Prince William Praised For Growing into His Role as Future King
Reports are emerging that Prince William confided in his mother, Princess Diana, that “he didn’t want to be king” when he was a little boy.
But now, as an almost 40-year-old man, experts are saying that he’s naturally grown into the role, and that he’s got the mind of a man willing and ready to make his country, people and family proud.
Royal Correspondent Believes William is Ready to Fulfill His Role
His Royal Highness Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, will be turning 40 soon, and former royal correspondent Jennie Bond is convinced that he is ready for the big role.
She told OK!: “She [Diana] said that he found at that age, in his early teens, the burden of kingship was already weighing quite heavily on his shoulders.
“I think we did see a reluctance to take on the role earlier on, in his early adolescence, he knew his destiny as none of the rest of us do from such an early age.
“But in the last couple of years, he has shown convincingly that he is the man for the role and that he cares about being king.”
Despite the initial reluctance to embrace his role and birthright, Ms. Bond noted that he now “absolutely fully accepts the role and the responsibility destiny has put his way.”
Prince Harry Reportedly Told Diana He Would be King in Nervous William’s Stead
Royal commentator Robert Jobson revealed to Channel 5 program “William & Harry: Princes at War?” that a young William told his mom that he “didn’t want to be king.”
Robert claimed that Harry is said to have boldly replied: “If you don’t want the job I’ll have it.”
On the show, Mr. Robert added that it led to Diana fondly referring to Harry as GKH, which is short for Good King Harry. “She used to refer to Harry as GKH (Good King Harry) because she thought he’d probably be better equipped for the role in the future than William.”
However, there was no immediate explanation as to why Diana thought that Harry would be better suited to the role of a King than his elder brother.
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