The Sad Truth About Prince Charles: New Evidence Comes To Light (2022)

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The Queen and Prince Charles were distant during his early years Charles’ relationship with his father, Prince Philip, was even worse He spent a tough few years at boarding school being bullied Prince Charles struggled to impress his father, but their relationship improved in the end Charles was also bullied by his siblings when they were younger too He wasn’t thrilled when Harry was born because of his gender and hair Charles wasn’t there much for Harry or his family while he was married to Diana Harry’s airing of private matters has caused conflict between him and his father Ever since Harry walked away from being a working royal, he and Charles have had issues Charles apparently felt that his sons should experience the same hardships that he did He sold a story about Harry to the press to improve his reputation with the public William also had a story about him leaked to the press Charles was interested in Camilla long before Diana came along No one thought that Camilla made a suitable wife for Charles Charles eventually settled for Diana, even though he wanted Camilla For years, someone has claimed to be Charles and Camilla’s secret son He claims that his appearance was changed against his will to make him seem inauthentic Simon wants to prove his claims with a DNA test, but the Royal Family won’t allow it Charles’ marriage to Diana wasn’t the fairytale people thought it was After five years of marriage, Charles betrayed his wife and began an affair with Camilla His affair ultimately brought his marriage to a slow but dramatic end Charles’ reputation took a hit when a private phone call with Camilla leaked in 1992 The Queen has had some very choice words about Camilla in the past Charles and Diana’s split was messy, particularly with the latter’s tell-all interview Diana allegedly bullied her husband throughout their marriage Diana supposedly only lost her HRH Princess of Wales title because of Charles Princess Diana allegedly wrote a letter claiming that Prince Charles was going to end her life Charles supposedly wanted to cause an accident so he could be with the nanny Charles was allegedly distraught when Diana passed away The Queen Mother’s passing cut Charles incredibly deep Public approval of Prince Charles isn’t as high as he’d like it to be Charles’ actions have made things worse for himself in the past Although public perception of Charles has improved over the years, it’s not where it could be The Crown has hurt Prince Charles’ reputation recently because of how he’s portrayed Some people just don’t think that Charles has what it takes to become king

Prince Charles isn’t the most beloved royal in the monarchy, thanks to his actions in the past. However, while the man has made some significant errors in judgment, he’s also faced plenty of his own hardships over the years.

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For nearly 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II has reigned as monarch of the United Kingdom. It’ll be a sad day when she passes away, and for her son, it’ll be incredibly bittersweet. While he’ll be devastated to lose his mother, he’ll also be relieved that the wait to become king is finally over. The question is: will becoming the next monarch really be the gift he wants it to be?

As the firstborn son of the Queen, Prince Charles has spent his entire life preparing for this role. He’s put everything into being ready for the throne, to the point that he’s basically sacrificed relationships just to get here. Despite his obsession, though, a lot of people don’t want to see him become king. They don’t care much for the man and would rather see Prince William ascend to the throne instead. Maybe they’d think differently, though, if they knew more about his life? Charles hasn’t always had it easy, from a tough childhood being bullied by peers, parents, and siblings to being denied a relationship with the woman he loved the most. He’s certainly played a role in some of his hardships, but he’s not to blame for every negative experience in his life.

The Queen and Prince Charles were distant during his early years

It must be incredibly difficult knowing that the one person standing in the way of your dream is the person you’re supposed to love unconditionally. Charles can’t become king until the Queen passes away or steps down, two things that it feels like aren’t going to happen anytime soon.

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While the Prince professes to love his mother – as most people do – we wouldn’t be surprised if there was some resentment there for making him wait. The fact that he had a somewhat distant relationship with her as a child potentially backs this up. Apparently, they hardly saw one another during his first year of life because she was the Queen and Charles was the heir to the throne. Preparations for him one day replacing her reportedly began immediately.

Charles’ relationship with his father, Prince Philip, was even worse

Although Charles came to develop a relationship with his mother, there was always that sense that a professional relationship mattered more than a personal one. Being a monarch is no small deal, so the prince had to be ready to put the crown before all else. Unfortunately, it seems his mother wasn’t the only one to be distant with the boy during his childhood years.

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Charles also had issues with his father, with their relationship strained for the longest time. According to The New Yorker, Prince Philip didn’t think much of his firstborn, claiming him to be “weedy, effete, and spoiled.” The boy was also apparently too “physically uncoordinated” and “too sensitive,” qualities that Philip reportedly didn’t think were very becoming of a future king.

He spent a tough few years at boarding school being bullied

With Charles not meeting the expectations of his parents, he was sent off to boarding school to improve on what his family considered to be his failures. If the experience did toughen him up, though, it wasn’t necessarily through the teaching he experienced there. Instead, it was through having to cope with ruthless bullying by the other students.

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Plenty of kids understand what it’s like to be tormented like this, but at least most of them get to go home to their family afterward. Not Charles, though. This place was a boarding school, meaning opportunities to escape were few and far between. Apparently, his royal status was the only reason he made it through to graduation, a day that couldn’t come soon enough for him.

Prince Charles struggled to impress his father, but their relationship improved in the end

At the time, Prince Charles probably wasn’t that grateful to his father for sending him to his old boarding school. He also likely wasn’t that appreciative when he did as the man asked and joined the Royal Navy. It didn’t help that he once again failed to meet Philip’s expectations here, leaving the young prince to wonder whether he could do anything right by his father.

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Thankfully, relations between the two weren’t always so strained. It seems that the father and son did develop a relationship over time, to the point that Charles was the only one to visit him in hospital in early 2021. Not long after that, Philip passed away, and his son’s emotions at the funeral were very clear to see.

Charles was also bullied by his siblings when they were younger too

It’s not just his parents that Prince Charles once had a hard time getting along with. It seems the prince also faced a lot of opposition from his siblings, some of whom weren’t born until he was already a teenager. The age difference between him and his youngest brother is 16 years, but just because he’s much older, that doesn’t mean he’s escaped criticism.

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Charles was apparently made to feel “squashed and guilty” by his siblings in the past, presumably because of the special treatment he received being the heir to the throne. His brothers and sister seemingly didn’t think he was perfect enough to replace their mother, so they lashed out. It was standard sibling rivalry with the added pressure of the crown.

He wasn’t thrilled when Harry was born because of his gender and hair

Given the treatment he allegedly received from his family while growing up, you might think Prince Charles would have been eager to do things differently when he got married and had kids. However, that’s not what happened. When Prince Harry was born, his father attracted some negative attention for his attitude towards the newborn.

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For one, he expressed disappointment that Harry was a boy and not a girl. Given he and Diana already had a son who would replace Charles on the throne, they were apparently eager for their second child to be a daughter. What’s more, the Prince also reportedly wasn’t a fan of Harry’s red hair, claiming that he looked “like a Spencer,” i.e., his mother’s family, rather than a Mountbatten-Windsor.

Charles wasn’t there much for Harry or his family while he was married to Diana

Considering how displeased Charles apparently was after Harry’s birth, it might be no real shock that the pair were somewhat distant during the latter’s childhood. The young prince apparently didn’t receive the attention he craved from his father, who was too focused on his work to be there for his son.

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It wasn’t just Harry who got ignored, with both William and Diana also losing out on time with Charles because of other commitments. The family life wasn’t something that the future king was heavily involved in because he felt that his work responsibilities came first. Perhaps if he’d been satisfied in his relationship, he wouldn’t have kept such a distance from his loved ones? However, Charles’ marriage wasn’t the dream union everyone initially believed it to be.

Harry’s airing of private matters has caused conflict between him and his father

Although Charles and Harry didn’t have the closest bond in the past, they did seem to develop a relationship as time went on. Much like Charles and Philip, the two appeared to get along better once childhood was out of the way. Unfortunately, unlike the prince and his late father, things haven’t remained civil.

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There’s a lot of tension between Charles and Harry right now, a lot of which is down to the latter airing private matters in public. For instance, agreeing to an interview with Oprah Winfrey and then making claims about offensive language in the Royal Family didn’t exactly delight his father. Charles has spent his whole life in service of the crown, and now it seemed like his son was trying to destroy everything he’d built.

Ever since Harry walked away from being a working royal, he and Charles have had issues

There have been issues between Harry and the rest of the Royal Family for several years now. Ever since Meghan came into the picture and the couple faced intense scrutiny and negativity, they’ve grown distant from the monarchy. That’s why they walked away from being working royals in 2020, a move that unsurprisingly caused some issues with Prince Charles.

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Since then, Harry’s relationship with his father has been up and down, to the point that the latter has apparently been rejecting his son’s phone calls. Issues over money reportedly haven’t helped matters either, with Charles essentially cutting Harry off after funding his entire life. Although the young Prince doesn’t expect his father to provide full financial support forever, the situation is definitely a sore subject.

Charles apparently felt that his sons should experience the same hardships that he did

Harry has shied away from the struggles he faced being in the Royal Family. While some might consider his life to be incredibly privileged, it’s not without its hardships. For one, it’s almost impossible to escape media attention, with gossip about everyone in the monarchy spreading like wildfire every day. Having to deal with this, particularly after his mother’s passing, was torture for Harry.

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However, if he expected his father to support him, he had another thing coming. During an interview, Harry revealed that his father once said, “It was like that for me, so it’s going to be like that for you,” in regards to the struggles of being a Royal. It seems Charles wasn’t willing to break the cycle and make things better for his sons.

He sold a story about Harry to the press to improve his reputation with the public

For the longest time, Harry was one of the most beloved Royals in the monarchy. People felt sorry for him after Diana passed away, and they frequently let him off the hook whenever he did wrong. This was despite the prince making some serious errors in judgment, from dressing up like controversial political figures to dabbling in illegal substances.

Supposedly, when news broke about the latter, the story was that Harry had a problem, but that Prince Charles intervened to help him. However, it turns out that the boy’s father was actually responsible for leaking the story in an effort to improve his reputation with the public. He wanted people to see him as a caring father, so he sold his son out to win favor with strangers.

William also had a story about him leaked to the press

Harry wasn’t the only person Prince Charles allegedly leaked stories about to the press. It seems his eldest son, Prince William, also ended up in the firing line. In fact, it was William who appeared on the front page first, after a story ran about him meeting with Camilla Parker Bowles. This happened the year after Diana passed away and was as emotionally charged as you might expect.

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Meeting with the woman that your father was seeing behind your late mother’s back is never easy. However, the situation was made so much worse by every detail appearing in the tabloids. When William discovered how this had happened, he felt betrayed. He learned to move past it, though, aware he isn’t as free to walk away as his brother.

Charles was interested in Camilla long before Diana came along

Most people would probably be reluctant to do what William did and meet with their father’s mistress. Camilla wasn’t just a bit on the side for Charles, though. He was crazy about her and had been before Diana was even in the picture. The duo met for the first time in 1970, more than a decade before the prince and Diana tied the knot.

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It was at a polo match that they set eyes on one another, with the pair reportedly having an instant connection. They allegedly began dating soon after, but they weren’t even together a year before Charles left to join the navy. Once he returned, Camilla was committed to another man, leaving her former flame out of the picture… For now.

No one thought that Camilla made a suitable wife for Charles

Had Camilla not married Andrew Parker Bowles, it’s possible that she and Charles would have eventually tied the knot instead. However, this is unlikely due to how Camilla was perceived, both by the Royal Family and the public. Apparently, she was considered to be an “experienced woman,” a polite way of saying that she’d been with too many partners to be suitable as a royal bride.

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What’s more, there were fears she wasn’t aristocratic enough to be Charles’ wife. Back then, anyone who married into the monarchy was expected to be a certain class. However, this was more essential for Charles than anyone else in the family, given he was next in line to the throne. He couldn’t just tie the knot with anyone.

Charles eventually settled for Diana, even though he wanted Camilla

People really were determined to keep Charles and Camilla apart. Apparently, when the former returned home from serving in the navy, he came back to the news of Camilla and Andrew’s engagement. Allegedly, though, the latter hadn’t proposed to his partner by that point. Instead, Camilla’s father posted the news in the newspaper as a means of forcing Andrew’s hand.

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If that’s true, the plan obviously worked because the two went on to tie the knot in 1973. Charles, back to being a single man, was left to try and find someone else to keep him happy. He eventually settled on Diana, although it seems it was his family who wanted her more than he did. His heart was supposedly still set on Camilla.

For years, someone has claimed to be Charles and Camilla’s secret son

Although Charles and Camilla met at that polo match in 1970, someone seems to think they first crossed paths several years earlier. That person is Simon Charles Dorante-Day, the guy who’s been claiming to be the couple’s secret son for years. The Australian engineer is adamant that Charles and Camilla are his parents and that there’s been a cover-up operation throughout his life to keep that secret.

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He states that he was conceived when Charles was 17 and Camilla 18, which would set the meeting sometime in the mid-1960s. How the two came to know one another then isn’t clear, but Dorante-Day is adamant this is the truth. At the very least, it would certainly explain some of the reluctance towards Charles and Camilla getting married.

He claims that his appearance was changed against his will to make him seem inauthentic

If you’re going to claim that the heir to the throne is your father, you’ve got to have proof. Otherwise, everyone is going to laugh off your claims, and you’ll never be taken seriously. Dorante-Day has tried numerous times to show similarities between himself and his supposed real family, using old and new pictures from both sides to highlight the likenesses.

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Unfortunately for him, nothing that he’s ever presented has struck a chord enough to convince anyone of his identity. It doesn’t help that he’s tried to defend claims that he doesn’t look like his parents by stating he had his appearance altered. Allegedly, “powerful” forces replaced his teeth and changed his eye color so that no one would believe he was Charles and Camilla’s son.

Simon wants to prove his claims with a DNA test, but the Royal Family won’t allow it

There’s an obvious solution to this issue, and it’s one that Simon has presented himself. By getting a DNA test, we should conclusively know once and for all whether Charles and Camilla are his parents or not. Unfortunately, we’re not dealing with ordinary people here. Charles is the heir to the throne, so the likelihood of him ever agreeing to this is incredibly slim.

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The Royal Family doesn’t even like to acknowledge such scandalous matters, let alone indulge in them. They believe it’s far better for their reputation just to ignore claims like this rather than give them the time of day. However, Simon isn’t the kind of man to give up, meaning this situation could carry on for years without any resolution.

Charles’ marriage to Diana wasn’t the fairytale people thought it was

Whether or not Simon is Charles’ son, there are only two children the prince is ever likely to acknowledge: William and Harry. He has enough troubles on his hands with them sometimes that the last thing he probably wants is to have another offspring requiring his attention. Charles has never been great at being a family man, as evidenced by his marriage with Diana.

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Although the world believed they had the perfect love story, there wasn’t much to shout about behind closed doors. Charles was often distant from his wife, an issue that made it harder for her to cope as a new royal. Her mental health was in a bad way during the marriage, with Diana allegedly even throwing herself down the stairs while pregnant with William.

After five years of marriage, Charles betrayed his wife and began an affair with Camilla

Although the couple supposedly had some good years together, things quickly fell apart. By 1986, five years after tying the knot, Charles had fallen back into Camilla’s arms. He’d seemingly harbored feelings for her throughout his marriage, and now that she wanted him too, he couldn’t help himself. It’s not very becoming of a future king to cheat on his wife with another woman.

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Given that Charles had spent his life committed to the crown, it’s a surprise that he would do something like this. However, people do foolish things when they’re in love, no matter who they are. He might have been heir to the throne, but he was also a man who wanted nothing more than to be with the woman he truly loved.

His affair ultimately brought his marriage to a slow but dramatic end

As soon as someone starts having an affair, their relationship’s days are numbered. Eventually, their other half will discover they’ve been cheating, or they’ll end the relationship to be with that third party. It’s rare that a couple can survive something like this. In the case of Prince Charles and Diana, there was definitely no going back for the two after the former began seeing Camilla.

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However, the marriage wasn’t quick to end. It wasn’t until 1992 that they officially separated, a good six years after the affair began. Diana was aware of what was going on for most of that time, though, and allegedly confronted Camilla about it in 1989. It’s safe to say there was no love lost between these two.

Charles’ reputation took a hit when a private phone call with Camilla leaked in 1992

If Prince Charles weren’t the heir to the throne, he probably would have ended things with Diana as soon as possible to be with Camilla. Unfortunately, divorce is usually frowned upon by the Royal Family, so he had to try and make the public believe in his marriage, even if he didn’t. Ultimately, his efforts were in vain because the couple split up in 1992.

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What’s worse is that he was very much painted as the enemy in the aftermath due to some very damning evidence. This included a phone call between him and Camilla recorded in 1989. During the conversation, the pair made remarks about being intimate and Charles wanting to be a pair of underwear or a personal item so he could “live inside [Camilla’s] trousers.”

The Queen has had some very choice words about Camilla in the past

The stuff that these two were saying to one another wasn’t anything they ever wanted the public to hear. Not only did it expose their affair, but the conversation was also private. Even though what they were doing was wrong, they didn’t deserve to have their intimate words published in all the tabloids. Many people weren’t impressed by what they heard, and we expect the Queen wasn’t a fan either.

It seems she hasn’t always been Camilla’s biggest supporter, allegedly calling her a “wicked woman” and saying she wanted “nothing to do with her.” According to the Daily Mail, this is stuff she let slip after having a couple of drinks, and her words left Prince Charles in tears. Hopefully, relations between the two are better now.

Charles and Diana’s split was messy, particularly with the latter’s tell-all interview

As much as the Royal Family hates divorce, there was no way that Charles and Diana could stay together. Both had apparently been unfaithful to their partners, and they were struggling to show loyalty to one another in public. The separation came in 1992, with the divorce being finalized four years later. Although the split was seemingly the best thing for the couple, the separation got pretty messy.

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After all, it was during that period that Diana had her controversial interview with Martin Bashir. The princess didn’t hold back when talking about her marital problems, including the Camilla affair. She also revealed that people saw her as a “problem [and] liability” now that she and Charles were over, something that this interview exacerbated.

Diana allegedly bullied her husband throughout their marriage

Throughout the marriage, Diana was the one who always got the most love and attention from the public. That continued when the couple split up, and people learned about Charles’ affair with Camilla. However, despite many seeing Diana as a sweetheart, she allegedly had a dark side to her during the relationship. According to the New Yorker, the princess would bully her husband by saying that he “looked ridiculous” in his military medals.

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She also supposedly liked to taunt him by saying that he’d never become king, something that obviously still hasn’t happened to this day. She apparently made so many digs at her husband that Daiana became the worst bully he’d dealt with since boarding school. However, the woman isn’t around to defend herself against these claims.

Diana supposedly only lost her HRH Princess of Wales title because of Charles

Marrying into the Royal Family earns you certain benefits. Depending on who you tie the knot with, you get bestowed specific titles. For Diana, marrying Prince Charles meant she became known as Her Royal Highness, The Princess of Wales. Unfortunately, when she divorced her husband, that title was taken away.

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The year that the split was finalized, the Queen issued a new Letters Patent, which stated that this was how it would be for any royal wife divorcing a prince from now on. However, it seems the monarch wasn’t the one fighting for this. Elizabeth II was allegedly happy for Diana to keep her title, but Charles wasn’t. He campaigned for his ex-wife to have it taken away, and he was evidently successful.

Princess Diana allegedly wrote a letter claiming that Prince Charles was going to end her life

Relations between Diana and Charles were incredibly strained during the final years of her life. However, it seems there wasn’t just bitterness between the two. Diana’s relationship with her ex was reportedly so terrible that she feared he was going to end her life. The woman reportedly wrote a letter in 1995 claiming that the man was going to tamper with her brakes and cause a serious road accident.

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The contents of the letter are quite unsettling, given that Diana did pass away in a car crash just two years later. The cause of this accident has been hotly debated for years, with many claiming that the Royal Family was to blame somehow. However, nothing has ever been proven in this regard.

Charles supposedly wanted to cause an accident so he could be with the nanny

Diana’s apparent reasoning for why Charles wanted to get rid of her was to do with his affair. However, it wasn’t Camilla that he allegedly wanted to be with. Instead, it was their children’s nanny, Tiggy Legge-Bourke. The story of a father being intimate with the nanny is nothing new. Still, it comes as a surprise given Charles’ long-standing love for Camilla.

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According to Diana, though, the Duchess of Cornwall was nothing more than a decoy. She was merely a cover to hide his passion for Tiggy. However, given that Charles and Camilla are still together more than two decades later, we’re not sure that’s really the case. Diana had a lot to be paranoid about back then, and perhaps this was one instance where the truth evaded her?

