Prince William Ready To Be King? Inside His New Initiatives For The United Kingdom

Prince William has faced a lot of talk about becoming the next King of England, and his latest initiative for the United Kingdom might prove that he is finally ready to take the throne. William and his wife, Kate Middleton, just announced a new program that will start more conversations about mental health — a topic that is often avoided in professional and personal settings. While the new initiative is great, does it mean that William is ready for the challenges of being King?

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Prince William and Kate Middleton praised for their work on mental health

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are no strangers to working with charitable organizations and raising awareness on topics that frequently go overlooked. Their program on promoting mental health awareness is in conjunction with The Football Association and came as a complete surprise by most royal watchers. Many fans believe the move is a sign that William is ready to take the throne and proves that he will be a great King one day.

According to Express, the new initiative is called Heads Up — The FA For All, and was confirmed by Kensington Palace officials earlier this week. The goal of the program is to use the sport of football to start a conversation about mental health and the struggles people face on a daily basis.

Royal fans were quick to praise Prince William for entering the field of mental health, with some saying that his late mother, Princess Diana, would be very proud of his work. There is no telling if this proves that William is ready to be King, but it is certainly a step in the right direction.

“Wonderful initiative. Helping people talk about their feelings and speaking out on their mental health is the next step in making a difference,” one fan wrote on social media. “Great work. Your mother would be so proud of the work you and your wife do, William. Keep up the fantastic work.”

When will Prince William become King?

William’s new program has got royal watchers wondering when he will take the throne. Once Queen Elizabeth is done with the crown, Prince Charles is next in line. At the age of 70, Charles has waited longer than anyone to sit on the throne and is fully expected to become King when his time comes.

There is no telling how long Charles will remain on the throne, as issues of health and old age could arise. If everything goes to plan, there is a chance that Prince William will not inherit the crown until many years have passed. That, of course, could change rapidly if things do not go down as expected.

There has been a lot of talk that Charles will abdicate in favor of William because of his advanced age. This increases in likelihood the longer Elizabeth sits on the throne. Although she is now in her 90s, Elizabeth is still in great health and is showing no signs of slowing down. She has decreased her royal workload over the past decade, a move that has enabled her to remain active. Elizabeth is also unlikely to retire and will probably sit on the throne until her death. There is also the issue of popularity to consider.

Given Charles’ scandals over the years, Prince William is more popular than his father. In fact, many citizens are hoping that he will be King next over Charles, though that is yet to be seen.

Charles, of course, has not said anything about abdicating.

Prince George is preparing to be King

While we wait to see what happens with Charles, Prince William has been preparing to become the King of England ever since he was a young boy. The same holds true for William’s oldest son, Prince George, who is currently third in line to the throne.

Inside sources, who chose to remain anonymous, claim that Prince William and Middleton are teaching George the qualities of being a king at the tender age of 6 years old.

While they want George to start thinking about being the King early, the Cambridges are taking his lessons slowly. After all, they do not want to overwhelm the young boy with too much information.

Prince William and Middleton have not commented about the rumors surrounding his future as King. The couple is currently getting ready to enjoy their summer vacation with George and their other two children, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.