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Prince Charles: 'I'm running out of time'
Telegraph ^ | 24 Nov 2012 | Roya Nikkhah

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: “I’ll run out of time soon. I shall have snuffed it if I’m not careful.”

The comments, which were recorded for a film on the Clarence House website about the Prince’s 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 Prince’s 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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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: princecharles; royals; unitedkingdom
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1 posted on 11/24/2012 6:23:34 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

There’s a reason as to why the queen will not give up the crown, Charles.

That reason is you, because she knows you.


2 posted on 11/24/2012 6:26:43 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

Bette Harry than Charles.


3 posted on 11/24/2012 6:29:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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4 posted on 11/24/2012 6:30:42 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: george76

They should abolish the monarchy. None of those people deserve it.


5 posted on 11/24/2012 6:32:34 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: george76

Hope the Queen lives as long as her mother:)


6 posted on 11/24/2012 6:32:40 PM PST by LongWayHome
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To: cripplecreek

Both boys have shown themselves to be better material than their father. William will do the royals proud, once his father steps aside.


7 posted on 11/24/2012 6:34:36 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: LongWayHome

Longer.


8 posted on 11/24/2012 6:37:41 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: george76

Upchuck, I mean Charles should be passed over for the crown. It should go from QEII to William.


9 posted on 11/24/2012 6:38:07 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: george76
Chuck can peer through a knot-hole and suffer no loss of depth perception.
10 posted on 11/24/2012 6:38:32 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: george76


11 posted on 11/24/2012 6:39:45 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: george76
...he feels frustrated his reign has not yet begun.

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.

12 posted on 11/24/2012 6:39:55 PM PST by Ditto
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To: george76

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.


13 posted on 11/24/2012 6:39:55 PM PST by Little Ray (I have VOTED AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: GeronL

The murderous islamic caliphate (spit!) will do that, soon enough.


14 posted on 11/24/2012 6:40:20 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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15 posted on 11/24/2012 6:40:20 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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16 posted on 11/24/2012 6:41:49 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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17 posted on 11/24/2012 6:49:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Jonty30

I think Her Majesty will outlive Chhhhales.


18 posted on 11/24/2012 6:51:36 PM PST by Shady (Libya shows us how Americans rate...)
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19 posted on 11/24/2012 6:52:45 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

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.


20 posted on 11/24/2012 6:53:18 PM PST by nicksaunt
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To: Revolting cat!

May Queen Elizabeth live and reign until she’s 101 years old or longer, which is the age that her mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, lived to.


21 posted on 11/24/2012 6:55:57 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: nicksaunt
Here's a pic from Thursday.


22 posted on 11/24/2012 6:57:48 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: tumblindice

LOL!


23 posted on 11/24/2012 7:13:15 PM PST by Montanabound
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To: george76
There is a reason why The Queen hasn't given you The Crown yet Charles.

Think about that for a second.

24 posted on 11/24/2012 7:15:06 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Revolting cat!

He’s 10 months shy of being the oldest to accede to the throne.

He’s a long way though from being the oldest claimant - that would be the Electress Sophia, who at 84 died just a month shy of being Queen.


25 posted on 11/24/2012 7:20:44 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: george76
Can't the queen name anyone she wants as her successor?
26 posted on 11/24/2012 7:27:04 PM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: george76

I have a friend who wrote the Queen just today.

He is requesting photos of a bowl that he made her and which used to be on the Britannia. They physically shipped it to him once, in the late 1960s, for him to use it in some art shows, but today he is just looking for her to send him photos of it.


27 posted on 11/24/2012 7:28:25 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: verga

No.


28 posted on 11/24/2012 7:28:28 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Revolting cat!

Charles hasn’t yet become the longest serving Prince of Wales. He needs another 4.5 years.

59 years 1 month (Edward VII)
57 years 5 months (George IV)
54 years 5 months (Charles).

Charles is also about 4 years away from serving as the longest serving heir presumptive. Only James Francis Edward Stuart served longer, 64 years.


29 posted on 11/24/2012 7:32:17 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: JCBreckenridge

GOOGLED the Electress and what an interesting history..


30 posted on 11/24/2012 7:38:59 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: JCBreckenridge

You said Charles is 54. He was born in 1948, which makes him 64.


31 posted on 11/24/2012 7:46:41 PM PST by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: celtic gal

She’s significant to the current throne because she ties the present dynasty to the Stuarts and later Plantagenets. (everyone after Edward III). Doing Elizabeth’s genealogy, she is *very* significant. I’m not sure if that is the same for Charles or William.


32 posted on 11/24/2012 7:46:53 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
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To: george76

In other words, I wish Mummy would just die already.

Self-centered ninny.


33 posted on 11/24/2012 7:48:15 PM PST by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Ditto
Feeling frustrated that his mother is still alive?

No. It is quite common through history for old Monarchs to step aside and allow their heir to take over. Unfortunately for Charles the old bat thinks he's a loser and wants one of the grand-kids to take the throne.

34 posted on 11/24/2012 7:59:12 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: george76

What in the world? Is he wishing his mother dead? Hopefully just wanting her to step aside but pretty selfish in any case.


35 posted on 11/24/2012 8:01:28 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: GeronL

Not so simple with the system of government they have...all of the powers of government are delegated from the Monarch’s power and done in the Monarch’s name...their troops are sworn to protect the Queen as our troops are sworn to protect the Constitution. The Monarch gives the government legitimacy to exist as the Constitution here gives our government legitimacy to exist (although of course...it seems the government does not obey its words all too often).


36 posted on 11/24/2012 8:04:54 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

His Royal Chuckness had better tread lightly if and when he does become king. He seems the type to try to rule and not just reign, and I don’t see any prime minister putting up with it. The British politicians may find a way to see him and the Firm off for good if Prince Nitwit becomes even more annoying and meddlesome as king.


37 posted on 11/24/2012 8:13:58 PM PST by Cecily
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To: tumblindice

“Chuck can peer through a knot-hole and suffer no loss of depth perception. “

My now departed dear mother used to say that the Charles could look through a keyhole with both eyes at the same time! And so could many of the House of Windsor.


38 posted on 11/24/2012 8:17:23 PM PST by vette6387
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To: JCBreckenridge

I looked that up and was surprised to find the entire lineage actually goes back to the first traces of the formation of the Monarchy, to William I (The Conqueror) and even to some of the warring pretenders to the throne beforehand...pretty fascinating and surprising - I thought that throughout history the throne had probably been taken by different powers at war coming in and taking over...but all of the squabbles over the throne were actually inter-family when they took place...not always immediate family, but still family. Just a brief interruption by Cromwell to their continuous reign.


39 posted on 11/24/2012 8:23:35 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: george76

Charles is shame to his country and that is why his own mother does not want to give up the throne.


40 posted on 11/24/2012 8:35:11 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: george76
Long live the Queen!
41 posted on 11/24/2012 8:41:46 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: verga

Nope. The succession rules are set out in the Act of Settlement of 1701. Any changes must be ratified by the Parliaments of Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.


42 posted on 11/24/2012 10:02:07 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: passionfruit

He wasn’t invested as Prince of Wales until he was 10.


43 posted on 11/24/2012 10:04:39 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: passionfruit

He wasn’t invested as Prince of Wales until he was 10.


44 posted on 11/24/2012 10:05:04 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888

Wrong. He was invested as Prince of Wales at age 21 in 1969.


45 posted on 11/24/2012 10:34:09 PM PST by Catmom
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To: george76

He added: “I’ll run out of time soon. I shall have snuffed it if I’m not careful.”

Hey Chuck, We all have expiration dating. However, there are some people that don’t belong here anymore.


46 posted on 11/25/2012 2:50:32 AM PST by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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Long live queen Liz!


47 posted on 11/25/2012 5:45:42 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Jonty30

Actually, for all his quirks, Charles is well liked by most of the British public. And we, whilst not agreeing with everything he says, agree with some of his statements (his attacks on 60s UK architecture for example are very popular)

I have little time for the Charlie-bashers, as too many are just silly women with fetishes about the blonde bimbo he was married to.

I have met Charles and Camilla, and they were a very charming couple. And Charles a charming and intelligent man.

BTW, I am NOT a royalist. I simply like the man as an individual.


48 posted on 11/25/2012 7:57:01 AM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: cripplecreek

Except he is not the next in line after Charles..


49 posted on 11/25/2012 7:57:44 AM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: GeronL

I agree.


50 posted on 11/25/2012 7:58:09 AM PST by the scotsman (i)
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