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Planning underway for next 'King' in Britain amid Prince Charles' battle with cancer

British royals are preparing for the succession to the throne in complete secrecy after King Charles was detected with cancer, according to news reports.

British royals are preparing for the next 'King' to the throne in complete secrecy as King Charles’ health is deteriorating as cancer is progressing. (via REUTERS)Premium
British royals are preparing for the next 'King' to the throne in complete secrecy as King Charles’ health is deteriorating as cancer is progressing. (via REUTERS)

As King Charles is undergoing cancer treatment, there is a buzz of succession preparations. According to royal expert and author Tom Quinn, in the wake of King Charles' health issues, Buckingham Palace is preparing for the succession in complete secrecy, reported Mirror.

As per reports, the British monarch is already grooming his eldest son, Prince William, to take on his role and be his successor. According to Tom Quinn, this information is being kept as a closely guarded secret from his second-born son, Prince Harry.

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“King Charles is aware of his state of health. Prince William is at the heart of the succession planning. The monarch hopes to remain in relatively good health so that he can hand over the crown at 80," said royal expert Thomas Quinn.

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He added, “However, he may start these procedures much earlier, as his form of cancer is much more dangerous and aggressive than doctors initially thought," reported Mirror.

Citing reports, it was found that the planning of the succession is top secret. The British Royals don’t want Harry to leak secret information about the royals because he is suspected of seeking media to express his outrage. Tom Quinn mentioned that “no one trusts the Duke of Sussex, Harry, as the interviews he gives about the Royal Family are all under criticism, as is his biography."

Also read: Is King Charles’ cancer bringing the Royal Family together? Prince Harry is ‘ready to return’

Harry caused a stir among Royals with his memoir, ‘Spare’, which was released on January 10, 2023. In the book, he slammed a number of his family members and made revelations about his turbulent relationship with his elder brother, Prince William and also with his father. Moreover, in Harry’s Netflix series with Meghan Markle, the Duke of Sussex also charged the royals with defamatory attacks.

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Earlier, upon discovering the news about King Charles’s cancer diagnosis, Prince Harry headed for a brief meeting with King Charles in London. He had said he was “grateful" for the time he spent with his father. He was noted as saying, “Look, I love my family. The fact that I was able to get on a plane and go and see him and spend any time with him, I’m grateful for that," reported ABC News. Over King’s health condition, the Duke had said, “I’ve got other trips planned that will take me through the UK, or back to the UK."

Also read: King Charles returns home after prostate treatment: Urology expert details what lies ahead during recovery

Thus, Tom Quinn’s recent comments came in with the backdrop of Prince Harry’s willingness to help the Royal Family following his father’s diagnosis, reported Mirror.

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Published: 27 Feb 2024, 09:04 AM IST
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