Prince Charles
Prince Charles will ascend the British throne after Queen Elizabeth II. The royals are pictured watching a military fly-past to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) on July 10, 2018 on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Prince Charles is expected to sit on the British throne when Queen Elizabeth II passes away or decides to step down but until then, she reportedly wants her son to back off and allow her to rule on her own terms.

While Prince Charles is getting more comfortable with the idea that he will become king one day, the Queen doesn’t want him interfering with her activities while she is still on the throne.

According to the Daily Star, John Bridcut, who produced the BBC “Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70,” revealed the Duke of Cornwall tends to check in on his 92-year-old mother a little more often than she is used.

“She’s very fit and in good health and so she wants to keep on like that, without him getting in the way. But he looks out for her,” he explained.

Due to Queen Elizabeth’s higher position in the monarchy, Prince Charles must respect her wishes, but he still manages to find ways to make sure his mother is well taken care of during grand events.

“There are touching scenes like the Garter ceremony where he checked that his mum was okay coming down the steps. But he’s solicitous for her to make sure she’s okay. On the other hand, he doesn’t want to step in,” Bridcut shared.

The producer, who also played a part in a special tribute to Prince Charles for his 60th birthday, admitted he noticed the Duke of Cornwall has changed for the better as he prepares for the day he will reign. “He’s more comfortable in the role he is in, standing in for The Queen quite often and supporting her in public as well.

Although Prince Charles will be king one day and make decisions for millions of people, it hasn’t stopped him from caring about one of the most important people in his life, Queen Elizabeth.