Royal news: Prince Charles has never RECOVERED popularity after Princess Diana

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Royal news: Prince Charles has never RECOVERED popularity after Princess Diana

PRINCE Charles has never recovered in the eyes of the British public after the death of Princess Diana, a poll claimed.

The issue that most fascinates the public remains Charles’s divorce from Diana, her early death in a 1997 Paris car crash and his subsequent marriage in 2005 to Camilla.

Some blame Camilla for the failure of his first marriage.

Harry and William rank higher in the poll than Charles Image GETTY
Harry and William rank higher in the poll than Charles Image GETTY

Opinion polls indicate Charles’s standing has never fully recovered from damage suffered during the 1990s.

A poll in January 2018 found nine percent picked Charles as among their favourite royals.

The same poll found 54 percent had favourable opinions of the prince compared to 24 percent unfavourable.

His mother and sons William and Harry are viewed favourably by more than 80 percent of Britons.

In a TV interview in 1995, Diana suggested Charles did not want to be king and was not cut out for such a “suffocating” role.

Not so, say those who worked with him.

It is a privilege, but it carries a great burden. I would never wish that life on anyone

Prince’s former aide

Simon Lewis, the queen’s communications secretary from 1998 to 2001, said: “Charles, the Prince Of Wales, is going to be the best prepared monarch probably in history and I think he’ll be a very good king.”

Although Charles is loath to talk about becoming monarch, as it will mean the death of his mother, behind the scenes well-prepared plans for the occasion – codenamed Operation London Bridge – are ready.

Until then, his unique life as heir will go on.

The prince’s former aide said: ”People rightly talk about the privilege and the money and the palaces and the Bentleys.

“It is a privilege, but it carries a great burden. I would never wish that life on anyone.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK