If there are any lingering doubts as to King Charles III's suitability for the throne, they might be traceable to a 1981 television interview celebrating his engagement to Diana Spencer.
A journalist asked if the couple were in love. "Of course," replied a visibly affronted Diana, 19, while - oh God - her brand-new fiance smirked toothily at the camera. "Whatever 'in love' means," he said. This was the answer of a cad, or maybe of a freshman drowning in the bong water of his Philosophy 101 class, except that Charles was, at the time, 32 years old.