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Prince William told Diana he ‘didn’t want to be king’ and Harry’s response was fairly iconic.


Being a member of the royal family would be fairly alright. You’d have a fair bit of money. You’d have a nice gaff to live in. 

You wouldn’t have to drive anywhere yourself unless you were Prince Philip and decided that you wanted to even though you’re genuinely 96-years-old.

That being said, being a core member of the British royal family would probably be extremely stressful and tiring and probably boring too. To many, a royal life seems like icing on the cake. However, it is not. Being a royal and having to live in the spotlight, has its own disadvantages.

Being royal has it’s own hardships.

So much so, that it’d also be a bit much knowing that there was a very real chance you were going to be king or queen one day. Apparently, Prince William wasn’t too fond of the idea when he was a boy. So much so, that he told his mother, Princess Diana that he “didn’t want to be King”.

Also read: How William, Kate, Meghan And Harry Are Free Because Diana Made Huge Sacrifice?

Jeremy Paxman’s new show, ‘Paxman on the Queen’s Children’, details the time that the broadcaster met the Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace. He said that, about a year before she died, Diana’s secretary rang Paxman up and asked him to lunch. He said:-

“She was stunningly glamorous, as you can imagine. We talked about our children and she said William often told her that he didn’t really want to be king. Then she said, to this Harry would say, ‘If you don’t want the job I’ll have it’“.

Quite an interesting answer, isn’t it?

Also read: These Harsh Words By Princess Diana For Her Son Prince William Changed His Life Completely.

Paxman added, saying that he remarked that the palace was ‘a bit like a prison’. However, Princess Diana vehemently disagreed. He said on the show:-

“I thought she was pretty lonely there. As we were leaving, I said, ‘What a strange place this is. So quiet, and yet over there is the bustle of Kensington High Street. It’s a bit like a prison'”.

“To this, she said, ‘It’s not at all a prison, Jeremy. It’s more like an upmarket Coronation Street. As we go out, you will see all the curtains twitching'”.