Charles plays doting grandad in rare photo with Prince Louis and Catherine

Cheryl Sanders
November 9, 2018

"So, you can't be the same as the sovereign if you're the Prince of Wales or the heir".

Hopeful that the upcoming birthday will encourage Charles to slow down, William said "Now that he's reached his 70th year, it's the flawless time to consolidate a little bit".

The prince has campaigned on a number of issues over the course of his 47-year royal career, including the environment, architecture, and genetically modified crops.

In a new documentary celebrating his 70th birthday, Britain's Prince Charles spoke for the first time about what sort of king he will be, saying he will shift gears once he takes on the role of the monarch. So, there's nothing laid down.

"So, there's nothing laid down, that's what makes it so interesting, challenging and of course complicated".

The insider also claims that Harry and Meghan's children are also going to be influenced by Princess Diana because just as her younger son and his American wife, she wanted to appreciate her privileged life and be mindful of those less fortunate. Another Labour prime minister, Jim Callaghan, invited him to spend the day at Number 10, and tour different ministries.

In Accra, the Ghanaian capital, Prince Charles gave a speech about the threat of climate change and his concerns for the future, adding that he worries about his grandchildren and environmental issues such as plastic pollution. "And I think it's one of the key lessons that he taught us".

But while you probably won't spot her wearing VB-designed sheaths or shifts anytime soon, Meghan's still found ways to shout out her friend: The Duchess of Sussex sported a white cashmere sweater by Beckham in one of her engagement photos with Harry. William says "we need him there as much as possible".

"I think that was very touching, sitting where I was, you couldn't hear what he said". I mean, I always thought it was motivating. "But I was very grateful for him to be able to do that".

Speaking ahead of his 70th birthday next week, the eldest son of 92-year-old Queen Elizabeth said the role of monarch was completely different from his position as Prince of Wales.

"It's vital to remember there's only room for one sovereign at a time, not two", he said in the one-hour programme.

"I'm not that stupid", he said.

Asked if he could still, as king, "convene power" for good, he replied that would be a matter for ministers.

"So really, he was busy winning his spurs and, in a sense, that's still what has to happen I think".

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