Why King Charles’ reign would have made Prince Philip ‘very proud’

Apr 10, 2024
Royal expert Ingrid Seward's reflections come at a poignant moment as the Royal Family and the British public collectively remember the late Prince Philip's enduring legacy.Source: Getty Images.

As the nation commemorates the third anniversary of Prince Philip’s passing, a royal expert has reflected on how the late Duke of Edinburgh would view the current state of the Monarchy, particularly under the reign of his son, King Charles.

In a recent interview with GB News, royal expert Ingrid Seward provided insights into what Prince Philip might have thought of Charles’ approach to his role as King.

“I think he would totally agree with the slimmed down monarchy, and I think he would be very proud of his son,” Seward said.

Acknowledging the turbulent dynamics between father and son in earlier years, Seward explained, “He wasn’t always proud of his son. He was a very tough father and they didn’t get along in the early years.”

Despite this, their relationship evolved over time, and Seward believes that Philip would have admired Charles’ commitment to his stated goals.

“Obviously they did later, but I think he would be really proud of the way that Charles has sort of immediately implemented what he said he was going to do,” she explained.

“He said he wanted a slimmed-down monarchy, and that’s what he’s organised. That’s what he’s now got.

“It is a little bit too slim down at the moment perhaps, but he’s coping. He just doesn’t want the burden of too many royals upon the British taxpayer.”

Seward’s reflections come at a poignant moment as the Royal Family and the British public collectively remember the late Prince Philip’s enduring legacy.

The Duke, known for his unwavering dedication to service and duty, undoubtedly left an enduring mark on the institution he served for much of his life.

Prince Phillip was married to Queen Elizabeth II for more than 70 years, he was the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch. He died peacefully at Windsor Castle on April 9, 2021, at the age of 99 from natural causes.

Although King Charles’ streamlined monarchy might have brought pride to the late Prince Philip, it has undeniably presented challenges for the Royal Family, particularly following King Charles and Princess Catherine’s cancer diagnoses, which have prevented them from fulfilling their royal obligations.

As Charles and Catherine focus on their treatment, other key members of The Firm, including Queen Camilla, Prince William, and Princess Anne, have stepped forward to shoulder additional responsibilities in their absence.

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