If the queen skips over Prince Charles in the line of succession, is Prince William ready to take the throne? A new report is claiming he is. Gossip Cop investigates.
Prince William ‘Ready To Rule’?
A recent edition of Us Weekly is insists Prince William is getting ready to take the throne, and has some big plans for when he does. The report begins by explaining how difficult the last year has been for William. Between the pandemic, Prince Harry’s dramatic exit from the royal family, and Prince Phillip’s passing, “The last year has been a real whirlwind for him,” explains a royal insider.
That being said, the tabloid insists that Prince William has really stepped up to the plate. According to the insider, “William has really grown and evolved, and there’s no question that he will make a great king.” The source continues, claiming he isn’t taking the throne without a plan. “William is already thinking about the future of the monarchy and all the changes he plans on making,” muses the insider.
While William is reportedly planning to respect royal tradition, “he wants to modernize the monarchy and is making it his mission to be more relatable than previous generations.” The source also asserts that William aims to be more down-to-earth than his predecessors, claiming he wants, “to be in tune with what the public wants and also build on the immense volume of work the queen has done.”
Prince William Next In Line?
The magazine hints that William’s time on the throne might come “sooner rather than later.” According to the reports, there has been talk of the queen skipping over Charles in the line of succession. The insider concedes that while the prospect is flattering to William, “he thinks it’s highly unlikely.” That being said, the royal insider seems to disagree, and it all has to do with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The source insists that Queen Elizabeth is furious with Prince Charles for how he’s handled the rift with Prince Harry. According to the insider, Charles is “being stubborn and saying he may never forgive Harry, which isn’t going down well with the queen.” The insider explains that if Charles doesn’t mend the rift, “it wouldn’t be out of the question for her to hand the crown straight to William.”
Prince William ‘Preparing To Take The Reins’?
So, is it true that Prince William has big plans for when he’s crowned? Possibly, but despite the tabloid’s claims, that time is likely a bit farther down the line.
While it’s definitely possible that Prince William is ready to take the throne and already has plans for when that time comes, Prince Charles is not being skipped over. Prince William will take the throne after his father as the law demands, and there’s nothing any of the royals can do to change that. Prince William doesn’t have the power to skip over his father, and Queen Elizabeth does not choose her successor.
Furthermore, the tabloid fails to provide a reason as to why the queen would skip over her son. While the alleged “insider” insists it’s because of his rift with Prince Harry, that doesn’t make much sense. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have left the royal family and have made it clear that they aren’t trying to win their way back in.
The so-called source makes it seem like Harry is asking for his father’s forgiveness so everything could return to normal, but that is clearly not what’s happening. With that in mind, the queen would have no motivation to try and tailor the law to make Prince William the next king.
The Tabloid On Prince William Taking The Throne
Besides, Gossip Cop has debunked this claim from Us Weekly before. Last year, the tabloid reported that Prince William and Kate Middleton were “bypassing” Prince Charles and taking the throne. Of course, the claim was no more true then. More recently, the tabloid said that Queen Elizabeth was stepping down and naming Prince William as her successor. As previously stated, the queen does not have the power to do so. Obviously, the publication enjoys putting a new twist on this story every so often, but that doesn’t make it any more true.