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King Charles’s eye may be on a slimmed down monarchy but it could already be too late for the British royal family

Pankaj Mishra


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King Charles is believed to have plans to slim down the British monarchy, which may have repercussions for the Prince of Wales and other members of the royal family. Photo: Hannah McKay

King Charles is believed to have plans to slim down the British monarchy, which may have repercussions for the Prince of Wales and other members of the royal family. Photo: Hannah McKay

King Charles is believed to have plans to slim down the British monarchy, which may have repercussions for the Prince of Wales and other members of the royal family. Photo: Hannah McKay

Watched by millions around the world, the funeral of Queen Elizabeth demonstrated the enduring glamour of Britain’s hereditary order.

As recession looms, however, and the pound sinks to its lowest in nearly four decades, it is time to ask: Can the monarchy reform fast and radically enough to adapt to an age of social and economic breakdown?


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