Prince Charles has a few passions in life that are dear and near to his heart, and he is aware that he has to let them go when he is crowned king of England, but that does not mean that he is happy about it.
It is a known fact that, like his son, Prince Harry, Charles believes that climate change is real and has pushed very hard via speeches to have world leaders address this urgent matter.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall‘s husband impressed even beloved climate change activist Greta Thunberg at the 2020 World Economic Forum in Switzerland where he delivered a passionate speech saying: “Do we want to go down in history as the people who did nothing to bring the world back from the brink in time to restore the balance when we could have done? I don’t want to.”
Prince Charles, who appears to be a man of action, has taken upon himself to launch the Sustainable Markets initiative, which was put together to push big businesses to lean on green energy and make this planet a better place for this and future generations.
However, Charles, Prince of Wales, will have to close the activism chapter when he replaces Queen Elizabeth II, and it will not be easy.
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams touched on the changes Charles will go through. Fitzwilliams explained that Prince Charles has been a climate change activist for over half a century and added: “The way it would have to be handled would change a lot for him. He would read the speech from the throne, and he would give his Christmas message, which might very well have a flavor of that in it. Remember this issue isn’t party politics; itis a standard. The Prince began his campaign years ago. He’s been campaigning for over half a century on the environment.”
The royal expert went on to reveal: “Initially, people simply didn’t take it seriously. But obviously, we might, for example, in his Christmas broadcast, get a mention of it. But remember it isn’t a party political issue, it is something that almost all governments in the world now support. That is the reduction of carbon emissions. So the Prince wouldn’t be straying into the controversial territory by men, and mentioning it.”
Fitzwilliams reminded the public of this: “But you wouldn’t expect him to, in any sense, be a campaigning monarch. And in his 70th birthday interview, he said he wouldn’t be, it just isn’t the job. As I said, the Christmas broadcast and his weekly audiences with the Prime Minister can be spheres where he can mention it.”
Indeed Charles appeared in a BBC documentary in honor of his 70th birthday and said that he will not be able to be political as king.