Prince Charles was 'not fit' for king in the eyes of Princess Diana

Eliza Velk
Junior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

As the Queen’s eldest son, Prince Charles is first in line to become the next King of England but it seems his ex-wife, Princess Diana wasn’t too sure about him taking on that level of responsibility. 

Secretly, in the eyes of the late princess, Charles was simply “not fit” for the job, according to their former butler Paul Burrell.

“I know it’s his right, I know he’s the heir to the throne, I know he has waited his whole life but his own wife said ‘my husband is not fit for the top job’,” Paul revealed to the Daily Star. 

Prince Charles is set to be the next king however Princess Diana doesn’t think he was fit for the role, claims former butler. Source: Getty

And it’s not the first time this opinion has come up – in an old interview with Martin Bashir Diana was unsure if Charles would be able to adapt to the ‘suffocating’ role.

“…Being King would be a little bit more suffocating,” Diana said.

“And because I know the character I would think that the top job, as I call it, would bring enormous limitations to him and I don’t know whether he could adapt to that.”

Princess Diana previously claimed she doesn’t think Prince Charles will be able to adapt to the role of King. Source: Getty

Butler Paul has even become sceptical himself as to whether the 70-year-old will make it to the throne as he believes Queen Elizabeth II will continue to reign for many more years.

“I don’t think we will ever see King Charles and Queen Camilla on the throne of England,” he said. 

“I think the Queen will die aged 101, 102 or 103, maybe. Her mother was almost 102. Longevity is in the family.”

Former butler to Princess Diana, Paul Burrell is sceptical whether we will see Prince Charles become King of England. Source: Getty

And if that is the case, Paul believes that Prince Charles may be “too old” to take over the reign, guessing he will roughly be about 80 at that point.

However recent signs suggest the opposite – as  the Queen has already slowly started to pull back on public engagements and begun offering more responsibility to her son as  the heir to the throne.


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