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Will the reign of King Charles III bring down the monarchy?

Constitutional monarchs need to know when to shut up. After a lifetime of waiting, is the opinionated heir to the throne capable of that?

By Emily Andrews   September 2017

Playing the part: Charles gets into character during a college drama society rehearsal. Photo: BETTMANN/GETTY IMAGES

Royal sources, even off the record, are usually quite bland. They are guiding hands for a journalist trying to shape a story, vanilla quotes which spout the monarchy’s view. Occasionally, though, a royal source gives their own view. Earlier this year one impeccable source at the heart of the royal family told me their biggest fear. “Charles’s accession,” he said, “could be the greatest threat to the British monarchy since the abdication.” Why…

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