Prince Charles is ‘terrified’ of becoming King for this heartbreaking reason

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales visits Tretower Court on July 5, 2018 in Crickhowell, Wales
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Prince Charles is "dreading" taking the "top job" as the King despite preparing for it all his life, according to a royal pro.

Prince Charles, who is first in the line of succession (opens in new tab), is "terrified" of being King, for one particular heart-wrenching reason.

Royal Biographer, Penny Junor, claims that despite a lifetime of preparation and training for the "top job", Charles is dreading becoming King, as this will mean the death of his mother, the Queen (opens in new tab).

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on October 14, 2019 in London, England.

Prince Charles, like the Queen, had a very difficult 2021 after mourning the loss of his father, Prince Philip, who died in April aged 99. (opens in new tab) 

The Firm has all been rallying around her majesty and taking on more responsibility, however, it’s been reported that the Queen will not step down (opens in new tab) and abdicate the throne for Charles. This means Prince Charles will only assume in the event of her passing. 

Junor explained to Podcast Royal, ‘This is a moment that he has been dreading all his life really because his achieving the top job, the job he’s been training for and preparing for all these years does inevitably means the death of his mother and he loves his mother very dearly."

Queen Elizabeth II presents Prince Charles, Prince of Wales with the Royal Horticultural Society's Victoria Medal of Honour during a visit to the Chelsea Flower Show on May 18, 2009 in London.

Penny remarked that it’s going to be a "vicious" time for the future king, and he is "terrified of the whole prospect".

She continued, "He is a very emotional man and a sensitive man, he did take the death of his father very badly. He takes the death of any loved one to heart and I think it would be, it’s devastating for him as it is for anyone who loses a much-loved mother."