How likely is it for Zara Tindall to step into a working royal role?

Royal Ascot 2024 - Thursday
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If you follow any of the royal family news then you already know that 2024 has been a rough year for the monarchy. Not only was the king diagnosed with cancer, but Princess Catherine has also had her own cancer battle to deal with. And while she may not be a working royal, Sarah Ferguson was also diagnosed with a second form of cancer back in January.

Of course, with both the king and the Princess of Wales dealing with cancer, their spouses were left to care for them, essentially removing them from the roster of working royals as well. And while both Queen Camilla and Prince William did in fact do some royal engagements, they have certainly cut back on them due to their spouses' health.

With King Charles implementing a slimmed down monarchy, that left Princess Anne, Prince Edward, Duchess Sophie, Prince Richard (the Duke of Gloucester), Duchess Brigitte, Prince Edward (the Duke of Kent), and Princess Alexandra as the only working royals still available for duty. And then on June 23 Princess Anne suffered a head injury that left her concussed and suffering from minor memory loss. Unsurprisingly, she will not be performing royal duties until she has been medically cleared.

This leaves us down another working royal and with a number of much older royals having to keep the monarchy going in terms of those public engagements. So what does that mean for Zara Tindall?

Could Zara Tindall step up to become a working royal?

Considering the current state of the "slimmed down monarchy" it makes sense for another member of the royal family to step up. And it also makes sense for it to be someone who is younger than most of the current working royals.

As the daughter or Princess Anne, often dubbed the hardest working royal, Zara Tindall has been raised in service to the crown. And while she was obviously allowed to make her own way and not required to work for the monarchy, that doesn't mean that we don't know who she is and she has certainly not stayed out of the public eye.

Recently, GB News reported that there have been calls to have Tindall step into that working royal role, as she is said to be rather popular with the British public. And while she does not currently represent the king at public engagements, we have certainly seen her take part in a number of more official outings. In fact, when Queen Elizabeth II was alive, she was one of the royals who would get to stand on the balcony during Trooping the Colour.

Zara Tindall is an Olympic medalist in Equestrian for Great Britain, has repeatedly shown that she can step up and be a leader, and she has also done plenty of royal engagements. She joined her cousin, Prince William, at a recent garden party to help support him, and she has also shown up at events like Royal Ascot and the holiday walkabouts. She may be representing the royal family privately right now, but she is doing so in a way that proves that she has what it takes to be a working royal.

Honestly, with her mother having to step back from work it would make sense for Tindall to step up as a working royal in support of both Princess Anne and King Charles. And while we actually do expect that she might move into a working royal role when Prince William takes the throne, it makes even more sense for her to do so now, when the monarchy seems to need fresh blood.

What do you think of Zara Tindall stepping into a working royal role? Do you think it would make a difference?

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