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Prince Charles won't 'meddle' when he becomes king

Prince Charles won't 'meddle' when he becomes king

The full documentary, Prince, Son & Heir: Charles at 70 will air on BBC One on Thursday evening.

Prince Charles has become well known over the years for his strong views on issues such as climate change, the environment, architecture and support for young people.

His comments will likely appease British politicians who have anxious about the heir's activism in the past.

The BBC has been given exclusive access over the last 12 months to film Prince Charles, who turns 70 on 14 November.

As time goes on, eyes are turning to the heir apparent to try and glean what kind of king he will be.

In another scene, producers asked the duchess whether Charles often thinks about becoming king.

The Prince of Wales has been championing environmental and social issues for many years and the Duchess of Cornwall said he was "pretty impatient" to get things done. He was recently awarded the GQ Editor's Lifetime Achievement Award For Services To Philanthropy.

Camilla told the BBC his drive to get things done spurred his activism.

The Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne, Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, have arrived in Abuja.




The great and good of European royalty are set to gather in London next week to mark the Prince of Wales' landmark 70th birthday. "I go, 'We only need one light, we don't need like six'".

But he will accept the responsibilities and the limitations the role of sovereign will bestow on him. "But it's a different function". "I think people by now would have been rather fed up if I hadn't, I would have thought", he said.

Aww! Who doesn't love time with their grandpa?!

Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II immediately following her father King George VI's death in 1952.

USA -born journalist Catherine Mayer wrote in a 2015 biography that his passions had caused disquiet at Buckingham Palace and with the queen herself, with royal courtiers fearing Charles would pursue a radical style of monarchy.

"I'm not that stupid", he said. "So, of course, I understand entirely how that should operate", he said.

And Camilla also opens up about one of the most touching moments of the wedding - when Charles held hands with Meghan's mum Doria.

Hopeful that the upcoming birthday will encourage Charles to slow down, William said "Now that he's reached his 70th year, it's the ideal time to consolidate a little bit". "Err, no, that is what I wanted to say but erm...and I was very grateful for him to be able to do that".

On the very first day of the trip, she stepped out in a white Karen Gee dress, causing the designer's website to crash by 9.20am.


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