Prince Charles has done something Queen Elizabeth has warned him not to do plenty of times, and that’s speak publicly about politics. Prince Charles gave the public a stern warning about the ‘dangers of the world’ in a Christmas message that he delivered over the weekend.
Unlike Queen Elizabeth and her annual Christmas Broadcast, Prince Charles delivered his speech as part of the BBC’s Thought of the Day program. Many were even shocked by what Prince Charles had to say. He talked about the current conflicts in the Middle East and how the world needs to practice more tolerance.
Charles even mentioned Muslims, religious persecution and the growing number of populist groups from around the world. He even said that many nations are close to repeating the dark days of World War II.
Without naming any specific names though, he said he was deeply disturbed by groups targeting those that are part of a minority faith. Prince Charles said, “We are now seeing the rise of many populist groups across the world that are increasingly aggressive towards those who adhere to a minority faith. All of this has deeply disturbing echoes of the dark days of the 1930s.”
Sources say that Charles is finally showing signs of being a leader. Many royal fans have even praised him for his thoughtful yet powerful speech. Some are even applauding him for having the courage to speak out about the atrocities being carried out around the world. Even though he broke royal protocol by speaking about politics, many believe Charles did the right thing.
Then again, insiders believe Queen Elizabeth might be preparing to step down. In fact, sources say that she has been scaling back her work these last several weeks. Royal insiders even say that Queen Elizabeth’s retirement announcement will come sooner rather than later. Both she and Prince Philip were forced to scale back from their Christmas festivities this past weekend. Reports indicate that they were both suffering from serious and heavy colds.
So far Buckingham Palace has not made any additional comments about Prince Charles’ statements. Are you surprised by Prince Charles’ Christmas message? Do you think the Queen is upset that he broke royal protocol by speaking about politics? Or does this simply mean that Prince Charles is getting ready to step up in his new role as King of England?
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