More from: Hugo Vickers
Style January 2021
THE KING’S REACH: Prince Charles
He is compassionate, active, intelligent and inquisitive — a man of taste and culture who wishes, like most, to be ‘of the world’. He also happens to be the longest-serving heir to the British throne. The Prince of Wales has sometimes struggled to balance his private instincts and public obligations — and his biggest test awaits him. How will the reign of King Charles unfold? Originally published in Issue 41 of The Rake, royal biographer Hugo Vickers writes that it could be a fascinating late-life flowering.