Raised by the 'Nursery': King Charles Felt That Queen Elizabeth II Never Had Time to Parent Him

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King Charles reportedly claims that Queen Elizabeth was not very motherly when he was younger.

Feb. 21 2024, Published 2:21 p.m. ET

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The late Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne on February 6, 1952, at the age of 25, thrust her into a role of "unimaginable influence" and power in a "man's world." The young monarch was fiercely dedicated to her duties, but this came at the cost of being "unable to enjoy motherhood," author Ingrid Seward revealed in her new book, My Mother and I. This also became an issue for a toddler Prince Charles, who now rarely ever got to see his mother during his developmental years.

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Queen Elizabeth II was far too 'busy' for a young Prince Charles.

"She had very little time, just four years to enjoy motherhood," Seward told GBN. "During that time because her father, King George VI, was ill, she and the Duke of Edinburgh were traveling a lot and representing the King on visits and all kinds of things, in a way perhaps similar to what Prince William is doing now with his father."

The new heir to the throne, Prince Charles, was only three years of age and was unaware that his mother had just become the head of state of not only Britain but multiple countries across the world. The young royal was about to be predominantly raised by nannies as the new Queen, and his father, Prince Philip, traveled the nation and world for years on end.

The monarch and consort reportedly even missed Charles' first steps, of which Seward observed: "I think that Charles was longing to be hugged by his mother, but he was only ever given that kind of affection by his nannies."

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Queen Elizabeth II presenting the Welsh people with their Prince of Wales on July 1, 1969.

After becoming Queen, "her children were taken away from her," she added. "Not literally, but mentally, they were because she was so busy being the Queen. Taking care of the children went on the back burner. But that was fairly normal for those aristocratic families in those days. They saw their children in the morning, and then they saw them again in the evening."

The scribe went on to share how the Prince of Wales would never truly grow close to his mother until he reached his fifties in the late 1990s and beyond. "In later life, she was his mum. It was really through his work with his Princes' trust, [that]she thought he had done such a marvelous job with underprivileged children and the inner cities. He cares about the youth of this country in a way that makes her very proud. But it took him a while for her to show this to him."

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Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales both ensured their two children 'felt loved.'

Furthermore, the future monarch reportedly, along with Diana, Princess of Wales, ensured that his children, Princes William and Harry, felt loved and valued in their formative years.

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Charles, Prince of Wales, with Queen Elizabeth II just three months before her death and his accession to the throne.

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