According to former BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt, the future King is on the verge of becoming a “de facto prince regent.”
Buckingham Palace, he claimed, is eager to demonstrate that the monarchy is “safe in the hands of father and son.”
This comes as Charles prepares to take the Queen’s place at tomorrow’s State Opening of Parliament.
The Queen has delegated certain powers as head of state to the two royals as Counsellors of State, in an unprecedented move, allowing them to open Parliament on her behalf.
It is a “significant moment for two future kings,” according to Mr Hunt.
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