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God don butter my bread said the Prince of Wales, making as much sense as usual. He was speaking on Wednesday in Nigeria and the translation from the Pidgin is simply God has blessed me. Next week, Prince Charles turns 70 still waiting to inherit the role for which his whole life has been a prelude. It has been an absurd way to treat a thoughtful man whose life has been less blessed than it looks.

It has been, in some ways, a gilded one. No heart can bleed too long for someone cocooned in castles and palaces. Yet Charless mother has turned monarchy into a baroque prison. The Queen has done, as every pundit with nothing to say always says, a great job. She…

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Charles looks smart in a blue pinstripe suit, pink shirt and patterned tie as he plays with his grandson in the photo, while Kate looks typically stylish in a navy polka dot dress with polka dot collar, with her hair worn down in bouncy waves and smoky eye makeup. Little Louis, meanwhile, looks adorable dressed in a white top and blue shorts, similar to outfits worn by his big brother Prince George.

Prince Louis and Prince Charles bond as proud Kate Middleton looks on in adorable new photo

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Until now, the public has only seen a few photos of Prince William and Kate’s youngest son Prince Louis, who was born in April. However, a new royal photo released to celebrate Prince Charles’ 70th birthday has captured a sweet moment between the royal baby and his grandfather while in the arms of his proud mum.

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Charles acknowledged in a BBC documentary marking his 70th birthday on Wednesday that he would not be able to do the same things Ive done as heir and as monarch would have to operate within constitutional parameters. The idea that he would continue making interventions was nonsense, he said.

The Prince of Wales has said he will stop meddling in architectural issues when he becomes king, according to a new BBC documentary to mark his 70th birthday

The Prince of Wales will continue to fight behind closed doors on the issues he feels strongly about, even if it means clashes with the prime minister, according to his biographer.

In the programme Charles, who has often been criticised by the profession for his views on Classicism and his influence on the property sector, said once he became monarch he would operate within constitutional parameters and row back from his public campaigning.

The prediction comes after the prince said that he would no longer speak out on such subjects once he is king, declaring: Im not that stupid.

In architectural terms, the Prince is best known for his open attack on Modernism at the RIBAs 150th-anniversary celebration at Hampton Court Palace in 1984. There he unexpectedly slammed ABKs proposed extension to the National Gallery as a monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend. The scheme was later scrapped.

Three years later, at the Corporation of London planning and communication committees annual dinner at Mansion House, he said: You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe, when it knocked down our buildings, it did not replace them with anything more offensive than rubble.

In 2009 Richard Rogers blamed the prince for getting him booted off the Chelsea Barracks project. He told the Guardian: We had hoped that Prince Charles had retreated from his position on modern architecture, but he single-handedly destroyed this project. Rogers claimed it was the third time the future king had scuppered one of his schemes, claiming Charles had also had a hand in the demise of his designs for Paternoster Square and the Royal Opera House.

Suits star Abigail Spencer wore this very same style to attend the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding back in May this year, and we heard a lot of people say it was their favourite dress of the day (apart from Meghan's of course!).

In the programme, which will be shown tonight (8 November) on BBC One at 9pm, Prince Charles said the notion that he would continue campaigning and making interventions once king was nonsense. He added he was not that stupid.

Taken in September in the gardens at Clarence House, the princes official London residence, it shows the Duchess of Cambridge, wearing a spotted blue dress, holding up little Louis, who was born in April, to see his grandfather.

During the documentary Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70, he was asked about his meddling in politics and wider issues such as the environment, but he told filmmaker John Bridcut he had always tried to remain non-party political.

But he added: If its meddling to worry about the inner cities as I did 40 years ago, then if thats meddling Im proud of it.

