This week’s 40th birthday of Prince William marks an important milestone for future kings who are rapidly imposing his authority on the British royal family by planning courses between tradition and modern times.
William’s wife, Catherine, celebrated her groundbreaking birthday in January, and only Queen Elizabeth II is more appreciated by the general public than the close couples often featured as future models of the monarchy. ..
According to pollsters, William, celebrating his birthday on Tuesday, is the most popular royal family behind the Queen, with an approval rate of 66% and Kate at 60%.
“This is a very important milestone for him as he continues to support the Queen and create a future king identity with his father, Prince Charles,” royal critic Richard Fitzwilliams told AFP. Told.
This is William’s popularity, and many want him to jump over his father and become king when his grandmother dies.
Since the 96-year-old Sovereign began finishing his duties last year due to poor health and old age, William, the succession to the throne, has become an increasingly influential figure.
The Duke of Cambridge, as he is officially known, accompanied his father when the Queen missed the opening ceremony of Parliament in May and helped with important family decisions.
He was reportedly the driving force behind his uncle, Prince Andrew, who was hit by a sex scandal on the traditional Order of the Garter this month.
“They (William and Kate) were the future of the monarchy, highlighted by the appearance of the balcony at the end of Jubilee,” said Fitzwilliams, a celebration to commemorate the Queen’s record 70-year reign. rice field.
William’s time has been dedicated to his family since he abandoned his role as a helicopter ambulance pilot in 2017.
Importantly, he reports that he plans to leave London’s Kensington Palace and move to a modest four-bedroom cottage on the grounds of Queen Windsor Castle’s home west of London. Has been done.
The move allows him to approach the Queen and strengthen his role in the family’s inner sanctuary, commentators said.
While he is becoming more devoted to royal duties, providing his three children (8-year-old Prince George, 7-year-old Princess Charlotte, and 4-year-old Prince Louis) a normal life. Is also determined.
This is partly driven by the trauma of parents’ highly public separation and divorce, and his own childhood characterized by the death of his mother Diana in a car accident at the age of 15 in 1997. It has been.
The example of his mother is evident from his more modern view that he breaks the tradition of the royal father, gets his hands dirty with changing diapers, and helps the two older people with their homework.
The tall, blonde, and partially bald prince is also keen to carry on his mother’s legacy of helping the most vulnerable members of society.
He was found selling the British homeless magazine The Big Issue earlier this month in London and has frequently spoken about other issues such as the environment and mental health.
William was “molded” into a “traditional” queen at lunch on Sunday at Windsor while studying at the nearby Elite Eaton College, and Mark Roche, author of several books on monarchy, said AFP. Told to.
But “some of William’s assets are probably due to his mother’s influence, diversity and great environmental sensitivity,” he added.
The prince barely reveals what’s happening behind the walls of the palace, but his brother Harry and his wife Megan conducted a shocking interview on US television and made their members racist. After accusing him, he defended his family.
He vehemently denied that claim, and all explanations made his relationship with Harry tense.
However, William recognizes the need to modernize the old system so that it can survive after Queen Elizabeth II and fend off stronger republican forces among the younger generation.
This need was highlighted during a recent tour of the Caribbean Sea in March, which was criticized for being a reversion to the colonial era.
“One of William’s particular concerns is the image of the monarchy and how it moves forward,” said Fitzwilliams.