Prince Charles to face major struggle when King as he grapples with ‘uncomfortable’ past


PRINCE CHARLES’ “uncomfortable” past could result in him dividing opinion as King according to a royal historian.

Royal expert Piers Brendon told ITV’s documentary Inside the Crown: Secrets of the Royals that Prince Charles has uncomfortable baggage that Queen Elizabeth II never had when she became Monarch. Mr Bredon also stated that Prince Charles’s “rackety past” could lead to the Prince of Wales dividing opinion as King instead of reuniting it. 

Mr Brendon said: “He has got a lot of uncomfortable baggage that the Queen never had.

“She emerged absolutely pristine onto the throne.

“He has had a very rackety past.

“He could do the crucial thing which a monarch shouldn’t do which is to divide opinion rather than unite it.”

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Prince Charles is Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest son (Image: Getty)

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Prince Charles has been married to Camilla since 2005 (Image: Getty)

During the same documentary, royal expert Dickie Arbiter stated that when Prince Charles becomes King he will have to “constitutionally keep his mouth shut”.

Mr Arbiter said: “He has written letters to Ministers asking the sort of question that we would want an answer to.

“He won’t be able to do that when he becomes King.

“When he becomes King constitutionally, he will have to keep his mouth shut.”

Royal expert Penny Junor added: “Prince Charles will be King, and he will be the best-prepared monarch that this country has ever had.”

Last week the Duchess of Cornwall was praised for the way she adapted during her marriage to Prince Charles.

During the Channel 5 documentary ‘Charles and Camilla: King and Queen in waiting’, royal expert Kate Nicholl analysed the Duchess of Cornwall’s growth as a member of the Royal Family.

Ms Nicholl said: “Once she had married into the Royal Family she became Charles consort.

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The Royal Family tree (Image: Express)

“She was there with him on royal engagements, she accompanied him on royal tours and actually Camilla proved to be incredibly popular.

“She did her own PR, she didn’t need a spin doctor, she did what she does best.

“She engages with people, she has a good relationship with the press.

“She doesn’t upstage the Prince of Wales in any way, they are a great team.”