The Prince of Wales will assume the traditional role of the Duke of Edinburgh as royal consort.

Queen Elizabeth II is expected to hand over the role of her late husband, Prince Philip, to her son, Prince Charles.

The Sun reported that the Prince of Wales will take on the traditional role of the Duke of Edinburgh as royal consort, alongside the Queen during the State Opening of Parliament.

The late royal, who died aged 99 earlier this month, took a step back from his royal duties after his retirement in 2016, so this won’t be the first time the Duke of Cornwall has accompanied his mother at the inauguration of Parliament.

An insider informed The Sun that Charles is expected to take “a more important and active role.”

“It is a clear sign that the Queen does not want the crown to skip a generation and that Prince Charles will begin to take on an even larger role in royal life,” said the source.

“There will be a visible show of support for the Queen by older family members at future events, and the opening of Parliament is no exception,” they added.