It sounds like Prince Charles, who was only recently here in New Zealand, is gearing up to step into leadership of the Monarch.
With the Queen not far off turning 95, multiple reports have said that Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son will be stepping up to control the day-to-day royal affairs while she remains Monarch.
Her Majesty will turn 95 in 18 months - the same age at which her husband Prince Philip withdrew from his public duties. There is talk among courtiers that she may use the milestone to allow her son to become Prince Regent, the Sun reports.
The Queen has been gradually reducing the number of public engagements she attends from 332 in 2016 to a 283 in 2018.