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I won't be a meddling king: Prince Charles

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The heir to the British throne, Charles, has said in a birthday interview he will not be a meddling when he replaces his mom, II.

Charles, who as the monarch's eldest son is the of Wales, is about to celebrate his 70th birthday on November 14, and made the comment in a media interview, reported on Friday.

He has a reputation of making his views known on a range of subjects ranging from architecture, the environment, climate change to natural health remedies such as homeopathy.

In a documentary for the BBC, the said he will stop speaking out on topics he feels strongly about when he becomes king, adding that "he is not that stupid".

Prince said the idea he would continue making interventions as was nonsense, adding he would have to operate within constitutional parameters.

never comments on political matters, though what she says at her regular meetings with serving prime ministers is never reported or publicly disclosed.

According to the BBC, in the documentary, Prince was asked about his campaigning, which some people described as "meddling".

Documentary film-maker John Bridcut, who followed the prince for 12 months, said Prince "bridled a bit" at the use of the word "meddling" and instead preferred to think of his interventions as "motivating".

The heir to the throne said: "If it's meddling to worry about the inner cities as I did 40 years ago, then if that's meddling I'm proud of it."

He added the roles of Prince of and were completely separate.



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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 07:44 IST