This is why Prince Charles may NEVER become King Charles
Prince Charles is next in line to the throne for when Queen Elizabeth’s record-breaking reign as British monarch comes to an end.
Although Charles’ future title has not been officially announced, it is unlikely the Prince of Wales will choose to become King Charles, according to reports.
According to British custom dating back to ancient times, a monarch chooses his or her name upon succession to the throne – known as a regal title.
And there is every chance Charles would choose one of his other names, Philip, Arthur or George, instead of King Charles.
Charles could be “seriously considering” becoming King George VII as “the name Charles is tinged with so much sadness”, reports Express.
King Charles I is the only British monarch to have been executed in 1649 for treason following the English Civil War – after a bitter fallout with the English Parliament.
Britain was ruled briefly under the republic called The Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell from 1649 to 1660 until his son Charle II was re-instated the throne.
But Charles II had a bit of reputation of a womaniser. It is said he acknowledged having at least 12 illegitimate children by various mistresses.
There have been no King Charles since his reign ended in 1685.
But royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams believes Charles may choose to re-invent the name King Charles’ with his own legacy.
“Charles might, as Charles Philip Arthur George, choose George VII”
Mr Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk: “Charles might, as Charles Philip Arthur George, choose George VII.
“It would be both a tribute to his grandfather and also to George III whom he admires.”
He added: “I don’t know which he would choose but I would expect him to become King Charles III.
“It is true Charles I was executed but Charles II was welcomed back after Cromwell’s death and the libidinous monarch was popular and a wonderful contrast to Cromwell’s puritanical Commonwealth.
Several years ago, two friends had claimed the Prince of Wales had considered using his fourth name George as his official title – a claim that was dismissed by Clarence House at the time.
One friend had said: “There have been many conversations with the Prince about this. It is an assumption among us all that it will happen.
“The name Charles is tinged with so much sadness.”
But a Clarence House spokesman said the possibility of changing the prospective regnal title had not been discussed officially.
He said: “One of the questions that we have asked is what he will be known as. The decision will be taken at the time.”
Source: HER IE
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