The King believes Britain’s role in the slave trade should not be hidden, said an artist and historian who knows him.
Charles met artists in Leeds who had participated in the Worlds Re-imagined Globes project, which explains Britain’s role in slavery.
Fiona Compton, an artist and historian from Saint Lucia, showed him her design for the Palace of the Peacock which pays homage to enslaved women who used poison to resist.
Then she told reporters that the king was ready to discuss Britain’s role in the slave trade.
Ms Compton, whose father was Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, said: ‘It’s an ongoing conversation, he says he’s ready to talk about it.
“He’s ready to have those conversations and see what work can be done.
“We’re not talking about reparations, it’s not just something for the British monarchy [to talk about]it’s up to the British people to have the conversations.
“He’s okay, it’s British history, there’s no hiding it.
“In the same way that we talk about the Holocaust, we should be open to talking about Britain’s involvement in the slave trade.”