Prince Charles reflects on the sense of duty he feels as a member of the Royal Family in a new TV documentary.
The heir to the throne, 69, explains it is his responsibility to ‘mind about other people’, to ‘mind about what happens in this country and the Commonwealth’ as he opens up on camera.
Speaking in the second part of ITV documentary Queen of the World, Charles says he believes very few understand this sense of ‘duty’ and that only those brought up in the same way ever can.
Prince Charles claims few people understand the concept of ‘duty’ as he reflects on his role as a member of the Royal Family in ITV documentary Queen of the World. Pictured: Prince Charles with the Queen and Baroness Scotland in a scene from the first part of the series
Speaking on camera, Charles explains it is his responsibility to ‘mind about other people’ and to ‘mind about what happens in this country and the Commonwealth’ Pictured: the future King on stage at the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018 in London last month
The programme, which airs tonight, also sees Charles show off his light-hearted side when he is asked by a group of giggling schoolchildren whether he will ‘build a fort’ when he becomes King.
The two-part series examines the monarch’s role as Head of the Commonwealth as she prepares to delegate responsibility to the younger members of the family.
While last week’s episode saw appearances from the Duchess of Sussex, this week focuses more on the Queen and her role within the Commonwealth.
It also features interviews with members of the royal family including Princess Anne and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, who describe how moving it is to visit Commonwealth war graves.
Queen of the World examins the monarch’s role as Head of the Commonwealth and sees her attending the Commonwealth Summit in London earlier this year. Pictured: The monarch meets a Head of State at the event in a scene that will air in tonight’s episode
Charles was this year named as his mother the Queen’s successor as the next leader of the Commonwealth.
Reflecting on his role, he says: ‘People don’t always understand about the concept of duty. I think a lot of the time you have to be brought up to understand what it actually means.
‘Minding about other people, minding about what happens in this country and the Commonwealth, and that’s the only way, all the masses of people who need to be encouraged and thanked.’
The programme, which airs tonight, also sees Charles show off his light-hearted side when he is asked by a group of giggling schoolchildren whether he will ‘build a fort’ when he becomes King. Pictured: Charles with the children from the Lajpat Nagar-III School in New Delhi
One pupil, a nine-year-old girl named Pragya (pictured with Charles) asked: ‘When you become king, will you build a fort?’. To amuse the children he said he would but he later said that he had no plans to build one
Later the future King is seen being playfully probed by a group of pupils during a visit to a New Dehli school.
One pupil, a nine-year-old girl named Pragya, has a very specific question, asking: ‘When you become king, will you build a fort?’
He exclaims ‘I will!’ to make the children laugh, but goes on to clarify he has no serious plans for a fort-building.
While last week’s episode saw appearances from the Duchess of Sussex, pictured, this week focuses more on the Queen and her role within the Commonwealth
During the visit he was meant to meet the children at their school but the poor air quality in the city at the time meant they had to change the venue.
The documentary reveals that the royal arranged for them to meet at the British Council instead and had them driven there.
The first episode caused a stir when it aired last Tuesday as viewers complained it featured the Duchess of Sussex too heavily instead of the Queen.