Prince Charles refuses to use heart-breaking sentence out of respect for the Queen


PRINCE Charles refuses to utter a particular sentence out of respect for the Queen as it would make him so “heartbroken” when it becomes reality, a royal photographer claimed.

Mr Fawcett stepped down as head of the Prince’s Foundation following accusations he used his position to secure titles for a Saudi businessman in exchange for donations.

The documentary noted the Queen was “in the twilight of her reign” and said the future of the monarchy was “paramount” to her.

Mr Edwards discussed the point and said: “The Queen has guided it all through 70 years.

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Prince Charles said he does not like to say when he is king out of respect of the Queen (Image: Getty)

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Prince Charles has revealed very little over his plans when he becomes king (Image: Getty)

“And Prince Charles will do the same and Prince William will do the same and George will do the same.

“Because they have been brought up in that tradition but at the moment the Queen is still the boss.

“She intends to finish the job and when that job ends no one knows but that will be a sad end.”

Mr Edwards then remembered something Prince Charles had once told him about taking over the Royal Family.

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The world watches Prince Charles following fears of the Queen’s health (Image: Getty)

He added: “Prince Charles once said to me I never say ‘when I’ll be king’ because that is the day my mother dies.

“And I will be so heartbroken.”

Despite not formally telling the public his plans for the Royal Family, there have long been rumours within royal circles the Prince of Wales was considering slimming down the monarchy.

Some royal commentators believe this could be done via a new letters patent which limits who is given the title of prince or princess.

Royal author and expert Penny Junor told this could be done to make the Royal Family seem more “economical” as there were concerns it could cost too much to run.

She said images of a crowded balcony full of royals sent a bad message to the public which may have been picked up by Buckingham Palace.

Prince Charles has, however, told the BBC in an interview he would not be a “meddling” king following concerns of his politics affecting his role.

Prince Charles has been attacked for wading in on politics (Image: Getty)

He explained: “So, of course, I understand entirely how that should operate.

“The idea somehow that I’m going to go on in exactly the same way, if I have to succeed, is complete nonsense, because the two situations are completely different”.

Concerns have been raised among some Australian republicans who fear Prince Charles would not make a good king.

CEO of the Australian Republic Movement, Sammy Biar, explained some Australians were concerned over Prince Charles’ political posturing and did not like his involvement in politics.

He pointed to the “black spider memos” and unearthed letters to a former Australian Governor-General.

In 2020, a letter from Prince Charles was made public after he wrote to a former Australian Governer-General, Sir John Kerr, backing his decision to dismiss Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.

The letter said: “What you did last year was right and the courageous thing to do – and most Australians seemed to endorse your decision when it came to the point.”

Prince Charles has also been a staunch supporter of climate change issues and was a key figurehead at the Cop26 summit.


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