King Charles has gone from a ‘confused young man’ to the ‘nation’s grandfather‘ thanks to his love and support from wife Camilla, a royal expert has claimed.
Speaking in a special episode of Palace Confidential to celebrate the monarch’s 75th birthday next month, Richard Kay shared how Charles has become ‘very comfortable in his skin’.
‘Prince of Wales as he then was, was a confused man.
‘He was constantly competing with his wife [Princess Diana] and unsure of himself he was often being criticised in public.
‘But the king he is today? He’s a man much more comfortable in his skin in large part because of his marriage to Queen Camilla.
Mr Kay also touched on how Charles was once seen as too politically outspoken – but can now ‘look back with some satisfaction that many of the views that he held thirty years ago are now very mainstream and have wide public support’.
However, Charles’ first year as the king has been dominated by the issues of ‘Harry, Meghan, and Andrew’.
‘I think that’s going to go on i think what’s interesting is what his response has been,’ Mr Kay added.
‘He has remained stoically silent indeed almost impervious to many statements and remarks that have come out of California, and I think that will continue’.
‘He is becoming I think what he wants to be which is the nation’s grandpa It was always going to be such a difficult act to follow after the queen.’.
Daily Mail’s Royal Editor Rebecca English added that senior members of royal staff have told him the King would be the ‘first to admit’ that he ‘made mistakes in his personal life’ in the past.
She added: ‘But should he be expected to pay for those mistakes for the rest of time on earth? Time is a healer a people have come to accept the man that he is. He’s in a much happier place personally and that seeps into his professional life.’