Royal Family AT RISK? Queen fears Prince Charles KING according to Royal biographer
THE QUEEN believes Prince Charles will jeopardise the future of the monarchy and if the heir apparent to the British throne does not temper his strong views a Royal biographer has claimed.
In an unauthorised explosive biography called ‘Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles’ published earlier this year, author Tom Bower argued the Prince will have to face a strong battle as he never recovered in the eyes of the British public after the death of Princess Diana.
Speaking in a recent interview, Mr Bower also revealed the Queen and Prince Philip are glad their son has not become King already.
He said: “I think Charles will try his hardest to be a good king.
“The question will be how he behaves, whether he abandons a lot of the qualities that were shown in the preceding 20, 30 years.
“I do believe the Queen and Prince Philip have been thankful to live so long to prevent their son being the monarch because he would have jeopardised it.”
Mr Bower is noted for unauthorised biographies of prominent figures including Robert Maxwell, Mohamed Fayed, Bernie Ecclestone, Tony Blair and Sir Richard Branson.
In Rebel Prince, Mr Bower claimed Charles is intelligent, kind sensitive but also ungrateful, selfish and a lover of luxury whose stubborn streak could risk damaging the institution itself.
Mr Bower’s remarks about the Queen’s concerns of her son jeopardising the monarch do not come as a surprise, as the author had already claimed in the unauthorised biography that the Duke of Edinburgh “did not hide his scorn for his son’s achievements and vision and showed little confidence that Charles could impress himself upon history as an exceptional king”.
He pointed out that Charles, a landowner “hankering for a forgotten world”, could not unify 21st-century Britain.
But instead his willfulness could cause “a constitutional crisis which would jeopardise the monarchy’s very existence”.
While the queen was a unifier, Mr Bower said: “Charles does the opposite.
“He divides the nation between those who like him and dislike him.
“He divides his own court, he creates hostility when he should be creating harmony and that’s his trait.”
Former aides, who have worked closely with Charles, dismissed many of the stories in Mr Bower’s biography as simply not true.
A source close to Charles said: “I can understand why critics will write negatively, but all they’re doing is taking a facet of him and making it the most negative possible.
“It’s not such a contradiction that people have these polar views of him because somewhere in the middle is the real man.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK