Prince Charles speaks about the responsibilities of being a royal on new TV documentary 'Queen of the World'
Charles, who was named as the monarch's successor and the next leader of the Commonwealth, was reflecting upon his role as a royal
A new TV documentary shows Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, talking about the sense of duty he feels as part of the British Royal family. On the documentary, Charles explained that it was his responsibility to "mind about other people" and "mind about what happens in this country and the Commonwealth" while opening up to the camera, reports the Daily Mail.
In the second part of the TV documentary 'Queen of the World', Charles, who speaks during the second half of the documentary, says he believes very few understand this sense of 'duty' and that only the people who have been brought up in the same way as he, ever can.
The TV programme also sees the Duke give a rare glimpse of his light-hearted side, especially when he is asked by a group of giggling schoolchildren whether he will "build a fort" once he becomes king. The two-part documentary further looks into the role of the Queen as Head of the Commonwealth, while she also prepares to delegate responsibility to the younger members of the family.
Last week, the first edition of the documentary aired on TV, which even saw an appearance by the Duchess of Sussex. However, this week's episode will mostly deal with the monarch and her role within the Commonwealth. It will also feature interviews with members of the royal family including Princess Anne and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, who also spoke about the moving feeling she experiences while visiting Commonwealth war graves.
Charles, who was named the monarch's successor and the next leader of the Commonwealth, was reflecting upon his role as a royal. "People don't always understand the concept of duty. I think a lot of the time you have to be brought up to understand what it actually means."
"Minding about other people, minding about what happens in this country and the Commonwealth, and that's the only way, all the masses of people who need to be encouraged and thanked."
Some minutes later, the Prince of Wales is seen playfully probed by a group of pupils during a visit to a school in New Dehli, India. A nine-year-old girl named Pragya asked him, "When you become king, will you build a fort?" To which, Charles exclaimed, "I will!" to make the kids laugh, although later specifying that he had no intentions of ever fort-building.
According to the publication, Prince Charles was supposed to meet the kids at their school, but due to the poor air quality in the city, he had the children driven up to the British Council. Moreover, the first episode of the show caused a stir when it aired last Tuesday, as viewers complained it featured the Duchess of Sussex too heavily instead of the Queen.