If your British and want your powerless head of state to wear a “Bernie Bro” T-shirt and a #metoo pin, you’re shit out of luck with Prince Charles. Charlie somehow thinks he’s going to outlive THE QUEEN and have a shot at that throne, and he decided to let cameras follow him for a year to document how difficult his life is waiting in the wings. Charlie may be best known for his waiting game and for giving up the Princess Diana for Duchess Camilla, but he’s also an environmentalist and has used his title for a host of charitable causes. He says that goes out the window the moment he dons the crown. Ha!
The BBC followed Charles around for a documentary that coincides with his 70th birthday and is probably also there to remind us peasants there are people around in the royal family who aren’t named Duchess Meghan. Anyway, the Beebs asked Charles about how some took his activism as meddling, and he replied, “Please don’t take away my causes. It’s SO boring at Buckingham Palace talking horses with Camilla!” OK, he didn’t say that. He said this:
“If it’s meddling to worry about the inner cities as I did 40 years ago, then if that’s meddling I’m proud of it…It’s vital to remember there’s only room for one sovereign at a time, not two.”
Boom! You tell them, Chuckie! Basically, Charles says he can do whatever the F he wants while just a prince since it’s Big Mama running the show and serving as the face of the nation. That being said, when it’s his turn to sit around and eat bon bons and wait around to see who portrays him in the later seasons of The Crown (which is totally what QE2 does), Charles says (in so many words) he’ll take off his pussy hat, give up the sit-ins, stop hugging the trees:
“But the idea, somehow, that I’m going to go on in exactly the same way, if I have to succeed, is complete nonsense because the two – the two situations – are completely different.”
That’s British royal talk for he’ll do what the current monarch has done for decades: look expressionless, carry a purse, and feign interest in wherever it is she’s been dragged to for the day. “And they’ll remain different roles forever because my ass will never be going to the giant Corgi park in the sky!” said THE QUEEN.