The King has encouraged Prince William to spend more time with his wife and young children because he has “years and years of royal duties” ahead of him, a royal expert has said.
speaking to HELLO!Author Ingrid Seward, who has just written a book about the monarch’s upbringing, called My Mother and I, explained that Charles, 75, likely urged his 42-year-old heir to focus on his duties as a father while still have the chance. to.
‘Charles always put duty first because that’s what his mother did. And that’s what Diana decided she wouldn’t do,” he told the outlet.
‘I think Charles encouraged William to spend more time with the family and also told him, ‘I don’t want you to take on any royal duties until it’s absolutely necessary,’ because remember how we criticized William for being work-shy?’
Ingrid added that this way Charles says: ‘You don’t have to do this, stay with your young family.’ Enjoy it while you can. You have years and years and years of royal duties to fulfill.
The King has encouraged Prince William to spend more time with his wife and young children because he has “years and years of royal duties” ahead of him, a royal expert has said. William and Kate photographed with their children in December
In the past, royal experts have claimed that Charles was “closer to the Queen Mother” as a child, as his largely absent monarch mother was not a “comforting” figure during an apparently “miserable childhood.”
Speaking to the ITV documentary Charles: Our King in 2022, royal author Catherine Mayer said: ‘He grew up in an isolated world, I called it “Planet Windsor.”
‘It operates on a slightly different set of rules than planet Earth. It looks and sounds like ours but it’s very lonely.
“She was very young when her mother became queen and the bond she had with her mother was never as strong as it could have been because she had so many duties.”
The children lived on the top floor of Buckingham Palace at the time, where there was a nursery wing and the Queen visited her children.
Meanwhile, the late Diana, Princess of Wales, has also been praised for her hands-on nature as a mother.
‘I live for my children. I’d be lost without them,’ she once said.
In November 1985, Diana had also commented: “The most important thing is that [my role is] be a mother and wife. That’s what I try to achieve; It’s another thing to do it, but I try.
Talking to HELLO! , author Ingrid Seward, who has just written a book about the monarch’s upbringing, called My Mother and I, explained that Charles, 75, has probably urged his 42-year-old heir to focus on his duties as a father. while you still have the chance. to
In the summer, William appeared to be channeling his mother’s caring nature while attending the Wales v Argentina match with his son George.
He was dressed as a mini-me of William, both wearing matching navy suits and red ties, the latter seemingly a patriotic nod to the Welsh side.
Afterwards, father and son met with some of the Welsh rugby players to commiserate over their loss.
Trooping the Color has offered another series of echoes over the years, and William’s body language often seems reminiscent of his late mother’s.
Whether in public or private, Princess Diana was often pictured holding Prince Harry and Prince William when they were young.
And while William may not hug his children in public as often as the late Princess of Wales did, he will never pass up an opportunity to comfort them.
The love between Diana and her children was evident in the photographs, as seen in a snapshot of the late Princess of Wales and William during a polo match in May 1987.
William seems to be channeling his mother’s caring nature. Photographed with his children last year.
The young royal is shown holding his mother’s hand tightly as she places her hand on his forehead.
George, second in line to the throne, remained close to his father, who rested his hands on George’s shoulders during the traditional Easter Sunday church service at St George’s Chapel in April 2022.
Meanwhile, William looked ready for his royal duties last night as he arrived at the BAFTAs in London.
The Prince of Wales arrived alone at the awards ceremony where he apologized for the Princess of Wales’s absence as she continues to recover at her family home following her abdominal surgery.
Pictured: Prince Harry, Prince William and their mother, Princess Diana, photographed in Mallorca, Spain, in 1987.
Diana and Charles photographed with their sons, Dr Andrew Gailey, Head of William’s House, when the Prince of Wales went to Eton.
The heir, who has been chairman of the EE British Academy Film Awards since 2010, was seen happily posing for photographs with members of the public as he walked the red carpet.
The Prince, who cut an elegant figure in his signature navy velvet suit jacket and bow, greeted the award organizers and told them: “I’m sorry Catherine isn’t here, she loves the BAFTAs.”
William, who has been focusing on his family following his wife’s medical procedure and his father King Charles’ cancer diagnosis, said he had not seen as many nominated films as usual and admitted he had “other things on his mind.” “.
The father of three added that he is “looking forward to catching up” and will watch the films with his recovering wife.
Film fans queuing outside the Royal Festival Hall were delighted to learn that the Prince had seen Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, but were shocked to discover that he had not yet seen Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, starring Margot Robbie.
“I haven’t seen Barbie yet,” the Prince admitted, and his excited fans told him: “You have to see her.”
Once inside, the Prince took a seat next to Hollywood royalty Cate Blanchett as they prepared to watch the ceremony hosted this year by David Tennant.
The Prince opted for a navy velvet tuxedo, dickie bow and black patent brogues for the most glamorous night in the British film calendar.
A host of celebrities arrived on London’s South Bank this afternoon with Margot Robbie, Emma Stone, Emily Blunt and Florence Pugh among those making a dazzling appearance.
Tonight’s awards mark the first high-profile royal engagement Prince William has made since his wife’s major operation and his father’s diagnosis.
Earlier this month he gave a speech at a charity engagement in London to raise funds for London’s Air Ambulance Charity’s new helicopter fleet earlier this month.
It was thought he might miss the ceremony, where he usually appears on Kate’s arm, but the Prince wanted to continue with his duties and represent the Royal Family at the prestigious event.
The Prince apologized for his wife’s absence as she continues to recover from abdominal surgery. Pictured: Prince William and Kate Middleton at the BAFTA Awards in 2023
Kate underwent surgery on January 16 at the London clinic and has since returned to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor to be with her three children.
Last night’s ceremony marks the award’s 77th annual presentation, and Nolan’s atomic bomb biopic is expected to be a big winner after receiving 13 nominations.
Prince William has been a patron for 14 years and his wife first attended the event with her husband in 2017.
At last year’s event, Kate Middleton opted for a one-shoulder Alexander McQueen dress for the occasion, which she first wore to the event in 2019.
For his outfit, William kept it classic and simple with a double-breasted black velvet tuxedo jacket.