Prince William stated that he “didn’t really want to be king.” Harry offered, Princess Diana informed her friends.
Princess Diana said to intimate friends that Prince William “didn’t want to be king” as a child.
Behind his father, Prince Charles, Prince William, 39, is second in line to the throne. When he was younger, though, the Duke of Cambridge appeared to have concerns about the post. Prince Harry offered to take William’s place, according to broadcaster Jeremy Paxman.
“Princess Diana has already told outsiders that William didn’t want to be King while he was growing up,” according to The List.
“‘Princess Diana and I chatted about our children, and she claimed William often told her that he didn’t really want to be king,’ British broadcaster Jeremy Paxman recalled.
“Then Harry would reply, ‘If you don’t want the job, I’ll take it.'”
It comes at a time when Prince Harry’s popularity has risen, prompting calls for him to be crowned the next King of England once the Queen dies.
According to a new Deltapoll poll, more than half of 18 to 24-year-olds want Prince Harry to succeed the Queen as King when she dies because he is the “ideal future king.”
Despite stepping away from royal duties and relocating to Los Angeles, 51 percent of respondents in the age group want the Duke to follow in the footsteps of the king.
Overall, 47% of the 1,590 persons polled want Prince William to succeed Prince Charles as King.
“Of course you’re going to vote for the person who is similar to you,” royal commentator Anna Musson told Australian morning show Sunrise.
“I think it’s a big setback for Prince Charles; he just can’t seem to get anything right.
“Your son’s popularity continues to take second place, which is a bit of a setback, but regardless of how you feel, it works by bloodline, and Prince Charles is next.”
“Listen to the people!” said another correspondent. I believe you should support those who are staunch monarchists and want to see the Royal Family led by the proper people.
“Is this Prince Charles’ one chance to truly win back the people if he becomes King?”
“However, Prince William, I say. He’s been prepared for this position since the beginning.”
However, royal analyst Richard Fitzwiliams claims that William is in shock following the Sussexes’ two-hour televised interview with Oprah Winfrey last month, which left the Royal Family in disarray. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”