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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...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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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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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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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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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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