Queen Elizabeth reportedly tells grandchildren Prince William and Harry to stop 'soul-baring'


The queen doesn't have time to mess around.

Following Prince Philips' shocking retirement announcement after 70 years of service, Queen Elizabeth has reportedly told Prince William and Prince Harry to stop "soul-baring" and be more stately like their grandfather.

The queen's husband is retiring from his duties in the fall, so she's now relying on the younger royals to step up and put more on their plate.

The royal brothers, alongside William's wife Duchess Kate, have spent the past couple of weeks aggressively campaigning for their mental health charity Heads Together.

In a series of interviews, William and Harry opened up about the death of their mother Princess Diana. Likewise, Duchess Kate also got candid about the struggles of motherhood, revealing that it can be lonely at times. The media campaign showed a softer, more personal side of the royals the public rarely sees.

"As successful as that campaign was, it might be that soul-baring isn't what Buckingham Palace is looking for," a royal source told the Sunday Times. "The direct impact [of Prince Philip's retirement] will be that the Cambridges will be expected to step up and undertake more state business and do less of their campaign work."

Philip's retirement is also well-timed with Prince William's move back to London in the fall. William, Kate and their kiddos have been primarily based in Norfolk, but will move back to the nation's capital as the couple takes on more royal duties.