'Fruitcake' Prince Charles 'abuses power'

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London, June 6 (ANI): Prince Charles has been slammed in a conference of the anti-monarchy group Republic.

In the conference, the heir to the throne was called a 'fruitcake' who abuses his power by using his birthright to further his own beliefs and causes.

He was also branded an 'old fogey' and likened to Bertie Wooster at the discussion, headlined: "An activist king?"

Charles's 'complicated psychology' and 'obsessive compulsive' tendencies formed much of the discussion.

Panellist David Colquhoun, professor of pharmacology at University College London and an outspoken critic of Charles and his belief in alternative therapies, said the "Integrated" in the prince's recently wound-up Foundation For Integrated Health, was "a euphemism for untrue".

"The gulf between alternative therapy goes from the not very sensible to the downright barmy. The Prince of Wales is really at the fruitcake end. There's nothing in his patients' guide that can be taken seriously," the Daily Express quoted him as saying.

Architect Peter Jenkins of Inskip Jenkins also panned Charles for his 'appropriation' of architecture for 'political and partisan ends'.

Citing the example of Chelsea Barracks, in London, where plans for a glass and steel redevelopment were scrapped after Charles wrote a letter of complaint to the Qatar royal family which owns the site, Jenkins said: "He exercises power to suit himself without having any specialist knowledge. He does believe he is God's gift to this country, yet in reality he is very isolated. He seems very obsessive, if not compulsive."

A rep for Prince Charles said: "He is passionate about the United Kingdom and has been involved in many areas of public life from a very young age, not least his work with the Prince's Trust, which has directly helped thousands of young people over decades." (ANI)

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