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Prince Charles won't 'meddle' when he becomes king

In a new documentary celebrating his 70th birthday, Britain's Prince Charles spoke for the first time about what sort of king he will be, saying he will shift gears once he takes on the role of the monarch.

During a documentary for Prince Charles 70th birthday on November 14, the camera crew captured the moment when Prince Charles went around the market during his tour of the South Pacific Island of Vanuatu in April.

"I'm not that stupid", he said.

Unlike his inscrutable mother Elizabeth, who can discuss issues like Brexit in neutral tones, Charles has triggered criticism - and praise - for his controversial views. "I go, 'We only need one light, we don't need, like, six, ' and all of a sudden, it becomes a habit".

But he told the BBC that he would operate within "constitutional parameters" as king.

"It's the things he does behind the scenes that people don't know about.I don't think people realise quite how kind he is".

"I think that was very touching, sitting where I was, you couldn't hear what he said".

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Millions of viewers were left deeply moved as the prince turned to his father and said, "Thank you Pa", as Charles completed the walk down St George's Chapel at Windsor with Meghan on his arm.

He said: "If it's meddling to worry about the inner cities as I did 40 years ago, then if that's meddling I'm proud of it".

Charles inherited Birkhall from his grandmother when she died in 2002, and often spends summers there with his wife the Duchess of Cornwall. "We could barely even get to his desk to say "goodnight" to him".

His supporters say his causes - such as helping disadvantaged young people find work, inter-faith dialogue and campaigning against throwaway plastic - are often prescient. He said he was lucky to have supportive government figures who encouraged him to wage battles on matters of conscience, such as the former Prime Minister Jim Callaghan and Sir Alec Douglas-Home when he was foreign secretary.

"The Queen also questioned why Meghan needed a veil for the wedding, given it was to be her second marriage".

Topics included rural housing, food in hospitals and the fate of the Patagonian Toothfish.

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