Having matured in his role as a senior royal, the Duke of Cambridge will eventually inherit the throne from his father. Speaking to OK, royal author Jennie Bond recalled how the 39-year-old royal prince felt the pressure of being a king in waiting when he was younger.
She claimed that he has “matured” in recent years, adding that Prince William has shown he will “accept the role”.
The royal expert also said that Prince Diana often spoke of how lucky the nation is for having William.
She told the publication: “Having known his mother Diana and speaking to her at length about her children, I remember so vividly how she said the country is lucky to have William, he’s all right.
“She also 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.
“He absolutely fully accepts the role and the responsibility destiny has put his way.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to receive new titles when Prince Charles takes the throne, with Kate becoming the Princess of Wales, a title formerly held by WIlliam’s late mother, Princess Diana, and William taking over his father’s title as the Prince of Wales.
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Recently, royal fans were sent into a frenzy today after Prince William stepped out for his first engagement of the year.
The Duke of Cambridge hosted an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle during which the members of the royal family present medals to those who have awarded honors in person.
The photos shared by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their Instagram account left the royal fans elated with many of them calling him the “future king”.
Looking sharp in his military uniform, Prince William handed out awards to a number of citizens being recognized for their achievements and service, including a number of sporting greats.