Prince William was the first member of the Royal Family to speak out about the coronavirus pandemic, which fans believe proved he is ready to be King.
- The speech given by Prince William was shared on Kensington Palace's social media earlier in the year, as part of a charity campaign for the National Emergencies Trust.
- During the speech, he urged the nation to 'pull together' to 'overcome the challenge' of the coronavirus outbreak.
- This follows royal news that Harry and Meghan are holding out an olive branch to the royals this Christmas.
The Duke of Cambridge's speech read, 'Whenever and wherever adversity strikes, the people of the UK have a unique ability to pull together.
'The way that local communities support those affected shows the very best of our values and human nature.
'The public’s desire to help in the wake of tragedy needs to be managed and channelled in the best possible way - which is why the establishment of National Emergencies Trust was so important.
'I said at its launch last year that I dreaded the day when it would be needed.
'Sadly, with the outbreak of Covid-19, that day has come faster than any of us would have hoped.
'But now, more than ever, I am grateful that The National Emergencies Trust exists.
'It will ensure that support reaches those across the UK who need it most, as quickly and efficiently as possible.
'And it will help to ensure that all our efforts to overcome this challenge are channelled in the best possible way.'
How did fans react to Prince William's speech?
Fans responded well to Prince William's speech, with one commenting, 'Will be so proud to have the Cambridges as King and Queen one day.'
Another added, 'Such an amazing future King. The way you look out for every uk citizen.'
While a third simply said, 'Leader!'
Well done, Prince William!