Prince Charles not standing down as King for William, says heir apparent in book

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EUGENE, Ore. – The next British monarch will be Prince Charles says the heir apparent in his new book, while the world’s attention is now on his eldest son Prince William who’s set to marry Kate Kiddleton April 29 at Westminster Abbey in London; however, some in American media have been criticized by the British for already dubbing William “the next British king” when the young prince is second in the line to the throne now held by Queen Elizabeth II.

It’s interesting to note -- states The Guardian and other British newspapers in London -- that Prince Charles will take on one of his top "kingly" roles as president of The Royal Shakespeare Company on the day after his son’s marriage by attending the 50th Birthday Gala Performance of Macbeth on April 30 at the Royal Shakespeare Theater. The theater is located in Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon Avon. Prince Charles states in his new book “Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World,” that as Britain’s monarch he wants to help change the world.

A royal wedding at a time when Prince Charles is reminding the world who will be king

While the prince does not address his son William’s ambitions to become King of England, Prince Charles has, according to British media, made it be known that he’s still the top runner for his mum’s job.

Prince Charlies also states that he's still relevant even as a 62-year-old even when U.K. media have stated how "Charles has been recently overshadowed by his son."

In turn, Prince Charles hopes his son’s wedding will distance himself from the tragic breakup of his marriage to Lady Di, according to recent reports in the Guardian newspaper in London.

The wedding of Prince William of Wales -- to a non-royal Kate Middleton -- echoes that of his father to his late mother Princess Diana Spencer who divorced Prince Charles.

She died tragically in a Paris car accident.

Eugene library and American media on top of royal marriages

One of the nice perks of living in Eugene is access to the Knight Library at the University of Oregon that’s features, among other artifacts of the past, a photo book featuring Prince Charles (Charles Philip Arthur George) of England, during his 1981 trip to America just prior to his marriage to Lady Diana Spencer.

In his new book, “Harmony: A New Way of Looking At Our World,” Prince Charles advocates a “whole-istic' approach to science and a move away from modern architecture.” The prince does not mention Lady Di’s name or legacy in the book or recent interviews, nor does he discuss his role as the heir apparent and his major title HRH The Prince of Wales.

Instead, Prince Charles calls his book “a call to revolution,” and acknowledges that he will be “the next King of England.”

Thus, any call for "revolution" by a possible new king has intrigued British citizenry and media.

A recent profile of the Prince Charles book, that’s been recently released in paperback, and also now available in a DVD documentary format, was recently profiled by the London based newspaper, the Guardian.

"I don't want my grandchildren – or yours – to come along and say, 'Why the hell didn't you do something about this? You knew what the problem was.' That's what motivates me," says the Prince of Wales in the accompanying TV documentary that’s being re-run in the States with the new interest in the royals now that William is getting married.

In turn, Prince Charles notes in both his book and the TV show that he’s on this Earth for a reason.

"I can only, somehow, imagine that I find myself being born into this position for a purpose,” he says.

"In those early years I was described as old-fashioned, out of touch and anti-science; a dreamer in the modern world that clearly thought itself too sophisticated for 'obsolete' ideas and techniques, but I could see the stakes were already far too high ... Even back at the end of the 'swinging 60s' the damage was showing through and I felt it was my duty to warn of the consequences of ignoring nature's intrinsic tendency towards harmony and balance before it was all too late,” writes Prince Charles in his book.

In turn, the Guardian states that the Prince calling for “harmony” – given his rocky past – is “not so strange now with his son getting married and he’s getting ready to be King.”

Image of Prince Charles in 1981: souce Wikipedia

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