Following the death of Queen Elizabeth in September, there has been a significant “personnel” reshuffle in the British royal family. Prince Charles became the new reigning king, his consort Queen, Camilla, while Prince William and Kate Middleton inherited the titles of Welsh and a multi-billion-dollar fortune. Last weekend, Buckingham Palace posted the first official portrait of the “magnificent four” on social media. The photo was taken on the eve of Elizabeth’s funeral, which took place on September 19 in London, so in the frame the monarchs pose in mourning outfits.
It should be noted that the Welsh children are also well aware that after their great-grandmother’s death their roles in the royal family hierarchy have changed. For example, 9-year-old Prince George, now second in line to the throne, defends himself against attacks from his classmates by saying that his daddy will be king sooner or later.
Kate and William officially returned to their royal duties last week. They first met staff at Windsor Castle and volunteers who took part in organising the Queen’s farewell, and a few days later travelled for the first time in the titles of Wales to the county of the same name.