Even though he's been fairly outspoken about inter-faith dialogue and environmental issues, Prince Charles of Wales appeared to be making a little too many 'political statements' recently, urging many observers to express their concern over the British Royal Family's involvement in politics being unconstitutional.
Last week, the British crown prince gave a speech in Davos during the World Economic Forum, in which he called for 'green taxes' to fight climate change. Prince Charles also presented an emergency plan including regulations and restrictions on aviation, water consumption, carbon emissions, and plastic use, saying that he wants to fight this environmental challenge for his children and grandchildren.
A few days later, the British heir arrived at Israel for the fifth World Holocaust Forum, where he seemed to snub US Vice President Mike Pence, skipping him and his wife while shaking hands with other world leaders.
WATCH: Prince Charles does not shake Vice President Mike Pence's hand.— The Hill (@thehill) January 23, 2020
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Later during his visit, Prince Charles visited the West Bank where he met with political and civil leaders including President of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah and representatives of Churches in Bethlehem.
During his visit to Palestine, the prince delivered a strong message of "support to the Palestinians."
"It is my dearest wish that the future will bring freedom, justice, and equality to all Palestinians," the Prince stated.
"It breaks my heart, therefore, that we should continue to see so much suffering and division" https://t.co/KtlAlH63DJ— Sky News (@SkyNews) January 25, 2020
In an interview with the Sunday Times, Prince Charles of Wales talked about his admiration of Iranians and their culture, considering Iran "an important part of the world." Moreover, he responded positively to a question regarding whether or not he would like to pay a visit to the Middle Eastern country but pointing out that he has no plans to do so at the moment.
The British crown prince told the Sunday Times that he prays for peace in the Middle East and that he tries to be a peacemaker in the region.
These comments received mixed reactions on social media, with many British people expressing their worry that their prince, who is first in line for the throne, is becoming too involved in politics, breaking a decades-long tradition of the British royalty shying away from politics and matters of foreign policy.
Some comments reflected a fear that his future as King of England may be disturbing if he continues to make such remarks, as it could be considered unconstitutional.
Has #PrinceCharles let too much daylight in on the magic? For the man who said he would meddle less, flying to #Davos by private jet to be among political figures, to lecture on a political issue, being photographed with #GretaThunberg. Too much?https://t.co/7boxYggtEd— Kathy Gyngell (@KathyConWom) January 25, 2020
@pennyone @paulafr68963440 @profsked @mjf_michael @JoeBlob20 @SurferObserver— Alan Eastwood OBE. ENGLISH PATRIOT. (@Eastwood1A1) January 25, 2020
listening to Prince Charles at Davos, In Israel and Palestine. How, in all honesty, can he become King when he makes such blatant political speeches. I foresee a Constitutional Crisis. He is NOT our PM.
Agree. Am concerned about Prince Charles's behaviour which has become political lately. First he says that taxes should increase to protect the environment, then he blanks Pence during hand shaking exercise. Not a good look.— Sue Whitaker (@SueWhitaker11) January 24, 2020
He should keep his nose out of politics. After the Queen goes I want a referendum on the Monarchy because I don't want the UK to be stuck with him.— Nick Dampier ✝️ 🏴 (@Nick_Boro1) January 25, 2020
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