The Royal Family is facing a very “serious situation” when it comes to the line of succession, a commentator has claimed. Despite stepping down from his senior role in the monarchy, Prince Harry is still sixth in line to the throne. Evening Standard Royal Editor Robert Jobson spoke to BBC Breakfast about the “constitutional crisis” that could occur.
He told viewers: “I think it’s time the Royal Family woke up to the situation that [Meghan and Harry are] not coming back.
“They need to be taken out of the line of succession.
“I also think that you’ve got to remember that, in this Covid pandemic, that we’re only a couple of breaths away from a constitutional crisis.
“We have a very old Queen, both the Prince of Wales and Prince William have suffered with Covid.”
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Mr Jobson continued: “What would we have? Prince Harry as regent to Prince George?
“There are bigger issues here than personalities.
“What is the position in terms of the constitutional monarchy?
“It’s not about personalities, it’s a much more serious situation than that.”
The Government would have to step in to remove him from the list.
The warnings comes after the announcement that he and Meghan will be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey.
The three will sit down for a 90-minute special to be aired on US television network CBS on March 7.
According to CBS, the talk will cover “everything from stepping into life as a Royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure”.