The current prince in Wales is "determined to push the boundaries to prepare for a new monarchy style," according to a source. But no matter how groundbreaking a royal his projects may be, Prince Charles has a well-known predecessor who had also planned to make major changes to the House of Windsor – Edward VIII. Royal expert Ted Powell argues the royal, who abdicated in 1936 to marry the American divorce Wallis Simpson, had plans that would have caused a "crucial break" from traditions.
The author of King Edward VIII: An American life told Express.co.uk: "When Edward came to the throne, he promised a decisive break with the cautious tradition of his father George V.
"He deliberately sought to continue the informal, democratic approach to his royal duties which he had developed as the Prince of Wales.
"His formative experiences had occurred during and after World War I, when so many European monarchies collapsed.
"He realized that Windsor House couldn't be taken for granted, it had to be positively sold to every generation.
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"He intuitively intervened that the British monarchy was a product, a" brand "that had to be refreshed and marketed, and soon discovered that he was a natural seller himself.
"As part of the rebranding process, he believed that the crown needed to modernize if it would survive as a relevant institution – rather than a historical relic – in the twentieth century in Britain."
Likewise, Prince Charles has called for a reorganization to adapt the winds to the changes that came with the 21st century.
The Prince of Wales shocked the kings when he called for a "slimmed down" monarchy, which would remove family members' titles too far down the success line to be crowned.
His plans set him on a collision course with his brother Prince Andrew, who opposed them when they wanted to deprive his daughters, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice, of their titles.
Charles has also been accused of interfering in politics, addressing political issues such as climate change and China's occupation of Tibet.
In 1999, he went so far as to stumble upon a state dinner hosted by the Chinese government during the official's official visit, a move that was thought to be a protest against Beijing.
This move left his father, Prince Philip, in "dismay," according to historian Max Hastings, who said: "This proved to be a source of considerable frustration and dismay to Prince Philip, who has led an intensely disciplined life that he has kept his mouth largely closed, under intolerable stress and strain, and he has been this rock-like support. "
Prince Charles plans to take the monarchy into the new century dating back to his youth.
In a letter written in 1978 to his private secretary, Prince Charles expressed his desire to help them in distress in a manner other than that adopted by the crown.
He wrote: "I will consider ways I can escape from the cumbersome round of official engagements and meet people in less artificial conditions."
And he even told him he wanted to visit "immigrant areas", in an attempt to use his fame and influence to shed light on their problems.
He said, "I will pay more visits to immigrant areas to help these people feel that they are not being ignored or neglected."
Between the 1980s and 1990s, Prince Charles was involved in helping communities in inner cities, visiting troubled neighborhoods in London, and participating in campaigns against knife crime.