Prince Charles denies prison remarks on mag
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Britain’s monarchy released a rare photo celebrating the christening of George. AP photoBritain’s royal family on Oct. 25 rushed to deny a report that Prince Charles believed becoming king when Queen Elizabeth II dies would be like “prison.”
Time magazine carried a lengthy cover profile with the heir to the throne, who turns 65 next month, in which an aide was quoted as saying that he worried that he would not achieve some of his aims before the “prison shades” close. The row erupted just two days after the christening of Prince George, the three-month-old baby of Prince William, which brought the queen and three future monarchs together for the first time in over a century.
A spokesman for Charles’s office Clarence House said: “This is not the Prince of Wales’s view and should not be attributed to him as he did not say these words. The Prince has dutifully supported the Queen all his life and his official duties and charitable work have always run in parallel.”