‘I’ll stop meddling when I become king’
with a large television and outside at a barbecue. The photos were taken in 2015, two years after he was convicted. Prosecutors are pursuing legal action against prison staff. LONDON: Britain’s Prince Charles says he will stop meddling in issues he feels strongly about when he eventually becomes king, saying he is “not that stupid”.
The heir to the British throne has long been outspoken on issues ranging from climate change and architecture to alternative medicine, and critics have warned that if he continued as sovereign he would put the monarchy at risk.
In the run-up to his 70th birthday on Wednesday, the eldest son of 92-year-old Queen Elizabeth said the role of the monarch was different from his position as Prince of Wales. “The two situations are completely different,” he said.
Under Britain’s unwritten constitution, the monarch is obliged to remain neutral on political issues