New Book Spills Secrets About the Royal Family

Prince Charles issues a rare statement after book purports to tell about his wedding night with Princess Diana.
1:27 | 02/04/15

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Next tonight, prince Charles and a very rare sometimtatement from the royal family amid headlines from a new book. Here's ABC's terry Moran. Reporter: King Charles iii. What would that be like? Today, it's the talk of Britain in the wake of revelations in a new book. The author says this ever so familiar figure has hidden depths. He's probably one of the most emotional people that you could see in public life. Reporter: The book claims that Charles is already planning for the day he becomes king. His mother, queen Elizabeth, is 88. And that he's decided he will be an activist monarch, pushing his environmental passions. The queen is said to be alarmed at such talk and so, today, a rare response. Charles' closest aide was forced to publicly blast all this speculation, writing that the prince understands the necessary and proper limitations on the rule of a constitutional monarch. The new book also opens up an old wound. Charles' doomed marriage to Diana, claiming that on the night before their storybook wedding, he cried out to an aide, I can't go through with it. I can't do it. He was still in love with his farmer girlfriend, Camilla parker Bowles, now his wife, and the duchess of Cornwall. Camilla is no longer as controversial as she used to be. The british have come to accept she will be their next queen. Not only will this reign with Charles, she'll be a power behind the throne.

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