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Prince William declares his plans for crown

Prince William is ready to step away from King Charles' shadow

By Web Desk
May 28, 2024
Prince William declares his plans for crown

Prince William is determined to chart in his own course away from the practices of his trail-blazing father, King Charles.

The Prince of Wales was conferred titular role from the King following the latter’s ascension to the throne in September 2022.

In a conversation with the host in the documentary Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70, the future King of England vocally expressed desire to step away from the shadow of his dedicated father when it came to royal duties.

"There are so many things that I admire about my father, his work ethic, his passions, all that sort of side of things are absolutely crucial to how he's been such a successful Prince of Wales and an amazing father,” he said at the time.

"But, personally I want to be my own man and take my own style, my own passions, my own interests, my way and do things slightly differently."

"I think it's important," he added, "that each generation does things a little bit differently than the previous."

Since then, as the Duke of Cornwall, William directed his focus to homelessness and farming, as opposed to the monarch’s interest in architecture.

“As William matures into his roles as Duke of Cornwall and Prince of Wales, he continues his move away from Charles' wide-ranging approach to work,” wrote royal reporter James Crawford-Smith for Newsweek, “which has often been commented on, instead opting for core focuses with the potential for greater impact and change.”