Britain’s Prince William waves to students during his visit to a Premier League football training camp in Shanghai on March 3, 2015. The Duke of Cambridge is in China on a four-day visit, the highest-profile visit by a member of the royal family for 30 years. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
MANEND NEWS, Prince William is one of the most beloved members of the British royal family as many await the day he takes over the throne.
However, the Duke of Cambridge himself isn’t too keen on doing that as revealed by the prince himself during an earlier interview.
Speaking to royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell, William admitted that becoming king is quite far down in his list of priorities.
“I certainly don’t lie awake at night waiting or hoping for it because it sadly means my family has moved on and I don’t want that,” he said.
“I think the Royal Family has to modernise and develop as it goes along and it has to stay relevant. That’s the challenge for me – how do I make the Royal Family relevant in the next 20 years time?” he said.
“It could be 40 years time or 60 years time,” he added.
Even before his admission, Prince William’s reluctance at flaunting his royal status was something he was known for.
During his early days of relationship with Kate Middleton, William did not like getting the royal treatment.
Royal reporter, Robert Johnson claimed during William’s university days: “He doesn’t like being called ‘His Royal Highness’. He’s delayed that and calls himself William Wales. He doesn’t want to do royal engagements.”