What Will Happen When Prince William And Kate Middleton Become King And Queen?

Everyone knows that Prince Charles will become the new king when his mother Queen Elizabeth dies, but despite this fact, people are mostly interested in what will happen during Prince William’s reign.

It probably has something to do with Prince William’s youth and charm—in fact, there are some people advocating for the Queen to break protocol and name the Duke of Cambridge as her successor.

There’s almost no chance that’s going to happen. But considering that Prince Charles is already 70, it’s logical to assume that his reign won’t last too long before he either retires or passes away. And once that happens, royal fan favorite Prince William will ascend the throne with his beautiful bride by his side.

Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William and Kate Middleton | John Stillwell-WPA Pool/Getty Images

What exactly will change when Prince William and Kate Middleton rise to their rightful positions? Here are some specifics.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will help modernize the monarchy

It’s difficult to remember a time before Queen Elizabeth sat on throne because many of us weren’t around for it! The reigning monarch is breaking records with the length of her reign, which she began way back in 1952. It’s a different world now than it was then.

In many ways Queen Elizabeth has kept up with changing times, like the time she abolished a sexist rule that would favor male heirs over females in the line of succession. But even with her progressive attitude, there’s something undeniably different about the younger generation coming to power.

Prince William and Kate Middleton
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Prince William and Kate William are passionately involved in their charity and philanthropic work just like Queen Elizabeth. But the focus of their efforts is a bit different.

Their focus may shift to different charities and organizations

It’s clear that Prince William and Kate Middleton have a keen interest in promoting the cause of mental health awareness, which is evidenced by their involvement with organizations such as Heads Together.

“For some reason, people are embarrassed about their emotions – British people particularly,” William explained. “A whole generation inherited [this way of coping]. This was the way you deal with your problems: you don’t talk about it.”

That’s just one of several organizations that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge champion in their roles. We can expect more of the same when they become King and Queen Consort.

“Supporting charities is at the heart of what I and the whole Royal Family do,” Prince William said during a keynote speech last year.

Kate Middleton and Prince William
Prince William and Kate Middleton | Samir Hussein/WireImage

Kate Middleton will take an active role

The transformation for the Duchess of Cambridge over the years has been significant. While she was once a shy and timid partner to Prince William, now she’s coming into her own and asserting her personality. Once she and her husband move to Buckingham Palace, she will most likely become even more confident. And we will all call her Queen Catherine.

Most recently, the Queen awarded her granddaughter-in-law with the prestigious honor of Royal Family Order. This recognizes services to the sovereign. It’s all proof that her progression from outsider to a full-blown royal family member is going perfectly to plan.

There are so many unknowns about Prince William and Kate Middleton’s reign—when it will happen, what exactly will change, and how long it will last. However, we can all look forward to it being an exciting time for the future of the United Kingdom.