Originally Posted by Mirabel
But then who is to attend events, once the Kents, Gloucesters, Princess Alexandra do not?
As for her degree, perhaps she could work in a museum or library?
The idea, as I understand it, is that there will be fewer royal duties overall being undertaken as there will be fewer people to do the work and those that are doing the royal duties will be doing more.
Charles doesn't really even want his brothers doing too much - his sister yes but not even Andrew and Edward and certainly not their children. He does realise however that there are no other options for Andrew and Edward but he is certainly behind the reduction of the size of the royal family and this impacts on Beatrice and Eugenie first - with them being told to get real jobs (and also shows up with things like no HRH for Edward's children).
Harry's children will also not be called upon in the future.
Kate, William, Harry and Harry's spouse will have to do the work of the Kents, Gloucesters along with pick up those of the Duke of Edinburgh and The Queen (those that Charles can't pick up).
Simply put - fewer working royals = fewer royal duties and fewer organisations etc with a royal being involved.