‘Not clear what that implies,’ says Prince Charles of his desire for a’slimmed down monarchy.’
A royal specialist has deconstructed Prince Charles’ claimed idea for a “slimmed down monarchy,” saying it is “not clear what it entails.”
After attending the world premiere of the new James Bond film on Tuesday, Charles, 72, has had a busy week. The heir apparent was among the celebrities who walked the red carpet at London’s Royal Albert Hall for the premiere of Daniel Craig’s final Bond film, ‘No Time To Die.’ The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as the Prince of Wales’s wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, were present.
On Friday, Charles and the Queen planted a tree at the Queen’s Scottish residence, Balmoral Castle.
To commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year, the mother and son shoveled earth over the copper beech seedling.
The planting is part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative to commemorate her historic 70 years on the throne, a record no previous British monarch has accomplished.
Charles, the country’s longest-serving heir apparent, has been quoted as advocating for a “slimmed down monarchy.”
However, Richard Fitzwilliams claims that the future King’s stated plan to reduce the number of core royals is vague.
The true significance of Charles’ claimed scheme, according to the royal commentator and film critic, is unknown.
“There has been talk of a’slimmed down monarchy,’ but it is unclear what that entails,” he said.
“This is a phrase about which we must decide; it has not been defined.”
“The so-called slimmed-down monarchy came into reality – in the inner core, so to speak – at the end of that balcony appearance at the end of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.”
“Of course, that was when [Prince] Harry was still unmarried, and the Duke of Edinburgh was still living – though he wasn’t there because he was hospitalized.”
“I believe we will eventually get some type of clarification of what this may mean,” says the author.
When he takes the throne, Charles “couldn’t possible be an activist king,” according to the royal expert.
The Prince of Wales has been accused of acting politically by advocating various causes on numerous occasions.
He has campaigned on a variety of causes, including climate change, over the years. “Brinkwire News Summary.”