Prince Harry may not be eligible to run for Queen as State Counselor, in the event that she is incompetent or absent, as he does not live in the UK, according to an article. Congressional
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Prince Harry may not be eligible to run for Queen if she becomes incapacitated or absent because he does not currently live in the UK, a new parliamentary summary report states.
Residency rules show that the Duke of Sussex is ineligible, but Prince Andrew is still allowed to do so despite his alleged involvement with Jeffrey Epstein and his stripped of his HRH title.
Harry moved to the US in 2020 and has publicly criticized the Royal Family while speaking to US media.
Living in California, he chose to escape the regal life when he stated in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he needed to break the cycle for the sake of his children and get them out of the spotlight.
Harry has been stripped of his royal titles and may not be eligible to join the Queen as a State Counselor, it has been revealed following the publication of instructions, if the monarch is not available. , by the Library of the House of Representatives.
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There have been calls for more clarity about who can replace the Queen at Buckingham Palace, especially with the 95-year-old monarch recently unwell.
She becomes the latest royal to catch Covid but with mild symptoms she was able to speak to Boris Johnson in their weekly chat by phone.
With Harry choosing to leave and Andrew embroiled in scandal, Prince Edward and Princess Anne have been offered as possible alternatives to the Queen’s chair.
A government source told Daily mail : “There’s been a lot of buzz about Harry and Andrew and their roles as Counsel of State and it is felt that the key MPs have got all the facts. It has nothing to do with the pedestal. I’m sick.”
Due to incapacity or short absences, the Queen may appoint Counselors of State to carry out her royal duties.
Under the Regent Acts of 1937 and 1953, four separate situations involving the monarch were outlined and plans laid out should it arise.
It looks at where a monarch will be crowned before the age of 18, a situation where they become temporarily or permanently incapacitated or if the monarch is abroad.
It is stated that anyone running for Queen must first be a member of the Royal Family and possibly include the monarch’s spouse, or the next four successors to the throne.
Which means that since Prince Philip’s death, the Counselors have been Charles, William, Harry and Andrew.
Roles they may need to fill in the absence of the Queen will include giving royal assent to new laws or appointments.
But the 1937 Act stipulates that the person in the name must also live in the UK.
“Under the 1937 Act, the Counsel of State must reside in ‘some part’ of the UK,” said new guidance published in the Commons library.
It added that in the Regent Act 1943, a monarch could exclude a potential Adviser if he or she “appears to the Sovereign” that he or she will be absent from the UK for all or part of the period. time they are required.
The Mirror has contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/queen-could-strip-prince-harry-26314844 Queen 'could strip Prince Harry of key role because he doesn't live in UK'