Skip to comments.Prince Charles: 'I'm running out of time'
Posted on 11/24/2012 6:23:31 PM PST by george76
In a series of remarkably candid comments, Prince Charles hinted that he feared his legacy as king would be cut short.
During a visit to Dumfries House, the stately home in East Ayrshire which the Prince helped save for the nation, he joked about his reputation for pursuing projects with notorious vigour but made a poignant reference to his mortality.
He said: Impatient? Me? What a thing to suggest! Yes of course I am. He added: Ill run out of time soon. I shall have snuffed it if Im not careful.
The comments, which were recorded for a film on the Clarence House website about the Princes involvement with Dumfries House, will fuel ongoing speculation that Prince Charles, 64, is more eager than ever to take the throne after 60 years of waiting.
In 2008, he became the longest-waiting heir to the throne in British history, overtaking his great-great grandfather, Edward VII.
While royal aides insist that he is fulfilled by his current role as heir apparent, supporting the Queen and being actively involved with the Princes Trust and his numerous other charities, many royal commentators have suggested that he feels frustrated his reign has not yet begun.
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There’s a reason as to why the queen will not give up the crown, Charles.
That reason is you, because she knows you.
Bette Harry than Charles.
They should abolish the monarchy. None of those people deserve it.
Hope the Queen lives as long as her mother:)
Both boys have shown themselves to be better material than their father. William will do the royals proud, once his father steps aside.
Upchuck, I mean Charles should be passed over for the crown. It should go from QEII to William.
Feeling frustrated that his mother is still alive? If true, that is really sick. I doubt very much that is what the royal idiot really meant.
IMHO, the entire 'Royal' thing is a joke, but then again, I'm not a Brit so it's none of my damn business.
Chuck, me boy, there is a REASON your mum hasn’t stepped down. She’s betting that she can live longer than you, in hopes that you won’t be able to disgrace the Throne.
The murderous islamic caliphate (spit!) will do that, soon enough.
I think Her Majesty will outlive Chhhhales.
Yikes! Is that a recent picture? My goodness, Charles certainly has not aged very well. He is starting to look as old as his dad is today. As a kid I thought Charles was an idiot and still do. We can only hope that Queen Elizabeth lives another 20+ years.
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