Prince Charles, Prince William, Duchess Kate, Princess Charlotte and Prince George are among the real ones who attended the Trooping the Color ceremony in June.
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There was, according to one of two Prince of Wales The majority of the old trusted auxiliaries, a time when the heir of the throne would never publicly discuss their future as king. Even in private, the sensitive subject obtained a backup of Charles.
"For him, it meant having to think about his mother's death, and that was something he did not want to contemplate," said the impeccable source for years. But now, on the eve of the 70th birthday of Prince Carlos, it is a very different story. For the first time, Charles addressed the issue of becoming a sovereign in an innovative interview with the BBC that will be broadcast on the afternoon of the US on Thursday night. Talking to the TV producer John Bridcut, Carlos opens for the first time about being a king and says he will not be an intromedio monarch.
No documentary Prince, son and heir: Charles at the age of 70, Charles says that he acknowledges that the role of the sovereign is quite different from being the Prince of Wales, and he wants to stop campaigning on the environment, architecture and homeopathy when he is on the throne. "I'm not so stupid," he says. "I realize that it is a separate exercise being sovereign. So, of course, I fully understand how it should work. I try to make sure that what I did was not a political supporter, but I think it's vital to remember that there is only space for one sovereign at the same time, and not two. "
He continues: "You can not be the same as the sovereign if he is the Prince of Wales or the heir. But the idea that I am going to work exactly the same way, if I have to succeed, it's absurd because the two situations are completely different."
Drawing up comparisons with one of his favorite playwrights, he says: "You just have to look at the works of Shakespeare, Henry V ou Enrique IV Parts 1 and 2, to see the change that may occur. Because if you become the sovereign, then you will play the role as expected. So, of course, I can not do the same things he did as an heir. Of course, it operates within the constitutional parameters. But it's a different function. I think people have forgotten that the two are very different. "
Charles is the longest Prince of Wales in history and is known for being a campaign prince and even intromised, with controversial views on agriculture, the environment and architecture, and the habit of sending "Notes of black spider" to politicians.
"I always wonder what is the intrusion?" Says Charles in the documentary, in response to those critics. "I mean, I always thought it was motivating. But I've always been intrigued, if I was troubled by worrying about the inner cities as I did 40 years ago and what was happening or not happening there, the conditions in which people lived, if this is in a hurry, I am very proud of it.
Bridcut received access to Charles during the past year and the documentary is intimate and revealing. Charles is revealed as an addict to the work that is at his table until the first hours and often numbs a note stuck in front of him.
Camila and Princes William e Harry They were also interviewed for the show, in which Prince William said he would like his father to spend more time with his grandchildren, Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, three, e Prince Louis, six months
Appealing Charles to slow down, William says: "I would like it to have more time with the children … Having more time with him at home would be lovely and be able to play with the grandchildren, because when it's there, it's brilliant. But we need it there possible ".
The Duchess of Cornwall says that her husband knows and understands her destiny and describes it as a grandfather in her hand, saying that her grandchildren "absolutely adore" when reading her Harry Potter books in the voices of the characters.
Finally, Charles describes himself as a "risk taker" when it comes to a part of his public work. The prince bought Dumfries House, the Scottish manor house with a loan of £ 20 million, and the project has become a prosperous charity center. "Taking the risks," says Charles, "I think living dangerously."
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