King Charles III

Synopsis: A speculative, fictional "what if" scenario based on the controversial play of the same name in which Prince Charles becomes King Charles III following the Queen's death. His scandal-prone family schemes against him, as his controversial political decisions cause constitutional crisis and lead to chaotic riots and army in the streets. Some of the most shocking moments in the story include power-hungry Kate planning to take Charles down, Harry's relationship with a black Republican girlfriend, Camilla slapping her stepson and the ghost of Charles' late wife Princess Diana appearing to her children to give them council.
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Rupert Goold
  2 nominations.
88 min





# Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine

# Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine

# Et lux perpetua luceat ei

# Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine

Et lux perpetua luceat ei.

At last.

I needed room

for thought to breathe.

My life has been

a lingering for the throne.

Sometimes I must confess I

imagined if my mother happ'ed to die

before her time -

a helicopter crash, a rare disease.

So, at an early age,

I'd be in charge.

Before me, years of constant,

stable rule...

..but I am better thoughtful Prince

than King.

Potential holds appeal,

since in its castle walls

one is protected from

the awful shame of failure.

My wond'rous Charles,

you did her proud,

for, as she would have liked,

you never showed your pain.

My whole existence has,

like most of us,

been built upon the ones

who gave me birth.

And now they're gone. That's it.

First Dad. Now Mum.

I'm alone.

Except for me.

Ah, you're radiant.

'Tis your gift, my dear,

it's what you've brought to us -

a sense of fashion.

Better hair, as well.

I never thought

I'd see her pass away.

I felt the same.

How are you, Dad?

For soon, at last, you will be King.

Not soon. Three months.

Your father rules today.

I thought the coronation

marked the change.

Well, you're right -

officially, that is the case.

But Britain cannot stand without

a king or queen

for all the months it takes to

organise a coronation.

But surely, constitutionally


Oh sweet, my dear,

we have no constitution.

Instead tradition holds us

to account.

Tradition, then... Tradition holds

that on the death of kings,

or Queens, the next is monarch

straight away.

Your father ruled the

moment granny passed.

I might head off. If that's OK.



You really have to go?

It's not...

I mean, the whole...

I can't deal with all the chat.

The people.

It's important, Harry.

Yeah - the headache, though.

We'll go and mingle with the crowds.

A single round should be sufficient,

then we're at the palace, yes?

But, Dad, you're shaken up.

Perhaps we should take time to talk?

I'm sorry, it must wait -

James wants us now.

The Prime Minister's waiting.

We'll see you later on.

All right.

Prime Minister.

Sincere condolences upon your loss.

A loss, I think,

that all her subjects share.

Of course. We miss our Queen.

Your Majesty may not recall -

we did decide for public reassurance

that you would leave with

Mr Evans at your side,

the Crown and State,

Prime Minister and King.

Ah... Now we're here, I feel

instead that I should remain...

aloft from politics,

and walk with royals alone.

I'm sure Prime Minister

will understand.

Of course.

I'll go right now and...

clear the way.

Such equal billing

was a joy when Prince.

To share the stage

did spread attention out -

but now I'll rise

to how things have to be.

The Queen is dead,

long live the King.

That's me.

Blow Your Mind

by Dua Lipa

Come on, mate,

it's better than moping about, eh?

There's a whole world of

opportunity right there.


'sup, G?

You look like you've been

raped by Primark.

Yeah, I had to blend in.

Thought I'd bag you

a bona fide commoner as a surprise.

She'll be here in a minute.

She's, erm, distinctive.

You should take your mind

off things, you could, er...

Coots! a pleb.

Yeah. Knob a prole.

Look, I'm not in the mood.

Approach a subject

from a different angle, yeah?

Here she is!


You're not joking, then.

Invictus himself!

Er, yeah, look...

So is Charles really your dad?

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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