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The former Prince of Wales will have to adopt a different attitude to suit his new role, so Charles III’s ascension to the throne is likely to bring little change to Britain.
Queen Elizabeth II died Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Her 73-year-old son, Charles, ascended the throne soon after his mother’s death. This comes with some new restrictions that he must adhere to.
“Prince Charles is clearly not Prince Charles,” Henry Jackson Society executive director Alan Mendoza told Fox News Digital. If there’s one thing she would have conveyed over and over again, and by her own example, it’s that she was cryptic when it came to decisions.”
As the Prince of Wales, Charles criticized climate change and wrote the book Climate Change with Cambridge University climate scientist Emily Schuckberg and former Friends of the Earth director Tony Juniper. He also targeted government subsidies for large-scale farming and encouraged organic and eco-friendly food production.
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But as Charles III, he should be more modest in his opinions.
Mendoza said, “Prince Charles has been very vocal about his beliefs in the past, and he believes he is the current monarch and as a result cannot afford to have an opinion. I have no doubt that,” he explained.
“Having apprenticed for this role for so long, of course he’s going to want to push certain causes…he’ll be more of an activist monarch than his mother, but I don’t think so.” I don’t think so. As long as he says he intends to communicate his thoughts the way we thought.”
Queen Elizabeth II is known as an enigmatic monarch and is known to have remained a mystery throughout her life. In 1986 there was a small crisis. Sunday she claimed that the Queen did not agree with the Prime Minister and made her opinion public when the Times published an article titled “Queen Embarrassed Thatcher for Being ‘Indifferent'”. She should be understood as an attack on the government.
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Therefore, Charles must walk in line and keep his sight close to his chest when he finally sits on the throne.
Part of the reason is due to the fact that the King is the de facto approval of everything government does. Actions taken by the prime minister or parliament are actions understood to have been taken with the monarch’s approval.
“Each year there is something called the Queen’s Speech or the King’s Speech that the monarch gives in the Houses of Parliament. It’s important to be there,” Mendoza said.
However, the monarch actually has the ability to reject certain policies and ideas put forward by the government, a power that has not been exercised for many years and is unlikely to be exercised anytime soon.
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Mendoza pointed out that Boris Johnson tried to suspend government and then hold Brexit elections.The Queen could have rejected her motion, but she did nothing in the end.
“It’s very unorthodox and very unusual, and I have no doubt it would pose a constitutional crisis if the monarch actually wielded this power,” he said. They were able to do it.”
King Charles III exerts his influence through weekly meetings with the Prime Minister, where he discusses recent government developments and where the King is free to express his views on government matters. These conversations will remain private.
But Prince Charles has been Prince of Wales for decades. his thoughts.
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Mainly in Britain, the national anthem will change to “God Save the King” and new banknotes will be issued with the face of King Charles III, Mendoza said. should not be expected.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.