Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, told journalist Selina Scott of his frustration and issues with confidence, which have made his job as a royal even more difficult, saying he felt "trapped" and like his life was "mapped out" for him.
Writing in the Mail on Sunday newspaper about an interview she conducted in the early ’90s, Scott says Charles told her, “You're lucky – you don't have your life mapped out for you for as far as you can see, for every minute, for every hour, for every day, for every year.
“Let me tell you, there are many times when I feel totally trapped.
“I lack a great deal of confidence so it’s quite a struggle. I could quite happily decide to lead a much quieter existence and make speeches which were purely replete with platitudes, but I don't think that's going to get anybody anywhere.
“I actually feel my trouble is that I feel very strongly about things. I can't help it. I don't know where it comes from. I just do. And I find I must express it.”
The Prince of Wales (64) made these comments to Scott in 1991 when she filmed a programme about his relationship to Gaelic-speaking people. She’d long been a friend of the prince, even receiving invites to the royal residence at Sandringham. Charles also told her how his conscience often gnawed at him.
“I have a very well-developed conscience, I suppose, which is always needling me,” he said. “And I look around and see so many people in far less fortunate positions than I am, and I feel, “Here am I in this position. What can I do to the best of my ability to improve their lot?’” -Bang Showbiz Share your thoughts: