Prince Charles has two stepchildren from his marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles.

Some royal fans are wondering what will happen to Laura Lopes and Tom Parker Bowles’ status within the royal family when their stepdad becomes king. On the online forum site Quora, one British family enthusiast said that it is highly likely for Camilla’s children’s status to change but not royally.

Elizabeth Davies, a history graduate from the University of Liverpool, said that Lopes and Tom’s social status would rise among their circles. However, their official status won’t change because they are not considered royals. Lopes and Tom will most likely be invited to attend some royal family events and gatherings but they will not become official members of the British clan.

Christian Berle, a graduate from George Washington University, noted the fact that Prince Charles had already expressed his desire to limit the size and expenses associated with the royal household. This is why it’s unlikely for his stepchildren’s status to change.

“My guess is that since they’d likely be appearing with their mother, the Queen Consort, they would have a designated staffer or two and potentially protection if the government feel it’s warranted. As they are not in the line of succession, they cannot be councilors of state, so we will never be charged with performing royal duties,” he said.

Elizabeth Anne Nield echoed the previous statement by saying that Lopes and Tom’s status will most likely not change when Prince Charles becomes King.

“As King, Charles will be the fount of all honors so he might bestow titles on his stepchildren – not HRH, but he could choose to make them life peers or something like that, I suppose,” she said.

Jane Marsee said that she doubts that Prince Charles would ever become King and said that Camilla won’t also hold another royal title than what she is carrying now. As of late, Queen Elizabeth II is still the reigning monarch.

Prince Charles, Camilla Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the reopening of Hillsborough Castle on April 09, 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photo: Getty Images/Chris Jackson