Queen Elizabeth has spoken. Her son, Prince Charles, has been waiting to take this throne for all these years, but it seems the Queen has decided that Prince William should be the king before his father.
Sources reveal exclusively to The Royal UK that the monarch’s contentious decision is causing a rift between William and Charles.
“Things got a bit strained between William and his father since the Queen’s decision,” an insider said. “But they are slowly getting used to it and are accepting the Queen’s decision”. And Prince William is willing to take up the challenge. In the year 2016, the 35-year-old royal made it clear he would not go against his grandmother’s wishes.
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“When our queen decides she’s going to hand down more responsibilities, I’ll be the first person to accept them,” he told the BBC. For her part, the 91-year-old monarch believes her grandson is ready and is already putting William and wife Kate Middleton through rigorous training.
“She has nearly spent her entire life making sure that the House of Windsor survives. The Queen firmly believes that William and Kate have the energy and star quality to do the job in a modern world”. “Queen Elizabeth will always do what is best for the long-term health of the monarchy.”
That would mean kicking Prince Charles and his controversial wife Camilla Parker Bowles to the curb. “It’s hard on Charles,” royal author Duncan Larcombe was quoted saying. “He has been unlucky as the man with the longest wait for a job ever.”
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Recently, William quit his job as an air ambulance pilot to become a full-time working royal. He also wants to give more time to his kids, George, 4, and Charlotte, 2. “Following on from my time in the military, I have had experiences in this job I will carry with me for the rest of my life. It will add a valuable perspective to my Royal work for decades to come,” he said in a statement. “My admiration for our country’s medical and emergency services community could not be any stronger.”