Prince Charles vows he won't be a meddling monarch

Lewis Collier
November 8, 2018

"So of course I understand entirely how that should operate", he said. I'm not that stupid.

The Duchess of Cornwall described in the documentary how Charles was driven by the need to help others, saying: "He feels everything inside, that's why he gets things done".

When it is put to the Prince that some people see him as meddling, he replies: "Really?"

'But I've always been intrigued, if it's meddling to worry about the inner cities as I did 40 years ago and what was happening or not happening there - the conditions in which people were living.

In the documentary, Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70, which is due to air tonight, Harry speaks about those final few days before the wedding and how it came to be that Charles would walk his future daughter-in-law down the aisle.

As well as showing his official work there are amusing moments, as he's seen talking to turkeys on his Dumfries House estate, or going on an impromptu shopping spree in a market in Vanuatu, which leaves his team desperately trying to find local currency to pay for his purchases.

The Prince will also attend a British Council arts festival to celebrate Nigeria's thriving arts scene and mark the 75th anniversary of the British Council in Nigeria.

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The Duchess of Cornwall put on a glamorous display in a pale pink Anna Valentine gown and her Van Cleef & Arpels Snowflake earrings and pendant necklace, while her husband sported a black tux.

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Speaking for the first - and, aides insist, last - time on a subject that has dogged much of his time as Prince of Wales he says: 'I do realise it is a separate exercise being sovereign.

"As you can perhaps imagine, after very almost forty years of, as it were, "painting a picture" on what was then a totally blank canvas of a garden, it all means a great deal to me now", the Prince explained.

"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 gonna be there for us".

The second in line to the throne says: "There are so many things I admire about my father - his work ethic, his passions. but personally I want to be my own man and take my own style, my own passions and my own interests my way, and do things slightly differently".

"You only have to look at Shakespeare plays, Henry V or Henry IV part I and 2, to see the change that can take place". 'Cause when he's there, he's brilliant.

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