement adds to an already full plate for the heir to the throne.

Despite these challenges, Prince William has admirably stepped up his royal duties, showcasing leadership and commitment during a challenging period for the family.

Most recently William returned to public duties on Wednesday, February 7 to host an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle.

The ceremony saw him awarding honours such as CBEs, OBEs, and MBEs to deserving recipients. Later in the day, he attended a gala fundraising dinner for London’s Air Ambulance Charity.

Royal author Robert Hardman recently noted that Prince William had previously assumed substantial state duties towards the end of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, showcasing his experience and preparation for such responsibilities.

“In that regard, it’s not that different but obviously there’s the burden of expectation,” Hardman told Reuters.

“On many occasions he will have to stand in, he’ll be sort of quasi head of state in much the same way that Prince Charles was when the queen was infirm.”

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