THE QUEEN is believed to be moving towards retirement, meaning it will be up to another two famous royal women to “save” the monarchy, according to an expert.
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are under pressure to “step up”, claims commentator Kate Nicholl, as Her Majesty gradually retreats from duties ahead of her 95th birthday in 18 months’ time.
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are under pressure to “save” the royal family, says expert Kate Nicholls
Speaking to Closer magazine, the royal expert explained that the Duchess of Sussex, 38, and Duchess of Cambridge, 37, will be “forced” after Christmas to work together in order to support the Queen, who is currently 93.
“I think after a festive break, both Kate and Meghan will know that joint ventures to support the Queen are not only part of their duty, but also good for the public image,” Kate said.
“[Kate] knows the pressure is on her and Meghan to save the royal family, to an extent.”
She added that, with Prince Andrew stripped of duties, his charities may be redistributed in a way that mean the women, along with husbands Prince Harry, 35, and Prince William, 37, will have to put on a “united front” as they take them on.
The Duchess of Sussex will be “forced” to work with the Duchess of Cambridge after the festive break
“The Queen turns 94 this year and there’s a plan in place to relieve her of her pressures, which is why she’s calling on the four to step up,” Kate added.
“Although the Cambridges and Sussexes have their own charities, I think the Queen’s move towards retirement will force them to work closely with each other.”
It comes after the couples very publicly parted ways earlier this year – with Meghan and Harry choosing to “split” with Kate and William and set up their own charitable foundation and Instagram account.
In October, the Duke of Sussex appeared to confirm “rift” rumours surrounding him and his older brother, the Duke of Cambridge, in an ITV documentary.
Along with their husbands Prince William and Prince Harry, the four royals will need to “step up”
Speaking to journalist Tom Bradby while on the South Africa royal tour, Harry said: “We’re certainly on different paths.”
The Sussexes have confirmed they will not be spending Christmas with the rest of the royal family at Sandringham.
It is thought the Queen is moving towards retirement on her 95th birthday in 18 months’ time
Last week, they posted on Instagram a quote about kindness – days before the monarch threw a family Christmas party at Buckingham Palace which they did not attend.