King Charles III’s brothers helped him become a multimedia star with 1 unique project
Now that King Charles III is the monarch of the royal family, he has dozens of important tasks on his agenda every day. That’s not counting the drama that comes from planning his official coronation celebration (and being called cruel by some because of the date). Times were simpler for Charles when his reign was distant, like when he became a multimedia star with a little help from his brothers.
King Charles is said to have strained relations with his siblings
Charles has always lived under a microscope. The scrutiny is even more intense now that he is king.
The world nearly lost him when Charles was disturbed by a leaky pen. Royal watchers spot photos and say Charles is sending a clear message to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Every gesture he makes towards his family – both physical and verbal – is analyzed. This extends to Charles’ relationship with his brothers and sister.
In many ways, Charles doesn’t get along with his siblings. At the very least, there have been well-documented feuds between the king and his sister, Princess Anne, and brother, Prince Andrew. Charles’s youngest brother, Prince Edward, remains largely out of the spotlight. His relationship with his brothers seems rocky now, but somehow they helped Charles become a multimedia star.
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If the story of a man who takes a bath in a cave near Balmoral Castle in hopes of taking a hot bath sounds like a great idea for a children’s book, that’s because it is. .
King Charles wrote The Old Man of Lochnagar in 1980. The children’s book was based on stories he told Princes Edward and Andrew when they were children, according to Mental Floss. The book was just the beginning. Childhood stories helped Charles become a multimedia star twice.
Charles read The Old Man of Lochnagar on an episode of the long-running BBC show jackanory in 1984. Less than a decade later, he told his story when ABC Weekend Specials introduced him as The Legend of Lochnagar in 1993. Future Harry Potter star Robbie Coltrane provided the voice of the titular old man.
The future king made frequent television appearances
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Charles’ duties as king will likely involve work in front of the camera. That shouldn’t scare off the monarch since he’s proven comfortable playing, and not just his multimedia stardom with The Old Man of Lochnagar.
He was a member of the Trinity College Dramatic Society and Charles was a magician who joined the Magic Circle, a century-old society of performing magicians, in 1975.
More recently, Charles appeared as a backup meteorologist on a BBC show in 2012 (via YouTube). He did a job that was able to read the lines and go with the flow when certain humorous parts of the script came up. He also teamed up with several British celebrities to record a reading of The night before Christmas in 2020.
Charles the Multimedia Star may have to make way for Charles the King, but his past projects should make him very comfortable in front of the camera.
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