Prince William told Diana he didn’t want to be king

Lawrence Kim
February 12, 2019

You'd have a nice gaff to live in.

That being said, being a core member of the royal family would probably be extremely stressful and tiring and probably boring too.

Prince William told his mother, Princess Diana, that he "really didn't want to be king", a royal TV special has alleged.

It was then that Princess Dianna revealed that 14-year-old William had told his mother he didn't want to take over the throne.

The recollection will be aired tomorrow in the second part of Paxman on the Queen's Children, a documentary for Channel 5.

"She was stunningly glamorous, as you can imagine", he said.

'We talked about our children and she 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",' Paxman says.

In a statement from Buckingham Palace released later that day, the Queen expressed her "warmest wishes" for the couple, adding: "The Duke of Edinburgh and I are very happy that the Prince of Wales and Mrs Parker Bowles are to marry".

He said: "I remember Diana saying 'if Anne's there I'm off" because Anne would usually say something rather cutting to her'. "It's a bit like a prison'".

But historian Kate Williams says "the official palace line is that her title is princess consort". "More like an upmarket Coronation Street'".

As the next in line for the throne after his father, Charles, William could become king sooner than expected. Meanwhile a confident Prince Harry, now 34, was ready to step in and take his older brother's place.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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