With Queen Elizabeth II in her dotage, many have been speculating what the way forward for the British monarchy would seem like with out her because the sovereign.
Writer Clive Irving has argued that second in line to the throne, Prince Charles wouldn’t almost be as standard amongst the general public as his mom was.
Giving an interview on Australian channel Dawn, he mentioned: “The Queen has realized the important thing factor about being a monarch for all this time, which is that we shouldn’t know very private particulars about her.”
“That means we shouldn’t know how she feels about things and we shouldn’t know her opinions on anything. That gives her a kind of independence and inscrutability, which is invaluable in a monarch,” he continued.
“I unfortunately can’t say the same for her son and heir Charles, who we know far too much about,” he mentioned.
Irving in contrast the Queen with Charles and mentioned: “She has no constitutional authority, but she has a very personal authority and she has earned that by being a neutral and very sympathetic figure in a kind of motherly way.”
“She comes across as…warm and natural whereas Charles has none of those abilities,” he added.