• Prince William and Prince Charles will "be in touch as often as they need" even if the Cambridges move to Windsor, a royal expert says
  • Jonathan Sacerdoti said he believes the Cambridges' move to Windsor won't cause friction between the father and son
  • Prince Charles and his son have begun "working very closely" to plan the future of the monarchy, a report says

Prince William and Kate Middleton are leaving Kensington Palace for Windsor, but the move won't make working with Prince Charles difficult, according to a royal expert.

Royal correspondent, writer and journalist Jonathan Sacerdoti recently weighed in on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's reported plan to leave their London home base behind and move to Windsor, where Queen Elizabeth II resides, and how this may affect Prince William's working relationship with his father.

"I don't suppose it will [make things difficult]," Sacerdoti told Us Weekly. "Let's not forget, we’re not talking about millions of miles between [them]. … I think they’re probably able to see each other and be in touch as often as they need. They have offices and courtiers who work for them to help coordinate everything."

Prince William and Prince Charles' unity was on display during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations earlier this month. Sacerdoti said he believes that the Cambridges' move would only improve the communication between the father and son rather than cause friction between them.

"I think the tight coordination between the members of the family will only [make them] actually tighter and better rather than worse as a result of the move there," the British journalist explained. "There’s no way they’re going to do something now that would jeopardize their ability to keep in touch and, and keep a solid unified front in terms of how they face the world and carry out the activities that they're meant to."

The Prince of Wales, who is first in line for the throne, and his eldest son, who is second in line, have been stepping up and taking on more royal duties as Queen Elizabeth, 96, makes fewer appearances due to her health.

Prince Charles and Prince William have already begun "working very closely" to plan how they will rule when the time comes, an unnamed source told Us Weekly.

Both are interested in trimming down the monarchy because fewer people "means less drama," according to the insider.

They are also helping one another. Prince Charles has been teaching his son "the ins and outs of the royal family on a deeper level," while Prince William will help his father "come up with new, fresh ideas about modernizing the monarchy," the source added.

Meanwhile, another unnamed insider told the outlet earlier this month that Prince William and Middleton decided to move to Windsor because they want to "be closer to" the Queen and the duchess' mother, Carole Middleton.

The couple also considered the needs of their children — Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4 — while planning their future.

"Charlotte can go horse riding in the open air and George can play football on extensive grounds," the source said. "Louis loves being close to his great-grandma, and he’s going to take tennis lessons this summer."

Prince Charles, Kate Middleton and Prince William
Prince Charles, Kate Middleton and Prince William during a visit to Dumfries House on March 5, 2013 in Ayrshire, Scotland. Getty Images/Danny Lawson