All Hail King Charles! The 69-Year-Old Royal Declares What People Should Expect Once He Takes Over The Throne
November 8, 2018 15:56 By Fabiosa
Prince Charles has been warming up the idea of becoming the King for a very long time now. The 69-year-old royal is set to take over the coveted title after he succeeds his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. In this case, the Prince of Wales will become the oldest royal to be crowned in British history, but he believes this fact plays in his favor.
In the documentary Queen of the World, the king-to-be explained that he's been preparing to rule Britain his entire life and understands what it requires:
Minding about other people, minding about what happens in this country and the Commonwealth, and that's the only way, all the masses of people who need to be encouraged and thanked.
And now that the title is so close Charles can almost feel it, he reveals exactly what kind of king he's going to be.
Fair King Charles
A recent documentary made in honor of Charles' 70th birthday, Prince, Son and Heir – Charles at 70, tackles the big question of what should everyone expect from him once he takes over the throne. Many politicians are concerned that he will meddle in the Ministry's business as he was previously guilty of. But Charles assures that he understands the difference between being the Prince of Wales and King Charles:
I do realise it is a separate exercise being sovereign. So of course I understand entirely how that should operate. You can't be the same as the sovereign if you're the Prince of Wales or the heir. But the idea somehow that I'm going to go on exactly the same way, if I have to succeed, is complete nonsense because the two situations are completely different.
When asked about whether he plans on influencing the ministers, Charles was slightly offended by the question and brushed it off with "I'm not that stupid."
He promises to always work in agreement with the ministers and follow his mother's example of a brilliant ruling.
Overall, Charles is excited about the prospects of being the King and all the challenges that go along with it:
You have to make of it what you feel is right. There's nothing laid down – that's what makes it so interesting, challenging and of course complicated.
And it might happen sooner than we all think. Royal correspondent Robert Jobson suggests in his book that the Queen is planning to abdicate in three years when she turns 95 years old.
There's still time for Prince Charles to learn as much as he can to become a worthy replacement for Her Majesty.