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

Oskar Aanmoen

Oskar Aanmoen Senior Europe Correspondent

Camilla then spoke fondly of the moment that later went viral - Prince Charles holding Doria's hand as they walked into the private room to sign the registry.

It is popular belief that some first class kings are only to step out on very rare occasions as most people were required to visit them at their palace, given the power of their crown and throne. But all that may change the minute he dons the crown as king, because he also tells filmmaker John Bridcut, who's shadowed him for the past year, that it's "nonsense" to expect him to remain as vocal once he takes over the royal top spot from his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

When asked if his campaigning in public on certain issues would continue, he replied: "No, it won't".

"As they say out here: 'If life dey show you pepper, my guy, make pepper soup, '" meaning to "make something good out of a bad experience" or "life is what you make it".

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News, Prince Harry couldn't help but gush about Charles' reaction to being asked in BBC One's documentary called Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70.

With The Prince of Wales' 70th birthday approaching on November 14, it's understandable why these brothers want their dad - who already has three grandkids and another one on the way - to put work on the back burner for a bit.

The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II - formally known as the Prince of Wales - has always been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. I'm not that stupid, I do realise that it is a separate exercise being sovereign.

In a documentary for the BBC, the prince said he will stop speaking out on topics he feels strongly about when he becomes king, adding that "he is not that stupid".

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"So, clearly. I won't be able to do the same things I've done you know as heir, so of course you operate within the. the constitutional parameters. When he is there, he's brilliant, but we need him there as much as possible".

Anti-monarchy campaigners Republic said: "Charles has routinely abused his position of power, privately lobbying cabinet ministers and influencing government policy with his own political agenda".

The Prince of Wales has not enjoyed the same public affection and the tabloids occasionally take shots at him for seeming distant and aloof.

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Speaking in a recording for the new exhibition "A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex", she shared: "It was Harry's choice entirely and I think a really lovely piece".

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