Poor Prince Charles. It’s got to be tough waiting around for your mother to die before you can really begin to have fun as a once and future royal. All those really kewl parades and pomp and circumstance and such. And then there’s that great big stipend of cash, courtesy of the British taxpayer, that keeps hearth and home together – as well as feeding the polo ponies and vast retinue of servants.
Waiting around has apparently gotten to Chucky, as this interview in the Telegraph makes clear:
During a visit to Dumfries House, the stately home in East Ayrshire which the Prince helped save for the nation, he joked about his reputation for pursuing projects with notorious vigour but made a poignant reference to his mortality.
He said: “Impatient? Me? What a thing to suggest! Yes of course I am.” He added: “I’ll run out of time soon. I shall have snuffed it if I’m not careful.”