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The would-be king turns 70: Here's a look at the life of Prince Charles

Some monarchists fear, and republicans hope, he will be a poor king

Reuters 

When Prince Charles, who turns 70 next week, becomes king on the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth, he will have waited longer than any of his predecessors to head a royal family that dates back 1,000 years. Some monarchists fear, and republicans hope, he will be a poor king. His admirers believe his wisdom, thoughtfulness and concerns for conservation and the environment will win him the public support he deserves. Overshadowing it all is his late first wife, Princes Diana, the acrimonious end to their marriage, and the enduring hostility in some quarters to his second wife ...

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 11:22 IST
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