When will Prince Charles become king? Prince Charles has been first-in-line to the throne for 65 years, longer than any other heir in UK history. Should he replace the Queen, he would be the oldest monarch to accede to the throne. Over the past few years, however, Charles has taken on more of his 90-year-old mother's duties as a kind of "unofficial co-regency" and last night, represented her at an evening reception to mark Commonwealth Day. So is it time for the Queen to step down? Constitutionally, there is nothing to prevent Queen Elizabeth, who became the UK's longest-reigning monarch last September, from stepping down. Her uncle, Edward VIII, famously abdicated in 1936 in order to marry US divorcee Wallis Simpson, making his brother, the Queen's father, King George VI. ...
Dame Joan Collins has revealed Prince Charles was left ''devastated'' by his goddaughter Tara Palmer-Tomkinson's shock death. Prince Charles was 'devastated'' by Tara Palmer-Tomkinson's death last month. Dame Joan Collins has revealed the 68-year-old royal - who was thought to be the socialite's godfather - appeared visibly ''sad'' when she passed on her condolences to him at an event for his charity The Prince's Trust shortly after the model's passing. he said: ''It was terrible, terrible news. A lot of people were broken up. Prince Charles, too. Shortly afterwards, I went to a thing for The Prince's Trust and said to him: 'I'm so sorry, Sir, about your friend Tara'. And he looked very sad. She was his godchild.'' The 83-year-old legendary actress was equally distraught wh...
Camilla 'blows-up' at Princess Mary Is there a royal feud brewing? They’re wives to two of the most powerful men in the world and now it’s been claimed that a feud may be brewing between Camilla and Princess Mary. “She was incredibly rude to Mary when they started talking and Camilla was very confrontational, snapping at her and putting her down in front of everyone,” a royal insider told New Idea. It’s believed that Camilla has always been jealous of Mary’s public persona and the fact that she’s still not in favour with the British public isn’t helping. “Camilla on the other hand, is Britain’s least favourite royal, with polls constantly indicating no-one wants her to become Queen,” the source said. News of their alleged feud comes after it was reported last year that Princess Ma
Prince Charles warning as American vows to reclaim Brit throne when Queen dies A US lad has vowed to reclaim his “rightful” Brit throne in a shocking challenge to Prince Charles when the Queen dies. Allan Evans has taken out a large newspaper advert to declare he is the rightful future UK kingdom. The Colorado-based bloke posted the two-column advert in today's Times newspaper to declare his claim to the throne. He declares that in 30 days he is going to claim his historic Royal estate, all lands, assets and titles including the "Royal Title and Crown of Wales". Allan is, according to himself, the descendant of the first King of Wales. His long and glorious lineage is set out in detail in his closely-printed advert. He declares: "Allan V. Evans... is a direct descendant of an unbro
We've tolerated his outspoken views for years, but as he nears the throne Charles is pontificating on such explosive political subjects that I tremble for the Monarchy's future, says STEPHEN GLOVER For many years, Prince Charles has unburdened himself of his views on architecture, homeopathy, organic farming, climate change and a dozen other subjects that engage his lively and fertile mind. The heir to the throne has famously pestered government ministers with his ‘black spider memos’ — so described because of the spidery, hand-written notes which he attaches to these typed letters — exhorting them to action on mostly minor matters. His public interventions can be infuriating, or somewhat cheering. Indeed, it is possible at times to find oneself in complete agreement with him, but at ot
Everyone's favourite presenting duo Ant and Dec were awarded OBEs for services to broadcasting and entertainment on Friday, and the pair have shared sweet snaps of themselves celebrating in style! The I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here presenters, who were awarded their OBEs by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace, shared a snap of themselves with champagne with their medals proudly pinned to their jackets. Dec captioned the photo: "Thank you for all your kind messages, what a day; what a week!" He then regrammed a photo from Clarence House's official Instagram account which showed the pair collecting their awards, writing: "Well, this has turned into quite an incredible week." The pair had previously spoke about the honour, telling the Chronicle: "This will definitely be the proudest o
Someone Gifted Prince William and Kate Middleton Two USB Sticks Kensington Palace has released a list of all the gifts received by the family last year. There is a lot to worry about and stress over when meeting a member of the royal family. What do you wear? Do you start with a joke or do you play it straight? And, of course, there is the matter of what to gift the given royal, if anything at all. It’s hard enough to figure out what to bring to a friend’s housewarming (wine? a dessert? champagne?!?!)—the question of what to present Kate Middleton with seems near impossible. Well, thanks to a list released by the Palace Thursday, we now know exactly what all of the gifts presented to Kate, Prince William, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte last year were, and it is an . . . eclecti
Climate change is 'wolf at the door', says Charles: Prince urges world leaders to do more to tackle the issue in foreword of Ladybird book he co-authored Prince Charles urged world leaders to take steps to combat climate change Outspoken heir issued warning action on climate change ‘must be scaled up now In a message to world leaders described climate change as a threat to the planet Prince Charles has urged world leaders to take immediate steps to combat climate change which he thinks is the ‘wolf at the door’ threatening the planet, it was revealed last night. The outspoken heir to the throne has reportedly issued a warning that action on climate change ‘must be scaled up now’ in the foreword of a Ladybird book he has co-authored with two prominent environmental campaigners. In a me
EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE asks: Will the Accession Declaration be changed for Prince Charles after comments by the Archbishop of Canterbury? Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby offers ‘remorse’ for the violence suffered by Roman Catholics during the Reformation 500 years ago – a pointless gesture, says RC convert Ann Widdecombe. But royal watchers wonder if it’ll prompt Prince Charles to ask Welby’s advice about amending the Accession Declaration. As a new monarch, he’ll be obliged to say: ‘I do solemnly and sincerely in the presence of God profess, testify and declare that I am a faithful Protestant, and that I will, according to the true enactments which secure the Protestant succession to the Throne of my Realm, uphold and maintain the said enactments to the best of my powers according to
Who Will Be King? After Queen Elizabeth Dies, Prince Charles Isn't The Favorite Royal, New Poll Shows After Queen Elizabeth's death or abdication, most of the British public does not want Prince Charles to succeed the longest reigning monarch, a new survey has found. The Prince of Wales is the first in line to sit on the throne, but a survey published Monday by Opinium Research’s "Monarchy Tracker" showed the public was heavily in favor of Prince William. According to the survey, 52 percent of the public would prefer to see the queen's grandson Prince William to sit on the throne next, rather than Prince Charles, who received 27 percent of the votes. The online survey was conducted among 2,003 adults from Dec. 29, 2016, to Jan. 3, 2017. The survey found that much of the monarchy’s pop