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Prince Charles

Charles III rule plunges the monarchy into chaos and sees Britain descend into an anarchy not seen since the London riots

Charles III rule plunges the monarchy into chaos and sees Britain descend into an anarchy not seen since the London riots

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King Charles III nearly changed show to include Brexit bill: 'What if he refused to sign?’ The makers of BBC drama King Charles III considered changing the story to include a Brexit bill, it has been revealed. In the one-off film which aired last night, a fictional Prince Charles (played by Tim Pigott-Smith) was seen refusing to give the Royal Assent to a privacy law that would restrict the freedom of the press. However, there was talk of changing the legislation from privacy to Brexit in the wake of the European Union (EU) referendum in June last year. The change would have seen the drama exploring a hard Brexit versus a soft one as the royal urged parliament to re-consider the law, but the plans were shelved. Director Rupert Goold made the admission to media including Expr
The BBC is again under attack, Bartlett paints the royals in an unflatteringly disputatious light – and even has Princess Diana’s ghost make an appearance

The BBC is again under attack, Bartlett paints the royals in an unflatteringly disputatious light – and even has Princess Diana’s ghost make an appearance

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The BBC is again under attack, this time for having the temerity to broadcast Mike Bartlett’s 2014 play, King Charles III. Bartlett imagined what might happen if Prince Charles ever succeeds his mother, depicting a conflict between a stubborn monarch and a government wanting to regulate the press. When Charles makes his opposition public he discovers that the people back the prime minister and is forced to abdicate. Along the way, Bartlett paints the royals in an unflatteringly disputatious light – and even has Princess Diana’s ghost make an appearance. Given revelations about Charles’ secret attempts to meddle in government business, the play only exaggerates for dramatic effect what we know about him and the political influence the British constitution still grants leading royals. Des
BBC drama that depicts Princess Diana’s ghost will be ‘agonising’ for Prince William and Harry

BBC drama that depicts Princess Diana’s ghost will be ‘agonising’ for Prince William and Harry

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A new BBC drama that features the death of the Queen and a ghostly apparition of Princess Diana will be ‘agonising’ for Prince William and Harry to watch, one of the show’s stars has claimed. Speaking shortly before his death last month, Tim Pigott-Smith claimed that King Charles III would prove to be a difficult watch for the royal siblings – and singled out a scene in which their dead mother Diana, Princess of Wales appears. The celebrated actor, who died at the age of 70, plays Princes Charles in the 90-minute adaptation of Mike Bartlett’s 2014 play that imagines the first days of his ascension to the throne after the death of the Queen. The plot follows a constitutional crisis that arises after the king refuses to sign a controversial press freedom bill – putting him at odds w
Charles’s wedding night, and also what the time table might be for William taking the throne

Charles’s wedding night, and also what the time table might be for William taking the throne

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Why Was Prince Charles Upset with William and Kate Right After Their Wedding? Their 2011 North America trip was at the center of it, according to a new biography. Here is a new biography of Prince Charles out—Sally Bedell Smith’s Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life (that title re-jolts us each and every time)—and the tidbits and anecdotes from it continue to roll in. We have already learned, via the book, about Charles’s wedding night, and also what the time table might be for William taking the throne. Now the latest bit relates to Charles’s feelings about the great shining hope for the future of the royal family—the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge—and specifically his feelings right after the two were married in 2011. Per Bedell Smith’s ac
Prince Charles is now taking notice of Prince George and this what both are doing

Prince Charles is now taking notice of Prince George and this what both are doing

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Prince George vs Grandpa Prince Charles: Who Wears Knee Socks Better? Just like his mom Princess Kate, 3-year-old Prince George is already a style icon. And now even his grandfather is taking notice! Prince Charles stepped out in Scotland this week, and as he was up north, he wore the proper garb: a kilt and knee socks. Of course, it’s impossible not to think of the little prince when you see a royal wearing knee socks. In his nearly four years, George has made knee socks something of his style signature. He wears them in all sorts of hues, from blue to white to black, and the parents of his fellow preschoolers can’t get enough, routinely snatching up pairs from his go-to store, Amaia.   Charles did his grandson proud with his Scottish-appropriate look on Mond