William, who shares three children with wife Kate Middleton, says that he wishes his father would cut back on work and spend more time with his grandchildren, including George (5), Charlotte (3) and baby Louis. “It’s something I’m working on heavily. I think he does have time for it, but I would like him to have more time with the children,” said William. “Having more time with him at home would be lovely—and being able to, you know, play around with the grandchildren. When he is there, he’s brilliant, but we need him there as much as possible.”
Hopeful that the upcoming birthday will encourage Charles to slow down, William said “Now that he’s reached his 70th year, it’s the perfect time to consolidate a little bit. You’re worried about having them around and making sure their health is OK. He’s the fittest man I know, but equally, I want him to be fit until he’s 95.”
Harry agreed, remembering the overwhelming workload his father took on when the brothers were young. He does need to slow down. This is a man who has dinner ridiculously late at night, and then goes to his desk later that night and will fall asleep on his notes—to the point where he’ll wake up with a piece of paper stuck to his face! The man never stops,” said Harry. “When we were kids, there were bags and bags and bags of work that the office just sent to him. We could barely even get to his desk to say ‘goodnight’ to him.”
The Prince of Wales has caused disquiet in the past by expressing his commitment to organic farming, traditional architecture and environmental causes. In 2015, he lost a long court battle to prevent the disclosure of 27 letters sent to government officials on matters such as badger culling, fish protection, military readiness and the preservation of historic buildings.
When the prince does take a break from his grueling schedule, hes got the grandpa role nailed. Speaking about her own four grandchildren, Charles wife Camilla Parker Bowles says “He reads Harry Potter and he can do all the different voices and I think children really appreciate that. He will get down on his knees and crawl about with them for hours, you know, making funny noises and laughing. My grandchildren adore him—absolutely adore him!” We love that Prince Charles is a big Harry Potter fan. Thats how we envision childhood in the U.K.
"He's pretty impatient, he wants things done by yesterday as I think everybody who works for him will tell you. But that's how he gets things done. He's driven by this, this passion inside him to really help," she said. "He would like to save the world."
Charles may continue to be a workaholic into his 70s, but his commitment to his children and grandchildren remains steadfast. In the new documentary, Harry recalls asking Charles to step in for wife Meghan Markles own father when he was unable to walk her down the aisle in May. “I asked him to and I think he knew it was coming, and he immediately said ‘Yes, of course, I’ll do whatever Meghan needs and I’m here to support you,” said Harry. “For him that’s a fantastic opportunity to step up and be that support, and you know he’s our father so of course he’s going to be there for us.”
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In conclusion, Prince Charles works too much, but tries to spend time with his grandchildren whenever he can and does a great Hagrid voice (were guessing). So, hes a dad. Hes a Prince, but hes kinda just a dad too.
Meghan Markle has made many adjustments as Prince Harrys now-wife: moving to London, starting a new job as a working royal alongside him, changing her wardrobe to adhere to royal protocol, and well, getting used to a much darker house. This isnt because Kensington Palaces Nottingham Cottage is dimly lit either; its just a Prince Harry quirk that theyve had disagreements about, Harry recalled in BBC Ones documentary about his father, Prince, Son & Heir: Charles at 70.
Per Entertainment Tonight, Harry said he inherited Prince Charless passion for conservation. (His father Charles said during his royal tour of Ghana earlier this week that hes worried about the planet Meghan and Harrys future baby is going to inherit, the most recent example of Charless activism. “It does seem to me insanity if we are going to bequeath this completely polluted, damaged and destroyed world to them,” he said via The Daily Telegraph. “All grandchildren deserve a better future.”)
Part of Harrys passion is conserving household energy as extremely as possible-and to a level that surprised Meghan. My wife certainly goes, Well, why turn the lights off? Its dark, Harry said of her. I go, We only need one light, we dont need, like, six, and all of a sudden, it becomes a habit.