Prince William and Kate Middleton are both in a difficult position of knowing their position in the pecking order while making sure that they won’t overstep their boundaries. The royal couple is expected to be king and queen in the near future.

But until this happens, Prince William and Middleton must wait and perform their duties flawlessly. During this time, they also need to constantly remind themselves that they shouldn’t overstep their boundaries by overshadowing Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall will become king and queen first before Prince William and Middleton take over the British monarchy. And the changes will only take place after Queen Elizabeth II passes away.

On the podcast series “Images of Diana,” historian Sarah Gristwood also said that Prince William and Prince Harry want to leave a mark on the monarchy. This trait is something that they must have inherited from Princess Diana.

“Yes, very much so. We would all agree that there are strong elements of Diana in there, as well as elements of the Queen’s side of the family, far more traditional royals. Prince William used to go out from Eton on Sunday afternoons and have lunch with grandmother, and that really does sound like a coaching process. The hope is that the next generation will have the best of both strands,” she said.

Meanwhile, royal expert Camilla Tominey said that Prince William and Prince Harry should also learn how to balance both of their parents’ experiences with their charity work.

“I think they are trying to get to a situation where they can harness this power for good, but make a meaningful and ongoing change,” she said. But journalist Natasha Kaplinsky said that balancing things is very difficult to do especially when the royals have opened up about what they went through as kids.

But at the end of the day, one thing is clear. According to Tominey, it is evident that the members of the royal family want to do things their own way.

Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry
Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry during The Patron's Lunch celebrations for The Queen's 90th birthday at The Mall on June 12, 2016, in London. Getty Images/Jeff Spicer