Prince Charles: What duties will the Prince of Wales have now that the Queen's role is rewritten?

The Palace has decided to rewrite the Queen’s role as Monarch due to her advanced age. But what does this actually mean for the heir, Prince Charles?

The Queen has been taking a slight step back as Monarch due to her advanced age, which to be honest is to be expected as Her Majesty is 96 years old after all. With the Queen’s role changing, this also means a change for the future King, Prince Charles. What has his role as heir apparent become?

Prince Charles’ previous role

Before the Palace decided to rewrite the Queen’s role, Prince Charles’ main was to be Prince of Wales. But what exactly does being the Prince of Wales entail?

According to the Prince of Wales’ official website, Prince Charles’ main role is to ’support Her Majesty The Queen as the focal point for national pride’.

The way Prince Charles supports his mother is by attending State dinners during State visits, as well as carrying out other Royal duties and events.

Some of his key duties include:

  • Armed Services
  • Special Relationships and Regiments
  • Working in the UK
  • Overseas Duties
  • Countries Visited
  • Investitures
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Prince Charles takes on a more prominent role as the Queen’s role is rewritten Max Mumby/Indigo / Getty Images

Prince Charles’ new role

As the Queen steps back from Royal duties due to her ongoing mobility issues and age, Prince Charles is stepping in. In a sense, it is almost like Prince Charles has become Regent King, but without the title. So what will Prince Charles do now?

According to The Telegraph, Prince Charles will be taking over most of the Queen’s duties. For example, Prince Charles will be taking over any State visits as the Queen is now too old to travel out of the UK.

Prince Charles will also be taking over most of the Queen’s parliamentary duties, such as attending the State Opening of Parliament, which he debuted in March. These duties come under the Monarch’s Head of Nation status, which now, is carried out by the Queen ‘where appropriate or necessary’.

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