Prince Charles left facing ‘difficult time’ without Queen

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PRINCE CHARLES faced a difficult upbringing as the future King when he was always the centre of attention but rarely saw his mother, Queen Elizabeth II as she was on tour.

Prince Charles, 71, was often left with nannies as a child while the Queen would be on royal tours. Royal experts believe his early years were very challenging as they detailed the young prince’s life on Channel 5 documentary, Charles and Camilla: King and Queen in waiting. The Prince of Wales is said to have felt a huge amount of pressure as he wanted to do well at everything.

Journalist Claudia Joseph told the Channel 5 documentary: “Charles didn’t spend a lot of time with his mother in the early years.

“She went off on tour and left the children alone with nannies and governesses.”

Royal commentator Emily Andrews added: “He really wanted to do well at everything, he didn’t want to put a foot wrong.

“It must have been really, really challenging.”

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Prince Charles faced a difficult upbringing as the future King (Image: GETTY)

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The Queen would often be on royal tour when Charles was a child (Image: PA)

Expert Richard Fitzwilliams noted: “There is little doubt that his early years and his years at school were a very difficult time for him.

“He also found that he was the centre of so much attention that made him realise that in his particular position, there would always be a fascination in everything he did.”

Prince Charles has been stepping up to the plate as the Queen winds down on her royal duties.

Royal expert Katie Nicholl explained the Queen ‘cannot go on forever’.

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Prince Charles was often left with nannies as a child (Image: GETTY)

Ms Nicholl told ET: “The Palace is keen to play down rumours of the Queen retiring or even scaling back.

“But the reality is that we have seen Prince Charles and the Cambridges stepping up to the plate more now than ever before.”

She went on to explain how Kate and William have been letting their guard down during the pandemic.

The expert added: “We’re seeing them letting their guard down and that is a result of what we are going through.

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Line of succession (Image: EXPRESS)

“We are a nation in the middle of a crisis and it’s times like this we turn to the royal family for support, comfort and hope.

And, I think the Cambridges have really stepped up to the plate providing a nice dose of entertainment for us, and of course it’s a real treat for royal fans seeing so much of the Cambridge children.

“It’s uplifting for Britain, particularly for royalists, to see what the future of the royal family is going to look like.

“The royal family has gone to great lengths not to be seen to be aloof or distant or unrelatable.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK