KING Charles has never been one to follow the age old royal tradition of “never complain, never explain,” and has always maintained his own position on the social and political issues of the day and as he’s set to be Coronated in the first coronation since 1953, the mainstream media has been attacking his stances trying to silence a modern monarch who is in touch with the people.
King Charles is a man who has consistently backed the little people. He’s a man who has defied the odds of needing to be impartial – and has risked it all to help people in need.
Despite what his critics and the papers say, the King has seemed to have a “magic touch” when it comes to knowing what the public mood is – from tackling poverty, youth unemployment and inner city decline in the seventies and eighties and nineties with the Prince’s Trust – that has given opportunities to more than one million young people, to alternative medicine and homeopathy – Charles’ has always wanted to be a more “hands on” monarch.
He famously said that he refused to be relegated to “cutting ribbons” – he has a philosophy of harmony and is a fighter and he hates the stuffy Royal protocol, he has a great sense of humour and really enjoys engagement with the public – he’s had to fight to be the monarch he is expected to be today, becoming the first member of the Royal Family to go to University and a royal source claimed to Politicalite that King Charles “has a great intellect unlike the other royal family members.”
According to The New York Times, In 1988 Prince Charles said: “I’ve had to fight every inch of my life to escape royal protocol,”
“I’ve had to fight to go to university. I’ve had to fight to have any sort of role as Prince of Wales.”
He also hit back at advice to simply “play his role” and vowed to have an active role in changing people’s lives for the better.
“You’re suggesting that I go back and play polo. I wasn’t trained to do that. I have been brought up to have an active role. I am determined not to be confined to cutting ribbons.” said Prince Charles.
Republican detractors and critics of the former Prince Charles in the past have laughed politely at his views on alternative medicine which now has many followers. Both he and the late Queen mother utilized homeopathy and gave their royal patents to Ainsworths. Charles often uses Ainsworths’ travel kits on his travels. In addition, he was a keen supporter of environmental issues before it was a fad. His revelation that he “talked to his plants” led to mockery, but now it has been proved that this can help them grow, critics even attacked his plan for the Prince’s Trust and claimed “it would never work”, but it did, and Charles has been a visionary on the green issue.
For decades, Prince Charles developed the philosophy of harmony and making a difference – it’s why he set up The Prince’s Trust in the 1970s with his Royal Navy severance pay of £8,000 – (around £100,000 in 2022) using his own money, not the Government’s nor his mother’s.
Without The Prince’s Trust – Politicalite wouldn’t be here today. A working-class news outlet from “up North” was born thanks to business training and mentoring from the Trust – who gave me the confidence and skills to start a media business after leaving University to make the British media more diverse and break down class barriers and boundaries in the news industry.
It was Prince Charles’s visionary charity has also helped countless other young people, The Prince’s Trust has supported more than 1,000,000 young people to date and has taken millions out of poverty, crime and drugs. He believes in giving people a push up – rather than a life of handouts that lead to deprived people on a path to crime.
Recently the press has said that his views on grammar schools, architecture and homeopathy, King Charles embraced a colourful variety of issues in his long years as Prince of Wales – but Politicalite thinks the King should keep his voice.
He should continue to speak up for the people without a voice, he should continue speaking for himself and more importantly he should keep proving his critics wrong.