BRAEMAR, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 03: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attends the Braemar Highland Gathering at The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park on September 3, 2022 in Braemar, Scotland. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Here's How King Charles III Is Expected To Change The Monarchy
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England's Queen Elizabeth II passed away on September 8, 2022 at the age of 96. King Charles III, formerly the Prince of Wales, assumed the role of monarch at the age of 73, becoming England's first king in 70 years, and while not much about his ambitions is known for sure, he is expected to drastically change key features of the monarchy.
The recently-appointed king is rumored to favor a "slimmed down" monarchy, which could mean a condensed team of working royals, limited patronages, and smaller living quarters. According to the Daily Mail, the King recognized the financial strain that a large monarchy imposes on the public, but it is still unclear what members of the Royal Family will remain in service.
Charles III also plans to grant the public more access to the royal London residence and turn the queen's Balmoral Castle into a memorial museum. The former Prince of Wales is also the founder of The Prince's Trust, a charitable organization partially dedicated to environmental sustainability, and he is expected to address climate change during his reign.
In 2021, Charles spoke at the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow, imploring world leaders to "find practical ways of overcoming differences" in order to "rescue this precious planet." According to Vox, the new king will use the monarchy's "soft power" and worldwide connections to advocate for sustainability and create a larger global platform for the monarchy.