Kate Middleton faces 'painful dilemma' as her children will carry burden of ensuring the monarchy's future, says royal expert

KATE Middleton faces a "painful dilemma" as her kids will carry the burden of ensuring the monarchy's future, a royal expert has claimed.

George, Charlotte and Louis will be under "intense pressure" to fulfil duties as they get older thanks to dwindling numbers in the Firm, according to Daniela Elser.

The royal commentator reckons the three youngsters won't be given the same freedoms as Harry and Meghan, and therefore their children Archie and Lilibet – despite the aging workforce.

And when George one day becomes king, demand on Charlotte and Louis will really ramp up.

Writing in the New Zealand Herald, Elser questioned how Kate must be feeling as mother when faced with such an uncertain future.

She said: "The pressure on them is going to be intense to help ensure the survival of the British monarchy, an institution which can be easily traced back to the ninth century.


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"Imagine having the weight of more than 1,200 hundred years of history constantly on your shoulders.

"It must be painful for Kate to know that while other kids look at the future with goggle-eyed wonder, her children's paths look set in Portland stone."

Elser added: "One thing that has never been speculated about or reported on in any of the approximately 8,774,573,498 stories about Megxit are any concerns they might have had leaving the Royal family short-staffed.

"There is no way that I can see that, at this stage, Charlotte and Louis will have anywhere near the latitude and freedom to ever make a similar choice.

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"The only possible candidates to step in and help [George] carry the burden here are his siblings, meaning that like it or not, all three of the Cambridge children could very well be dragooned into working royal life whether they fancy the gig or not.

"That simple joy of imagining what you might be when you grow up is a privilege George, and very possibly Charlotte and Louis, will never really get."

Previously, the list of working royals was extensive, with several options for any engagement.

But the Sussexes' departure from royal life left a gap in the tally, only made wider by the death of Prince Philip, and Andrew being stripped of his royal title, military honours and all patronages amid his sex assault settlement.

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie also now largely stay out of royal engagements.

And other figures such as the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester are all went into their 70s and 80s.

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It leaves the likely number of working royals during Charles, William and George's reigns very low.

Elser said: "Can you imagine any other organisation or company in the world where the CEO is 96 and still expected to work 363 days a year and where the majority of employees are over the age of 70?"

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