Speaking about the moment he met Meghan, his mum Rowan said that her son "woke up with a cough" and wanted the day off from school before making the necklace for "the princess and the prince". Gavin has gone on to sell every single one of his 400 pasta necklaces, and has raised $8,000 Australian dollars, which is around £4000. The money went to research into stillborn deaths after Gavin's sister Clara died a few years before he was born. Speaking about the charity on his website, Gavin wrote: "I want to be like the Prince and Princess and support charities. I'd love to start my own charity in honour of my sister."

In the programme, which was filmed over a 12-month period, Prince Charles acknowledged that his role would have to change once he became monarch. He said: I think its vital to remember theres only room for one sovereign at a time, not two.

Speaking about the moment he met Meghan, his mum Rowan said that her son "woke up with a cough" and wanted the day off from school before making the necklace for "the princess and the prince". Gavin has gone on to sell every single one of his 400 pasta necklaces, and has risen $8,000 Australian dollars, which is around £4000. The money went to research into stillborn deaths after Gavin's sister Clara died a few years before he was born. Speaking about the charity on his website, Gavin wrote: "I want to be like the Prince and Princess and support charities. I'd love to start my own charity in honour of my sister."

But the idea, somehow, that Im going to go on in exactly the same way if I have to succeed, is complete nonsense because the two – the two situations – are completely different.

Six-year-old Gavin from Australia was delighted when he handed Meghan Markle a homemade pasta necklace during her royal tour Down Under, particularly when the Duchess of Sussex immediately put on the homemade jewellery. Since Gavin's sweet moment with the royal, the youngster has gone on to sell more of his crafty creations online from the website imadeyouanecklace.com, which was inspired from the sign he was holding when he met the Duchess.

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He added: I do realise that it is a separate exercise being sovereign. So of course I understand entirely how that should operate. 

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Well, there are clearly lots of issues here, but Prince Charles clearly understood the sensitive and historic context of an extension to the National Gallery, and the need for a humble extension rather than a statement piece.In a YouGov survey in 2009, 77% of respondees preferred traditional architecture over contemporary designs.Its interesting that the author only gives Richard Rogers viewpoint:RHSPs works have by-and-large been for large wealthy corporate clients, and so by only presenting this elitist viewpoint, the author of this article would appear to be dis-interested in the views of ordinary people.But then, if the author had presented a balanced view, it would have shown that, actually, Prince Charles is more in-touch with the public perception of architecture than many in the profession itself, and, in the inimitable words of The Fat Controller, “That would never do.”

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What we learnt from Las Vegas was that one form of architecture could be a decorated shed, and we certainly got that with the National Gallery extension. Whether the decoration is appropriate or not is a question, in my opinion not.But the internal planning is neither classical nor modern, but one of the least controlled interior spaces I know by so-called Starchitects.Certainly no lesson had been learnt from either Aalto or Scharoun about how to plan large public buildings.It does not help to say that the public say the prefer traditional architecture “whatever that means”. For example on Open City weekend, all the best modern buildings have long queues or are booked out. Show people fine modern buildings, and they may prefer them.Prince Charles is less in touch with public perception of architecture than the opinions of his cronies and those who hang on in the hopes of picking up a nice project by the back door.

Will the Prince really stop interfering in areas where he knows so little after he becomes King? Like many of his subjects he has never had an architectural education. High Grove is nice, and he has the most useful qualification for a client: Pots of money. He does like the Mound Stand at Lords, so he has some valid opinions. The National Gallery though was an utter shambles.He is more informed about the natural environment, gardening and global warming, so he might perform a useful role there. And it will be the most important issue during the next 10 years and beyond?Like all of us he has made mistakes, and is aging at the same pace. He lucked out eventually with Camilla and the boys, not to mention their wives and his grandchildren. Happy birthday mate. Look after Windsor, and bugger Bognor?!

Charles is a serial back room manipulator of events who has no qualms whatsoever about forcing his his view upon others. Passive-aggressive, school bully, call it what you like. If had any dignity hed step aside and allow current generation to to take over. William is more than ready. As for the comments above- its the same old same. Charles is bolstered by apologists like Butterfield and the old elitist caravan drives on.

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