A royal biographer claims that Queen Camilla may be driving King Charles’ plans to slash personnel in a big shakeup.
According to reports, King Charles III is planning to reduce up to 20% of his middle-management employees.
Queen Camilla and the reigning monarch believe they employ too many staff employees who perform similar responsibilities.
However, royal biographer Angela Levin claims that Camilla is pushing the hardest for this because she generally works with significantly fewer personnel.
She told GB News host Patrick Christys: “I think it’s a very interesting thing. The Sovereign Grant is £86.3million which the Government gives them, which means each of us has to pay £1.29.
“I think this has to do with the King marrying someone who isn’t from royal stock. “I know Camilla, I wrote her biography. She isn’t someone who is very flashy and wants loads of staff hanging around her, she is used to running her own home, and she still does to a certain extent.
“I think she feels that it is a waste, and she doesn’t need all those people. I’m sure Charles is used to it.”
Staff layoffs are almost certain, according to royal expert Robert Jobson, but Charles wants things done his way. He said: “He’s [King Charles] now the boss, he’s in charge.
“And he wants certain things to be done his way. So the scaling back I think will be done on staff, where you don’t need so many people. They’ve got lots of people who are assistants to assistants to assistants in the royal household. And they will try to cut that right back.
“And they are I think now we’ve had the period of transition, and the crowning with the Coronation, both in Britain and in England and then Scotland, it’s now time to show that he can start doing that. And I think that is what is going to happen.”
Charles is said to have long aspired to streamline and modernize the monarchy, with claimed cuts affecting Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, Sandringham, and Balmoral in particular.
The king is said to recognize that to attain a leaner setup, staffing must be reduced. He is also supposed to be acutely conscious of the enormous financial burden placed on taxpayers by the Royal Household.
According to an insider, “There is a real feeling that the staffing at all the palaces is too heavy.”
They also stated that there are far too many “assistants to assistants,” with Charles and Camilla preferring to pay employees a living wage from head to toe while employing fewer people.
According to the insider, Charles and Camilla questioned why there are cooks for them and others for workers when there might be a single set of culinary personnel for everyone.