According to a royal commentator, Catherine and Prince William’s children will be under “intense pressure” to ensure the monarchy’s future.
The Royal Family faces a “pressing dilemma,” according to royal commentator Daniela Elser, due to dwindling numbers of royals carrying out duties and a “aging workforce.” Looking ahead to Prince George’s future role as King, Ms Elser says his sister Princess Charlotte and brother Prince Louis are the “only possible candidates to step in and help him carry the burden,” which means they could be “dragooned into working royal life whether they fancy the gig or not.”
“One thing that has never been speculated about or reported on in any of the approximately 8,774,573,498 stories about Megxit is any concerns they might have had leaving the Royal family short-staffed,” Ms Elser wrote in the New Zealand Herald.
“At this point, I see no way that Charlotte and Louis will have anywhere near the latitude and freedom to make a similar decision.”
“What that must feel like for Kate as a mother,” the royal commentator wondered.
“The pressure on them will be intense to help ensure the survival of the British monarchy, which can be traced back to the ninth century,” she continued.
“Imagine carrying the weight of over 1,200 years of history on your shoulders all of the time.
“It must hurt Kate to know that while other children gaze into the future with wonder, her children’s paths appear to be set in Portland stone.”
Ms Elser’s remarks come after royal watchers were given a glimpse into the future of the monarchy earlier this week when Prince Charles stood in for the Queen at the State Opening of Parliament.
In a historic delegation of the monarch’s responsibilities, the Prince of Wales read the Queen’s Speech for the first time, opening Parliament with the Duke of Cambridge, who is second in line to the throne.
Meanwhile, royal fans can expect to see George, eight, Charlotte, seven, and Louis, four, at next month’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
To commemorate the Queen’s 70-year reign, events will take place over a four-day weekend.
Trooping the Colour will take place on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with other members of the Royal Family.
It is unknown what other events George, who is third in line to the throne, Charlotte, and Louis will attend during the weekend.
It comes after the Queen missed the State Opening of Parliament and went to the Royal Windsor Horse Show yesterday.
When her horse was named supreme champion at the equestrian event, the 96-year-old was overjoyed.
Since she spent a night in hospital in October, there has been increased concern about the monarch’s health. She’s had mobility issues for quite some time.