Prince Charles will carry Queen's 'heavy load' claims Edwards
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Prince Charles, 72, is set to become “more of a statesman” in the coming months and years, as the heir to the throne steps up and eases the workload of his mother, the Queen. One visit which is set to be particularly significant is an upcoming trip to the US, which Express.co.uk can reveal is already in the pipeline – though Buckingham Palace has yet to formally announce the royal visit.
Prince Charles is keen to make an official visit to the US to meet the newly elected US President Joe Biden, 78.
Royal biographer Robert Jobson told this website plans are underway for such a trip to take place when travel restrictions ease.
But the expert said the visit will be riddled with issues, as Charles’s son Prince Harry now lives in the US.
Mr Jobson said he feared the trip will be overshadowed by speculation on whether the royal will visit the Sussexes in California while he is in America.
At the time of the visit, Meghan is likely to have given birth to her second child – who the couple have already announced will be a girl.
He said: “I think we are going to see more of Charles as a statesman.
“I know he wants to go on a trip to America, to meet Joe Biden. I know that.
“That’s about saving the world but now the focus will be on whether he sees his granddaughter who is on the other side of America.
“A lot of issues are going to be developing as a result of all that.”
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When asked if a US visit was currently being planned, Mr Jobson said: “Yes, but it’s not yet been announced.”
The royal biographer was quick to point out that making a detour to Harry and Meghan’s home in Montecito is unlikely to form part of the official plans.
He said: “The pressure will be on. But really his job would be to go and see Biden, to go to Washington and come back, not fly to LA.”
Mr Jobson added: “He will be seen as snubbing them when actually he is working.
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“And when you are on a work job I’m sorry but if every time I went on tour and said, I’m sorry but I need to stop off and see my relatives, I think I might be in deep trouble.
“Particularly when you’re booked on a flight and a tight schedule that the taxpayer are paying for.
“You can’t do that, so that’s life.”
Prince Charles, a longstanding campaigner for the environment, is understood to be keen to meet with the US President to discuss climate change.
Palace sources have suggested the royal views Mr Biden as a key ally in the fight against climate change.
Insiders said the Prince is willing to fly to the US to meet Mr Biden for an urgent discussion about Terra Carta – a charter launched by Prince Charles that puts sustainability at the heart of the private sector.
The charter asks signatories to agree to almost 100 actions to become more sustainable by 2030.
Robert Jobson is an eminent royal biographer, having penned the No.1 selling book ‘Diana: Closely Guarded Secret’ in 2002.
His most recent book, ‘Prince Philip’s Century: The Extraordinary Life of the Duke of Edinburgh’ is available to buy from May 13.
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