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‘Prince Harry must be removed as Counsellor of State – and it’s not due to the royal feud’ | Royal | News

At the moment, these are Queen Camilla, Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince Andrew and Princess Beatrice.

In late 2022, Charles proposed that his siblings, Princess Anne and Prince Edward, be named additional Counsellors of State too.

It is understood that whilst the King remains “wholly positive” about his treatment and “looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible”, his engagements with the public will be reduced.

Even though he has not summoned any Counsellors as of yet, it is expected that senior working members of the Firm will step up to help with public duties.

And now royal historian Marlene Koenig suggests that Prince Harry should be removed as a Counsellor due to the “issue of residence”.

She explained to Express.co.uk: “The reason why I feel Harry should be removed as Counsellor of State is based on the issue of residence.

“A Counsellor of State must be domiciled in the UK. Harry ceased to be a resident of the UK when he lost his lease to Frogmore Cottage.

“However, it has been made clear that only working royals will serve as Counsellors of State. This was made clear when Charles asked for special legislation to add Anne and Edward as Counsellors of State for their lifetimes.”

The royal historian went on to add that since only working members of the Firm can act as Counsellors, Harry, Andrew and Beatrice will not be asked to serve.

She continued: “If Harry is removed, Princess Eugenie becomes a Counsellor of State, but she too will not be asked if there are occasions when Counsellors of State are needed.

“There is a pool of four to choose from: the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and the Duke of Edinburgh.”


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