An in­ti­mate por­trait of a prince

Warwickshire Telegraph - - NEWS -

WE’RE rather busy watch­ing the roy­als these days aren’t we? William and Kate got mar­ried and had three kids. The Queen turned 90. Camilla turned 70. Harry mar­ried Meghan and they went on tour (Meghan baby bump watch is in full swing).

Now Charles is 70 – or at least he will be on Wed­nes­day, so of course we need cam­eras to fol­low him around for a bit.

This doc­u­men­tary does the job – a crew has had ex­clu­sive ac­cess to the Prince over the last year, watch­ing him at work and at leisure, both at home and abroad.

It’s all rather en­dear­ing as we get to view a year in his life. It’s

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all so in­cred­i­bly Bri­tish.

In­ter­views with those who know Charles best are most re­veal­ing. Camilla The Duchess of Corn­wall, and his sons The Dukes of Cam­bridge and

Sussex dis­cuss their up­bring­ing and their feel­ings about the Prince.

“He’s got a big heart,” says Wills. “The man never stops,” says Harry.

“He’s pretty im­pa­tient,” adds Camilla.

By his 70th birth­day, Prince Charles will have been in­volved in pub­lic af­fairs for 50 years, cham­pi­oning en­vi­ron­men­tal and so­cial is­sues long be­fore they reached the main­stream.

Watch out for a sweet mo­ment when the Prince tells of Ge­orge’s Wood, the trees he planted for his first grand­son.

There’s also some fun as he goes shop­ping at a mar­ket in the Pa­cific is­land repub­lic of Van­u­atu, while of­fi­cials in the back­ground scram­ble around for lo­cal cash.

An in­ti­mate por­trait of the long­est-serv­ing heir to the throne. WHAT do you do when The Up­town Hunks can­cel on you? Form your own strip­per group of course.

Strug­gling to find a re­place­ment act, Bob ends up with only him­self, Jimmy, Rishi and Doug to fill in.

Later, Lau­rel is gob­s­macked to ar­rive home to find Bob gy­rat­ing on stage. Awk­ward.

Mean­while, Aaron is about to reveal his news to Chas, but Robert stops him from say­ing any­thing.

Else­where, Moira no­tices that Deb­bie is hav­ing trou­ble pay­ing her bills. THE Ahmeds no­tice some­thing wor­ry­ing about Hay­ley’s baby, forc­ing them to call her and in­sist that she meets them at the hos­pi­tal.

As Mariam and Ar­shad wait anx­iously to see a doc­tor, they won­der if Hay­ley will show up. But more im­por­tantly, is the baby OK?

Mean­while, things are look­ing up for Max, whose new solic­i­tor reck­ons he has a good chance of win­ning cus­tody. Else­where, Cora is strug­gling to cope with baby Abi, but will any­one no­tice?

Charles in the gar­den at High­grove HRH Charles, Prince of Wales

So­cial ser­vices speak to Mariam

Bob strips off

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