sorry to mention it again,but what exactly "senior royal"means?
Is it means the main line ?or HRH? or those who get money from Sovereign Grant?
Just to answer this publicly in case anyone else is wondering, a senior royal is any person in the family who is a HRH and does public engagements for the Queen. At the moment (excluding the three controversial members), this would be the Queen, Charles, Camilla, Anne, Edward, Sophie, William, Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra of Kent.
HRHs who are not senior royals would be Philip (although he may still be considered a senior royal in spite of retiring, not sure) George, Charlote, Louis, Beatrice, Eugenie, (legally) James and Louise, the Duchess of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael.
So in theory Charles could ask his siblings to step down doing public duties but still pay them personal allowances from the Duchy of Lancaster for personal income but save on paying for their official costs and offices from the Sovereign Grant. This may well be what happens with the cousins under Charles IMO.
Given recent events I suspect Edwards/Sophie and Anne are perhaps quite safe as Charles will need more than just William and Kate supporting him especially in the first few years.
Agree. If the Kents and Gloucesters get retired or whatever, it can't just be William's family that does engagements. Yes, Charles and Anne are workhorses, but Camilla is slowing a little. I have a feeling Anne will be much like her parents and will hang in until very very old. Sophie and Ed will def be needed and maybe Bea and Eugenie help out. Andy is gone. The OTs are gone.
I think Bea and Eug can help out to replace the other two. It's going to be about 20 years before the Cambridge children become full-time royals so they can use the extra help. Charles and Camilla are in their 70s, Ed, Sophie and Anne are getting older, and W&K won't be able to shoulder the load by themselves.
I was thinking how even in the next 15-20 years, the BRF will lose a good half of their working members. The Kent siblings are in their 80s and have both had recent health issues; the Gloucesters in their 70s. Charles is 71, Camilla is 72, Anne is 69. I would not at all be shocked if all seven of them (and the Queen as well, obviously) had passed by 2040. What is currently being spread out among 15 adults would be reduced to only William, Kate, Edward, Sophie and maybe
George and Charlotte.