In the past months, Prince William has received criticism and allegations that he has been “work-shy” as compared to other members of the royal family. In a recent video interview, the Duke of Cambridge has responded to the “do nothing” feedbacks.
Prince William shared his thoughts about his royal duty in a televised interview with BBC, to commemorate his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday. He commented that he would be ready to take on more royal responsibilities when the right time comes. He also mentioned how Queen Elizabeth has been a “guiding example” that defines what a good monarch should be.
The Duke of Cambridge also explained that his current focus is on his family and becoming a father to his two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. He also juggles family life and royal duties with his job as an air ambulance pilot. However, he stated that he has already thought of his future role. The royal prince is the second person in line for the throne. He also mentioned that he takes his duties and responsibilities “very seriously.”
“It's about finding your own way at the right time and if you're not careful duty can sort of weigh you down an awful lot at a very early age and I think you've got to develop into the duty role," Prince William added.
The royal prince also stated how his father Prince Charles and grandmother Queen Elizabeth have been very supportive of his current focus, including the level of royal engagements that he participates in. He added that his family has given him the chance to live as much of a normal life as possible with wife Kate Middleton and children.
Meanwhile, a video clip from BBC’s TV special “Elizabeth at 90 - A Family Tribute” has unveiled a rare glimpse of Prince Charles as a young boy. In an off-camera comment, Prince William was said to have commented how his son Prince George resembles Prince Charles in the clip, Telegraph reported.
The Duke of Cambridge stated that the young Prince Charles “walks like George” in the said video. His brother, Prince Harry, reportedly agreed with Prince William’s observation.
The TV special “Elizabeth at 90 - A Family Tribute” aired on BBC One on Thursday, April 21.