The Major Advantage Prince William Will Have When He Becomes King That Queen Elizabeth II Never Had

by Jeremy Spirogis
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William

Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne for greater than 65 years so it’s onerous to think about a time when she is not going to be the monarch. When that point does come although her son, Prince Charles, will turn into king and when his reign ends Prince William shall be topped.

Rather a lot will change as soon as the queen is not the monarch however William can have one massive benefit when he ascends the throne that his grandmother didn’t. Read on to seek out out what that’s and the way William truly came upon about his future.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge | Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth wasn’t purported to be the queen

For anybody who isn’t conscious, the present queen wasn’t purported to be the monarch however one royal’s resolution modified the course of historical past perpetually.

King George V was the primary king from Britain’s House of Windsor. He and his spouse, Mary, had six kids Edward, Albert, Mary, Henry, George, and John. When George V died the crown handed to his firstborn son, Edward VIII, who was Elizabeth’s uncle.

Edward turned king in 1936 however wished to wed a two-time American divorcee named Wallis Simpson, which on the time was not allowed. Still, Edward was set on marrying Simpson and abdicated the throne to take action. On Dec. 11, 1936, his brother, Albert (Elizabeth’s father), was topped King George VI.

Edward’s alternative catapulted then-Princess Elizabeth from having a minor function within the royal household (the equal to Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice’s) to inheritor obvious. Elizabeth turned the queen when her father died on Feb. 6, 1952.

Prince William has been making ready for this function for a few years

Prince William and Queen Elizabeth IIPrince William and Queen Elizabeth II
Prince William and his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Edward VIII’s sudden resolution additionally meant that Queen Elizabeth’s father didn’t turn into king till he was already in his 40s. He went by a studying curve and subsequently, Elizabeth wasn’t as ready as she might have been when she turned the monarch. Most would agree although that she has accomplished an excellent job, and the expertise and information she has gained over time will assist William out as she has taught him a lot.

William came upon about his future when he was a younger boy. His mother and father, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, wished to attend until he was at an applicable age to inform him what his future would entail. However, that plan was spoiled when he began faculty as a result of the opposite college students let him know precisely who he was.

But studying the reality at a younger age gave Queen Elizabeth the prospect to coach and prep the prince for the all-important function he can have in the future so he has that benefit.

“There has always been a special closeness between William and the queen, and she has taken a particular interest in him,” Robert Lacey, royal historian and guide to the hit Netflix sequence The Crown, informed People. “She would have him at Windsor Castle and would open the state boxes and guide him through the papers. It was William’s constitutional education.”

Read extra: What Will Prince George’s Title Be When Prince William Becomes King?

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