PRINCE CHARLES is a greater “danger” to the future of the Royal Family than the newly-independent Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, opinion columnist Rita Panahi claimed.
Prince Charles is first in line to the throne and is expected to take on the Crown from his mother the Queen when Her Majesty passes away. The departure of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from the Royal Family sparked concerns about the future of the monarchy but opinion columnist Rita Panahi suggested the Prince of Wales poses a bigger danger to the family than the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Ms Panahi suggested Charles’ tendency to be “political” could affect his future reign.
Speaking to Sky News Australia, the opinion columnist said: “I think Prince Charles is far more danger to the future of the monarchy than Harry and Meghan.
“At the end of the day, Harry is sixth in line to the throne, they’re out, they’re extra royals. Don’t need them.
“Prince Charles, he is the next king and these royals live a long time, he might be king for a good 20-30 years. I don’t think the monarchy can survive the reign of a Prince Charles, a King Charles I should say.”
Ms Panahi insisted the Queen should make arrangements for Prince William to succeed her to keep the Prince of Wales from “polluting” the Royal Family with his political views.
Prince Charles is a greater “danger” to the Royal Family than Harry and Meghan, Panahi claimed (Image: GETTY)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sparked fears over the future of the Royal Family when they announced they would quit (Image: GETTY)
She continued: “If they had any sense, they would skip him and go straight to William and then we’ve got the lovely George.
“Charles cannot help himself, he’s so political, he’s so willing to allow his politics to pollute his role as a member of the Royal Family.”
Prince Charles was heavily criticised in the past after he was revealed to have had an intense correspondence with Cabinet ministers and politicians over his reign as Prince of Wales.
The “Black Spider memos” included discussions on a wide range of issues including climate change, farming, and sustainability.
Prince Charles has come under fire over correspondence with Cabinet ministers and politicians (Image: GETTY)
Some members of the public have called on Charles to have his eldest son William become King (Image: GETTY)
The Prince of Wales has emerged through the years as an outspoken advocate for the environment and last month launched a new scheme with the World Economic Forum to promote efforts to create more sustainable markets.
In a speech launching the new initiative, Prince Charles also warned of the dangers of a warming planet and the “devastating loss of biodiversity” are among the greatest threats to mankind today.
Despite his calls for a revolutionary overhaul of the global economy, including the introduction of “green taxes”, Prince Charles chose to travel to the 700 miles (1,100km) to Switzerland on a private jet.
A poll conducted by Express.co.uk last month found a majority of the 13,547 respondents think Prince Charles has become “too political” for his role.
Prince Charles is expect to take on the crown after the death of Queen Elizabeth II (Image: GETTY)
Prince Charles is expected to be succeeded by Prince William and later on Prince George (Image: EXPRESS.CO.UK)
The poll found 61.1 percent (8,141 readers) believe the Prince of Wales should step aside in favour of Prince William, while 38.4 percent (5,201 readers) believe he should be the next king. Just 1.5 percent (205 readers) chose the “don’t know” option.
One reader said: “William is classy, loving and respectful to the British people. Three beautiful children and very hard-working. What’s not to love?
“Charles eventually got his dream life but he is far too political. A head of state needs to care but not interfere.”
Another reader commented: “Charles has shown himself too political to be allowed to become King.”
A third person wrote: “Charles should rightly become King but, as head of state, should not become involved in politics.”
But the Queen’s former press secretary Dickie Arbiter had warned skipping a generation sets a “dangerous precedent”.
He said: “Skipping a generation sets a dangerous precedent and could lead to calls for Prince George, who would be in his late sixties or seventies by the time his father’s reign came to an end, to step aside for his heir, be it a son or a daughter.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK