The Prince of Wales has been known to courageously talk about certain matters even to the point of being ridiculed. A lot of people questioned his ideas, and there were some who considered them an abuse of his power according the book “Prince Charles Biography: The Life of the Prince of Wales and Future King of England” by Jessica Jayne. Prince Charles’ thoughts on major issues including architecture, medicine and religion are said to have been influenced by his mentor, Laurens van der Post.
Charles gave a speech to the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1984 and famously described a proposed extension to the National Gallery in London as a “monstrous carbuncle on the face of a well loved and elegant friend”.
Also Charles published a book and created a documentary titled “A Vision of Britain” which critiqued some aspects of modern architecture.
The professional architectural press criticized his ideas in return, but he has continued to promote his views.
In particular, he stressed that traditional urbanism and the restoration of historical buildings are integrated element of new development and