Prince Charles on why he doesn’t think monarchs should retire – The Observer

June 13, 2013

From the Observer archive, 9 June 1974 interview with Prince Charles:

…I certainly don’t think monarchs should retire and be pensioned off, say at 60, as some professions and businesses stipulate. The nature of being a monarch is different.

Take Queen Victoria. In her 80s, she was more loved, more revered than she had ever been. In other walks of life, too, age may bring accumulations of respect – and possibly wisdom – which are valuable to society.

…so many young people feel they don’t belong… What they really want is adventure and a sense of service…

To read the entire article in The Observer, please click here.

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HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales.  Photo by Helmandblog.

HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales. Photo by Helmandblog.

 

 

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