British leaders have warned Prince Charles against making political statements after he commented on his country’s asylum policy.
London – British leaders have Prince Charles (73), after commenting on his country’s asylum policy, warned against making political statements.
According to the report, he should please stay out of politics Sunday Times from British government circles.
The 73-year-old had described Britain’s asylum policy as “appalling” because of the decision to send rejected asylum seekers to Rwanda.
Members of the cabinet around Prime Minister Boris Johnson (57) reacted outraged to the statement and warned the Prince of Wales against interfering in public order.
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Your fear: With increased statements of this kind, the prince could, in the worst case, trigger a constitutional crisis. Should he become king in the future, such statements would be far worse.
“Prince Charles is an ornament of our public life, but he will lose his charm should he try to behave in the same way as king. This will raise serious constitutional problems,” a senior cabinet minister told the newspaper.
“Many of his views on architecture and horticulture are interesting and I’m always willing to listen to them privately. But that’s very different from him intervening publicly as a monarch. The genius of the Queen is that most of us don’t have a clue have what she thinks,” said the politician, praising Queen Elizabeth II (96) for her reserved manner.
Another official took his criticism even more bluntly: “The problem with Charles is that he thinks he has to be interesting – and he thinks people are interested in what he thinks. He seems to have misunderstood his role have,” he said.
In response to the admonition, the British royal family released a soothing statement, saying Charles would be “politically neutral”.
However, since the prince has made it clear in the past that he considers himself not only a royal but also a politician, it should be interesting to see whether he really keeps the royal promise in the future.