King Charles is reportedly planning to amend the law to ban members of the royal family who do not work for the crown from being councillors.

It is about Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice and her father Prince Andrew.

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenia of York / Photo: Getty Images

The 1937 Regency Act states that the monarch's wife and four adults in line to the throne can act as state advisers.

Advisors can replace the monarch in case of unwellness, writes the Mirror.

In the final years of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, these roles were filled by the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of Sussex and the Duke of York, as well as the Duke of Edinburgh before his death.

Prince Edward (the king's brother), King Charles III and Prince William (the king's son) / Photo: Associated Press

King Charles III's ascension to the throne means that Queen Consort Camilla, as the King's wife, and Princess Beatrice, as the next adult in line to the throne, are eligible to become Councilors of State.

It is believed that the king is keen to take appropriate steps to change the law as soon as possible, and his wife Queen Consort Camilla, brother Prince Edward and brother's wife Sophie, as well as sister Princess Anne and Crown Prince William could hold these positions as advisers of state, which was logical, as they all continue to work for the crown.

Prince Andrew and Sophie, Countess of Wessex / Photo: Associated Press

There could also be a wider reform that would try to clearly define the position of working and non-working royals.

If the new requirements are not focused exclusively on the line of succession, perhaps Catherine of Wales, Princess of Wales, could be included in this list.

Queen Consort Camilla, Princess of Wales Kate with children Sophie Countess of Wessex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex / Photo: Getty Images

Councilors of State are rarely called upon, although in recent years they have sometimes been needed.

For example, Prince Charles and Prince William attended the State Opening of Parliament in May 2022 as they stood in for Queen Elizabeth II, who was unwell.

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