THE DUKES and Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex, collectively known as the ‘fab four’, will help the public “tolerate” Prince Charles as King, leading Royal expert Phil Dampier has claimed.
Mr Dampier has reported on the Royals for more than 30 years. He has written numerous books on the Windsors, the most recent of which was published this year. Prince Charles, who turned 70 this year, is the longest serving heir-apparent to the crown in UK history.
Referring to the public, Mr Damier argued: “With the younger Royals coming up behind you can see the future mapped out so I think they’re more than happy to tolerate Charles for the relatively short period he’s going to be King.
“There’s a hard-core of people who don’t like Prince Charles and I don’t think anything’s going to change their mind, but I think most people respect him and do appreciate he’s been handed an extremely difficult talk.”
Prince Charles, born in November 1948, has been next in line for the throne since his mother became Queen in February 1952.
He is also the longest serving Prince of Wales in history, having held the title since 1958.
“With the younger Royals coming up behind you can see the future mapped out” (Image: GETTY)
Prince Charles is the longest serving heir-apparent in UK history (Image: GETTY )
The ‘Fab Four’ together earlier this year (Image: GETTY )
Mr Damier claimed Prince Charles is now happy with his situation.
He stated: “There’s no doubt in my mind that he’s much happier and more contented now than he ever has been.
“10-20 years ago I think he was extremely impatient and frustrated by his role but marrying Camilla has definitely changed him and mellowed him.
“I think he now just accepts that he’s going to have to wait until whenever it is and is fairly relaxed about that, whereas before I think he used to find it very frustrating.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK