Prince Charles is an 'entirely unsuitable' king, claims royal author

Prince Charles is an 'entirely unsuitable' king, claims royal author

January 19, 2021

Prince Charles is an ‘entirely unsuitable’ king because he appears stuck in the ’18th century’, claims royal author – who warns ‘timeless Queen will be last female monarch’

  • Prince Charles is an ‘entirely unsuitable’ king, claims royal author Clive Irving
  • Mr Irving insists the 72-year-old Prince of Wales is ‘an 18th-century figure’
  • Speaking to Australia’s Today Extra, he said: ‘The Queen seems more modern’

A royal author has claimed Prince Charles is an ‘entirely unsuitable’ king because he appears stuck in the ’18th-century’ whereas his mother, the Queen, is ‘very much timeless’.

Clive Irving, author of the new biography The Last Queen, believes Her Majesty, who is the longest-reigning monarch in British history, is ‘likely to be the last queen of England’, 9Honey reported.

Speaking to Australia’s Today Extra, he said: ‘The Queen seems more modern than Charles. She’s very much timeless, whereas Charles is an 18th-century figure. It wouldn’t be a problem if he didn’t try to impose his taste on other people.’

Mr Irving, whose book explores the last 70 years of the Queen’s decisions, claimed the heir apparent ‘prefers to have sycophants around him, which isn’t a good sign of a future ruler.’

Royal author Clive Irving has claimed Prince Charles (pictured) is an ‘entirely unsuitable’ king because he appears stuck in the ’18th-century’ whereas his mother, the Queen, is ‘very much timeless’

In his claims, he likened the Prince of Wales, 72, and his future rule of the monarchy to ‘driving over a cliff’.

He also declared that the Queen ‘will likely be the last female monarch in England’ after pointing out that all Her Majesty’s immediate successors are male.

‘She’s one of three outstanding figures in history who were Queens,’ Mr Irving said. ‘It’s a very emotional idea, I think. The whole history of queens in England will end with this one.’

The journalist made a similar statement in his new book, where he wrote: ‘Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning monarch in British history and will likely be the last queen of England.’

Having spent his career trying to understand the Queen, Mr Irving commented that the ‘most significant’ discovery he’s made is how little people actually know about her.

Clive Irving, author of the new biography The Last Queen, believes Her Majesty (pictured), who is the longest-reigning monarch in British history, is ‘likely to be the last queen of England’

‘We don’t know her opinions on anything, we don’t really know her feelings on anything,’ he said. ‘People may tell you how she feels, but they don’t really know.’

But the royal author believes this is the key to her success as Britain’s reigning monarch, adding: ‘She understood from the word go, when she became queen in 1952, that you have to sustain the mystery.

‘The person is not the point, the crown is the point, the institution is the point,’ Mr Irving explained.

Mr Irving’s comments come after a YouGov survey published in early December showed two in five adults want to see Prince William ascend to the throne, marginally higher than the 37 per cent who wish to see Prince Charles take over.

The established rules of succession are clear that the oldest child of the sitting monarch should inherit the throne.

Prince Charles is next in line, ahead of his son Prince William, who is second-in-line, and his seven-year-old grandson Prince George, who is third-in-line to the throne.

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