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Old 10-31-2016, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Melbourne View Post
The others I understand, but Privy Council? Does he actually sit as a member (or chair) of the Privy councel? (Do they even notify him?)
Well, the Privy Council has 600+ members, and a quorum is three; the meeting minutes indicate no more than four or five show up for regular meetings, so I doubt William attends very often. However, he, his father, and Camilla are all members and have attended at least on occasion. (William and Camilla were only appointed to the Council this past year; Charles joined decades ago.)

Part of the reason William was appointed is doubtless that the Privy Council serves as the Accession Council in the case of a demise of the Crown, and the present queen likely wants her heir's heir to be a part of that when the time comes.