Queen Elizabeth ‘has more faith in William and Harry’ than son Prince Charles, new book claims
Queen Elizabeth seems to be investing her trust more in Prince William and Harry than her son and their father, Prince Charles.
The Queen is quite impressed with her two grandsons, Prince William and Harry, and it may be more than she ever was for Prince Charles. Princess Diana's biographer Andrew Morton claims in his new book that Queen Elizabeth is pleased to see the things her two grandsons have been doing for the community.
When it comes to Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth is reportedly impressed with how Harry has represented her on official duties, his dedication towards the Invictus Games, and how he has been able to handle the media revolving his relationship with his soon-to-be wife, Meghan Markle. As for Prince William, he has always been able to work closely with East Anglia Air Ambulance and has always taken pride in the role he has undertaken away from his royal duties.
The same has been noticed by the Queen herself. A source close to the royal family believes that the boys have been able to make a close connection with the public in a way that Charles could not. "The Queen trusts her grandsons. She has confidence in them in a way that she has never had with her eldest son," a courtier told Andrew.
"William and Harry have star quality, and are believable and authentic heirs to the monarchy." Recently, The Daily Beast reported how the Queen was planning to hand over her powers to Prince Charles, but experts want her to opt for William instead. However, this kind of situation is unlikely to arise.
Robert Lacey, the historical consultant for the Netflix series 'The Crown' told the tabloid that it does not seem like a scenario in which William will be handed over the power before Charles will arise. "Prince Regent does not have happy connotations, having last been used during the madness of King George III. I don’t think that mechanism would get dusted off with any keenness at all," he said.
"Being regent is far from being king, and the Queen knows that it would be nothing more than a temporary fix, and not a particularly pleasant one for her son. When Prince Philip dies or the Queen turns 95, whichever comes first, I believe the Queen will abdicate—the Palace will spin it as a retirement, but technically it will be an abdication—leaving Charles to become king while still in his early 70s," he continued.
Whether or not Queen wants Charles to become the king is still a question, but there is no doubt that she is extremely proud of her two grandsons.