Britain’s Prince Charles says: I won’t meddle when I am king

Joann Johnston
November 9, 2018

The documentary captures the future king in private and public, from feeding vegetable scraps to his chickens and collecting their eggs at his Highgrove home in Gloucestershire, to visiting Australia's Great Barrier reef to highlight climate change, and Caribbean islands recently devastated by a hurricane.

The comments, which come from a one-hour BBC documentary, "Prince, Son And Heir: Charles At 70", mark the first time he has publicly addressed concerns that he could be a meddling monarch.

Prince, Son And Heir: Charles At 70 will be screened on Thursday at 9pm on BBC One.

Charles has been criticised in the past for his views on topics such as the environment or architecture, dubbed as meddling by critics.

"If it's meddling to worry about the inner cities as I did 40 years ago. if that's meddling, I'm very proud of it", he said. I'm not that stupid, I do realise that it is a separate exercise being sovereign.

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"I would like him to have more time with the children", William says of his father.

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When asked if his public campaigning would continue after he succeeds his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

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"They were disappointed. Meghan cried, I'm sure, she did cry, and they both said, 'Take care of yourself, we are really anxious about you, '" he said on ITV's "Good Morning Britain" in June. "And I would love to tell him to pace himself, but I'm afraid that's not gonna happen".

He says: "I asked him to and I think he knew it was coming and he immediately said "yes, of course, I'll do whatever Megan needs and I'm here to support you".

" I need hardly say that I hope, very much, that I might return before too long".

The Duke continued: "For him that's a fantastic opportunity to step up and be that support, and you know he's our father so of course he's going to be there for us. You only have to look at Shakespeare plays, "Henry V" or 'Henry IV, Part 1 and 2, ' to see the change that can take place - because if you become the sovereign, then you play the role in the way that it is expected", he said.

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