Charles was allegedly distraught when Diana passed away

Given the tense relationship Prince Charles and Diana shared towards the end, you might assume the Prince wasn’t that upset when his ex-wife passed away. If she really was as problematic as the rumors claimed, then her being out of the picture should have been good for him. However, according to E!, Charles was reportedly distraught when the accident happened.

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The man allegedly fell apart when the news broke, especially because he realized how significant an impact it was going to have on the world. Diana was beloved by millions, and the Royal Family would be dealing with the fallout of her loss for years to come. He certainly wasn’t wrong, considering that people still blame the monarchy for her passing to this day.

The Queen Mother’s passing cut Charles incredibly deep

Diana’s passing wasn’t the only one to apparently hit the prince hard. He’s lost plenty of loved ones over the years, including his father, very recently. However, there’s one, in particular, that really cut Charles deep. That was the departure of the Queen Mother, who passed away in 2002. Charles’ grandmother was seemingly one of the only people in his life who wasn’t hard on him.

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While his parents and siblings criticized him for not being fit for the throne, the Queen Mother was supposedly far more loving. Charles revealed that he was “utterly devoted to the woman,” and he spent years dreading the day when she wouldn’t be around anymore. At least she made it to 101 years old, so she didn’t pass away before her time.

Public approval of Prince Charles isn’t as high as he’d like it to be

Given the torment he faced from his family and peers while growing up, you might think that Prince Charles would be accustomed to people not liking him. However, you never really get used to something like this. The prince is apparently a sensitive soul – always has been – which is partly why he faced so much criticism as a child.

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With that in mind, it might be no wonder he craves approval from others. Unfortunately, he doesn’t get much of it from the public. A 2016 poll revealed that only a quarter of those who took part wanted to see the man become king one day. More were interested in seeing William take over from the Queen, a painful blow to Charles given he’s devoted his life to the crown.

Charles’ actions have made things worse for himself in the past

The public’s perception of the prince would probably be higher if he didn’t rub people up the wrong way so often. Several incidents in the past haven’t done his reputation any favors, including that leaked phone call with Camilla. The affair is actually one of the main reasons people don’t always take to the man because they don’t feel his actions are becoming of a future king.

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Charles presumably tried to make things better by being honest about his infidelity in a 1994 interview. In it, he revealed that his relationship with Camilla only began once his marriage to Diana had “irretrievably” broken down. Unfortunately, confessing this didn’t do him many favors with either the public or the Royal Family.

Although public perception of Charles has improved over the years, it’s not where it could be

Given that Elizabeth II was already queen when Charles was born, his status as heir to the throne has been established from day one. That means he’s spent his entire life being next in line for the crown, and therefore, had decades to win public approval. Unfortunately, 70 plus years is a long time to create a positive reputation for yourself and maintain it.

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The Queen has done a pretty good job of it in her role as monarch, but that’s because she’s not been as controversial as her son. Although Charles has improved perception of himself in more recent years, it’s taken a ton of effort. All the drama with Diana and Camilla hurt him badly, and his reputation will probably never fully recover.

The Crown has hurt Prince Charles’ reputation recently because of how he’s portrayed

Something that hasn’t been helping Charles’ case more recently is the historical drama series ‘The Crown.’ The Netflix show has been incredibly popular with British and overseas viewers alike, with audiences living for the dramatic lives of the Royal Family. Of course, while it’s all based on actual events, the show isn’t a documentary.

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It’s fictional entertainment, meaning certain things are made up or exaggerated to make it more compelling. Unfortunately, people forget that, so when they see some of the scenes with Charles and Diana, they assume it’s all real. The prince isn’t too happy about that, given the series doesn’t portray him in the best light during these moments. He’s now facing backlash for stuff that’s firmly in the past – or not even true – because of this.

Some people just don’t think that Charles has what it takes to become king

It almost feels as though, no matter what Prince Charles does, he’ll never be good enough. That certainly seems to be what his family was telling him when he was growing up and that the public is telling him now. It’s a lot of criticism for one person to face, and it doesn’t always come from an unbiased perspective. The problem is that Charles isn’t your average Joe.

When the Queen passes away, he’s going to become king, a role that requires intense dedication, compassion, and professionalism. Although the prince has spent his life preparing for the part, he hasn’t always displayed these traits in some of his actions. That makes people doubt his ability to be a good king, hence why they’d prefer to have William instead.

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