Prince Charles is getting close to his 70th birthday; now, he’s chatting with Vanity Fair about his fight against climate change as he poses for photos with wife Camilla.
“Anyone of my age knows that days pass at a far greater speed than when they were young,” Charles told the magazine. “But in my case, there are so many things that need to be done.”
The photos in the magazine were taken by Alexi Lubomirski, who also shot Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s official engagement photos.
Past the age at which many people retire, Charles Philip Arthur George, the Prince of Wales, is still waiting to begin the job he’s been in line for since he was three years old, when his mother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, began her monarchy in 1952. As she has become the longest-reigning sovereign in British history, he’s become the longest-waiting heir apparent. While the Queen, at 92, still vigorously carries out the major elements of her role as head of state, her reign is inexorably beginning to wind down. At her request, the Prince of Wales has begun to ramp things up.