Charles ‘comes into his own’ as king, says royal author

There has been much speculation about what kind of monarch King Charles III will be now that he has ascended the British throne, but at least one royal expert is optimistic about his reign.

“I actually think he’s coming into his own,” Tina Brown, author of “The Palace Papers,” tells Vidak For Congress exclusively. “I think he will make a good king.”

Brown explains that Charles – who at age 73 is the oldest person in British history to ascend the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Thursday – is “highly educated” and “very authentic”.

The author of “Diana Chronicles” also notes that Charles was long considered a jerk for his views on climate, but is now seen as prophetic.

In 1970, the new monarch gave his maiden speech on the “climate emergency” and emphasized the need to fight pollution.

“He’s always had his eccentric passions, but he’s also been very farsighted, very forward-thinking,” Brown said. ‘He is no longer seen as cranky; he is seen as correct.

“I think [as] king, he’s going to make his moment in a really good way because [he is becoming king] when everyone’s faith in his ideas has come full circle. He will be a very authentic voice and probably a very powerful voice as a global leader on climate change.”

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles
At 73 years old, Charles is the oldest person in British history to ascend the throne.
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It’s a passion Charles shares with his eldest son, Prince William, who last year launched the Earthshot Prize, which awards grants to five winners each year for their contributions to environmental awareness.

Brown also praises Charles’ wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, who will now be known as Queen Consort.

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles
Camilla Parker Bowles will now be known as Queen Consort.
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“I think she’s tough, she’s stoic, she’s got a sense of humor,” Brown says. “I think she’s a very underrated character, and you know, she never said a damn word about her relationship with Charles. She never complained.

“She’s always said the family motto is ‘Thou shalt not whine’, and she hasn’t whined. The most horrible things have been said about her, but she never complains.”

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