Prince William reveals the devastating reason he's not excited to be King

Prince William reveals the devastating reason that he is not looking forward to becoming the King—'not at the top of my priority list'

Prince William reveals the devastating reason
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In an unearthed interview, Prince William reveals the devastating reason that he is not excited to become King as he opens up about his future reign. 

In celebration of the Queen's 90th birthday in 2016, Prince William who is second in the line of succession, spoke about his royal duties and what he hopes to achieve as monarch. The Duke of Cambridge told BBC's Royal Correspondent Nicholas Witchell that he wants to ensure that the royal family remains relevant to modern society when he is King.

The Prince explained, "I think the royal family has to modernize and develop as it goes along, and it has to stay relevant. That's the challenge for me, how do I make the royal family relevant in the next 20 years' time? "

He then added that when it comes to ruling as King, he is not lying in wait for the crown, "I certainly don’t lie awake at night waiting or hoping for it because it sadly means my family has moved on and I don’t want that," admitted William.

When Prince William is King, the Queen, and Prince Charles will have both been monarchs and will most likely have passed on and left the crown for William. 

This explains why this momentous occasion will be so bittersweet for the Duke who will possibly be mourning the death of his father and celebrating his own coronation simultaneously when he becomes King. But before any of this can take place, the Queen will have to pass the throne to Prince Charles.

The Queen's death will signal a daunting change for Archie and Lilibet, who will also be affected by the change in monarch. Similarly, it was reported that the Queen's death will induce an 'ethical earthquake' as the whole of the UK and the royal family will be rocked by the Queen's death.

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee is expected to be celebrated this summer as Her Majesty marks 70 years on the throne. Fans are hopeful that they will be able to celebrate this, but many are concerned for Her Majesty's health as it has just been announced that the Queen has tested positive for Covid-19.

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