Prince Charles, Prince William, Duchess Kate, Princess Charlotte and Prince George are among the royals who attended the Troopos Color Ceremony in June.
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It was one of Prince of Wales most trusted former assistants, a time when the throne reinforcer would never publicly discuss his future as a king. Even private, got the sensitive topic of Charles's backup.
"To him, it meant that one had to think about the death of his mother, and that was something he would not consider," said the impeccable source years ago. But now, before Prince Charles 70's, it's a completely different story. For the first time, Charles has raised the issue of becoming sovereign in a groundbreaking interview with the BBC that will be broadcast in U.K. Thursday night. Talking to the TV producer John Bridcut, Charles opens for the first time to be king and says he will not be a coinciding monarch.
In the documentary Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70, Charles says that he acknowledges that the sovereign role is quite different from being the prince of Wales, and he promises to stop fighting the environment, the architecture and homeopathy as he stands on the throne. "I'm not so stupid," he says. "I realize that it is a separate exercise that is superb. So I clearly understand how it will work. I've tried to make sure everything I've done has been non-political, but I think it's important to come Remember, there is only room for one sovereign at a time, not two. "
He continues:" You can not be the same as the sovereign if you are the prince of Wales or the heir. But the idea in some way that I'm going to go exactly the same, if I have to succeed, is complete nonsense because the two situations are completely different. "
Drawing comparisons with one of his favorite dramatists, he says," You just have to watch the Shakespeare Games, Henry V or Henry IV Part 1 and 2, to see the change as can take place. Because if you become superb, you play the role in the way it is expected. Clearly, I will not be able to do the same things that I have done as a heir. Of course, you work within the constitutional parameters. But that's another function. I think people have forgotten that the two are very different. "
Charles is the longest serving prince in Wales in history and is famous for being a campaign prince and even a mix with controversial views on agriculture, the environment and architecture and a habit of sending " black spider grandmother " to politicians.
"I always wonder what corruption is?" Charles says in the documentary in response to the critics. "I mean, I always thought it was motivating. But I have always been fascinated if it contributes to worry about the inner cities that I did 40 years ago and what happened or not happening there-the conditions in which people lived-if it's involved, I am very proud of it. "
Bridcut had access to Charles during the past year and the documentary is intimate and revealing. Charles is revealed as a teacher who is standing at his desk until the early hours and often falls asleep with a memo stuck on the forehead.
Camilla and Princes William and Harry and Harry ] were also interviewed for the program where Prince William says that he wants his father to spend more time Prince Charles, six months.
Appeals to Charles to slow down, says William: Prince Charles, Five, Princess Charlotte, Three and ] Prince Louis, "I would like him to have more time with the kids. . . . Having more time with him at home would be wonderful and be able to play with the grandchildren. Because when he is there he is brilliant. But we need him as much as possible. "
The Duke of Cornwall says that her husband knows and understands her fate and describes him as a handsfig grandfather who says that her grandson" absolutely loves "it as he reads Harry Potter books in the characters' voices.
Finally, Charles describes himself as a "risk taker" in some of his public works. The Prince bought Dumfries House, the Scottish state home with a £ 20 million loan, and the project has since been transformed into a thriving charity center. "After taking risks," Charles says, "I believe in living dangerous."
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