How Prince William and Prince Harry will fit into Charles' plans for the new 'modern monarchy'

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Prince William and Prince Harry have always had a close bond since childhood. As they’ve taken on more royal responsibilities, the pair have worked together on a number of charity projects, including their Heads Together campaign.

Their wives Kate and Meghan are also involved in the Royal Foundation – the umbrella organisation for all of their work. Reporters across the globe have dubbed them the ‘fab four,’ and their camaraderie is seen as the driving force behind catapulting the monarchy into the 21st century.

In contrast, Prince Charles does not appear to have the same kind of relationship with his younger siblings, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

Meghan, Harry, William and Kate are incredibly close (Getty)

The future King is reportedly in favour of a “slimmed down” monarchy when he ascends the throne, and this has allegedly caused friction between him and Prince Andrew, in particular.

“We’re seeing the new model monarchy that Prince Charles favours, that’s to say he wants the concentration on the narrower Royal Family,” royal historian and author Ted Powell tells Yahoo UK’s ‘The Royal Box’.

“Prince Charles, then the two sons and their families, I think they are going to be the central focus – they’ve earned it.”

While there have been reports that William and Harry are planning to “split” Kensington Palace into two courts for their growing families, the foursome will continue to work together to support their charity work. 

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