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Prince William is a ”more revolutionary figure” than King Charles

The Prince of Wales has the potential to be a ”more revolutionary” monarch than his father, according to a leading royal commentator.

Valentine Low, Royal Correspondent with The Times spoke about potential changes to the Royal Family following the death of Queen Elizabeth II and told Royal Central ”I don’t think we’re going to get radical changes with Charles. I think if we get any radical changes in the future, they will come with William.”

Interviewed by Sydney Zatz as his book, Courtiers, was published, Valentine Low said the crowning of The King will be a pivotal moment in the perception of his reign, adding ”It’s going to be very interesting to see the Coronation, we’ll get more of an idea of how Charles sees himself when we see the Coronation. My feeling is that. I think, there will be more tradition and more carrying on things in the way they have been than one might expect.”

Author Valentine Low
Valentine Low has been covering royal stories for decades and has been an eyewitness to the relationship between the House of Windsor and its courtiers
( Photograph by Richard Pohle)

But asked if major changes were coming, he continued ”I think if we get any radical changes in the future, they will come with William who, you know, I think he’s got his own ideas and, in his quiet way, he’s a more revolutionary figure than his father.”

Courtiers, The Hidden Power Behind the Crown examines the relationship between those who work for the Royal Family and the House of Windsor itself. Valentine Low explained ”It’s a look at who are the people who advise the Royal Family, how influential are they, how important they are, who runs the show – is it them or the royals? And what happens when that relationship, which is an incredibly important relationship, when that relationship breaks down?

Looking to the future, Valentine Low said that relationship remains under the spotlight, adding ”there’s always scope to look at how things change under a new reign.”

Courtiers, The Hidden Power Behind the Crown by Valentine Low is published by St. Martin’s Press in the US and is a by Headline in the UK and is available online and in bookstores.

The full interview is available on our Podcast channel and you can listen here.

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