Prince William Absolutely Hates the Fact That He Has No Control Over His Life
In the past several years since marrying Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and having their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis — Prince William has really settled into his role as the future Crowned King. The Duke of Cambridge has become more serious, taking on more responsibilities and having more say in the British royal family.
In the wake of his younger brother, Prince Harry, and sister-in-law, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s exit from the British royal family, Prince William has recognized how much he’s going to need to help take the reigns of the royal family in order to save the monarchy and all that it stands for.
Even though Prince William has accepted his fate and the circumstances of his life, he absolutely hates that he has no control over his life.
Prince William has been preparing to be king for his entire life
From an early age, Prince William was told about the fate that awaits him. In fact, his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II took him under her wing, allowing him to go through paperwork and important documents with her. The also used to sit together for special lunches where they would chat about the role.
Despite being prepared for the role, Prince William hasn’t always been thrilled about it. “We talked about our children and [Princess Diana] said William often told her that he didn’t really want to be king, and then Harry would say, ‘If you don’t want the job I’ll have it,’” journalist Jeremy Paxman recalled.
Prince Harry once explained that the Sovereign Monarch was a job that no one really wants. “We are involved in modernizing the British monarchy. We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people,” the Duke of Sussex told Newsweek. “Is there anyone of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? I don’t think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time.”
Prince William once tried to leave the U.K. for more privacy
Though Megxit might seem revolutionary to many, in the years after University, Prince William wanted to escape the U.K. for the U.S. “Having enjoyed a degree of privacy as a student at St Andrews, perhaps it’s not such a surprise that William has announced his intention to spend a few years living in the US after he finishes his degree,” reporter Louisa Pearson explained at the time. “Having enjoyed a degree of privacy as a student at St Andrews, perhaps it’s not such a surprise that William has announced his intention to spend a few years living in the US after he finishes his degree. Work in a gallery or auction house, and the possibility of a postgraduate degree, have apparently been discussed.”
However, Buckingham Palace vetoed that idea rather quickly.
Prince William hates not having control over his life
The intense schedule, scrutiny, and vicious rumors have not enamored Prince William to the role. Also, it seems that he resents the time spent away from his children.
“I really do want to be in control of my own life,” he said in a past interview. “And if I don’t agree with what someone’s saying or someone’s pushing on me then I won’t do it. I’m always open for people saying that I’m royal, because most of the time I am, but I hate to lose control. I’m going to get plenty of criticism over my lifetime and it’s something that I don’t completely ignore, but it’s not something I take completely to heart. I’m concentrating very much on my role as a father, and I take my duties and my responsibilities to my family very seriously. If you’re not careful, duty can weigh you down an awful lot at a very early age and I think you’ve got to develop into the duty role.”