Charles demands strict control of every aspect of interviews by the media.
Prince Charles is demanding “North Korean-style” pre-conditions in television interviews, including advance knowledge of precise questions, the right to oversee editing and even to block a broadcast if he does not approve of the final product.
The contract stipulates that an interviewer of Prince Charles “may solely ask questions” previously approved by Clarence House. The questions are written out in full within the contract.
Perhaps much of his crankiness stems from his continued impatience with his long wait to become king.
At the age of 67 he is still waiting for his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, to die so he can begin his life’s work as King of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Head of the Commonwealth.
Then again, his penchant for controlling the media may stem from his inability to really control few other things in his life.