月曜日に, チャールズ3世 kicked off the process of having his only sister, 72, and youngest brother, 58, become Counsellors of State. These royal representatives can stand in for the monarch in official duties if he is abroad or unwell.
The positions typically belong to the monarch’s spouse, followed by the first four people in the line of succession over the age of 21. 現在, those are カミラ女王, ウィリアム王子, ハリー王子, アンドルー王子 と ベアトリス王女, Andrew’s eldest daughter.
Both Princess Anne and Prince Edward were previously Counsellors of State before they were overtaken in the line of succession to the throne. Prince Edward is currently 13th while Princess Anne is 16th, having moved down in the order as King Charles and Prince Andrew had children and grandchildren.
Because Harry, 38, and Andrew, 62, are no longer senior working royals, members of the British Parliament recently pointed out that their status as Counsellors of State could create a conflict of interest if deputies were needed to act on behalf of the King.
そのために, チャールズ, 74, pitched that Anne and Edward be added as Counsellors of State, increasing the list of people in the role to six. The request was read and approved in the House of Lords on Monday, NS BBC 報告, making way for a Counsellors of State Bill to eventually amend the Regency Act.
アウトレットによると, NS “fast-tracked move” は “intended to resolve an awkward constitutional problem” if it were to arise. With King Charles, カミラ女王, ウィリアム王子 と ケイト・ミドルトン expected to spend time abroad next year, “counsellors could be a necessity when they are away.”
チャールズ王’ request was also read in the House of Commons, specifying that the addition of more people in the role would “ensure continued efficiency of public business when I’m unavailable, such as while I’m undertaking official duties overseas.”
The shakeup comes following the accession of Charles as King following the death of his mother, エリザベス2世女王, 九月に.
At the end of her reign, the late Queen’s Counsellors of State were then-Prince Charles, ウィリアム王子, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew. Though time had passed — Harry stepped back as a senior working royal and relocated to California in 2020, and Andrew was stripped of his military titles and patronages due to his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in January 2022 — they remained Counsellors of State to the Queen. Public pressure to make a change increased after she fought COVID 2月中, インデペンデント 報告.