Prince Charles readies for ‘gentle succession’

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Cape Town – The first signs of succession within the British monarchy has become apparent after an announcement that the Queen and Prince Charles press offices will merge this week.

The Mirror reports that the Prince will be taking on more head of state-style responsibilities as tentative plans are made for his eventual succession.

The merging of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles press offices is the first sign of the partial power transfer.

According to Mirror future announcements concerning the monarch and her eldest son will now come from the same source.

Courtiers have described the move as “wise” and “just plain common sense”. Sources within the palace have insisted that the switch will be entirely seamless.

Last official visit

Express reports that the Prince will accompany his mother to the beaches of Normandy for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings later this year.

A French government official involved with organising the anniversary events has revealed that it will probably be the Queen’s last official visit.

According to the Express Charles will stand in for his mother at some of the day’s major engagements, which is being interpreted as a sign that he is increasingly taking on the role as monarch.

The queen turns 88-years old later this year and has increasingly passed responsibilities to younger members of the royal family.



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