Prince Charles has been embroiled in scandal since it was revealed that a close aide resigned amid an investigation into the Prince’s Foundation. There have even been rumors that Charles will abdicate the throne following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth so that his son Prince William can rule in his stead.
The past few weeks have been tumultuous for the Prince of Wales, which is why some sources close to his late ex-wife Princess Diana believe he’ll give up the throne to avoid further speculation.
In the meantime, Charles is dealing with the fallout after an aide was accused of using his position at the head of the Prince’s Foundation, one of Charles’ biggest charities, in a pay-for-citizenship and title scheme.
Here’s everything you need to know about Prince Charles’ current woes and how they’ll affect his future.
Prince Charles Struck By New Royal Scandal After Aide Resigns
An aide to Prince Charles, Michael Fawcett, resigned following an accusation that he’d used his position at the Prince’s Foundation to engage in a cash-for-honors scheme. Charles has denied knowledge of such a scheme, but the optics certainly aren’t good for him.
To learn more about this scandal, and read the statement from Charles’ spokesperson, click here.
The Prince’s Foundation Under Investigation
Following Fawcett’s resignation, a U.K.-based watchdog group launched an investigation into the Prince’s Foundation. This move comes as reports emerge of a second cash-for-honors scheme enacted on behalf of a foreign national. The Foundation has announced that it plans to cooperate fully with the investigation.
This latest update led to yet another statement on behalf of Prince Charles, which can be read here.
Scandals Pushing Prince Charles To Abdicate?
With all these scandals hanging over his head, one source who previously worked with the late Princess Diana claims Prince Charles will find the job of the monarch “a difficult task.” Instead of weighing himself down for the rest of his life with the burden of ruling, the source said, Charles will abdicate in favor of his oldest son Prince William.
Check out what else the source had to say about Charles’ future plans by clicking here.
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