• Prince William is not looking forward to being king
  • Prince William doesn't lie awake at night waiting for the day that he becomes king
  • Prince William doesn't like to be king

Prince William previously made a heartbreaking confession about his future role as the king of Britain.

While speaking with royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell for BBC, the Duke of Cambridge was asked how he is preparing to take over the throne. The interviewer speculated on the possibility of Prince William spent a lot of time thinking about what he should do asking.

Witchell also said that he thinks it is Prince William’s goal to modernize the monarchy when the time comes.

“I think the royal family has to modernize 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? It could be 40 years’ time and 60 years’ time,” he said.

However, Kate Middleton’s husband denied that he lies awake at night waiting and hoping for the day to come that he would be crowned as king. After all, reaching that important day also means that his family has moved on and his kids have gotten much older.

Years ago, royal expert Robert Jobson also said that Prince William is not excited to become king.

“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,” he said.

When Prince William was still young, he also told Princess Diana and Prince Harry that he didn’t want to become king.

During his conversation with the Princess of Wales, journalist Jeremy Paxman said that his and the late royal’s children were usually their topics. Princess Diana told Paxman that Prince William told her directly that he didn’t want to become king. And when Prince Harry heard this, he said that he would gladly take over his brother’s role.

But while speaking with Newsweek in 2017, the Duke of Sussex also said that no one wants to be king or queen.

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Prince William attends the unveiling of The Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stones representing each of Birmingham's 1st World War recepients at the Hall of Memory, Centenary Square on Dec. 7, 2015 in Birmingham, England. Getty Images/Richard Stonehouse