Are Prince William and Kate Middleton gearing up to take the throne amid Prince Charles‘ recent scandal? One tabloid claims Queen Elizabeth II is naming Prince William as her immediate successor. Let’s take a look at the rumor.
Queen Elizabeth Planning To ‘Freeze Out’ Prince Charles?
This week, Life & Style reports Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their three children are moving into Windsor Castle to be closer to Queen Elizabeth II. An insider dished, “It’s something they’ve been talking about with the queen,” adding, “With Prince Phillip’s passing, it makes sense for William to be closer to his grandmother.” But that isn’t the only reason the Cambridges are moving into Windsor. According to the tabloid, the queen is prepping her grandson to take the throne in place of his father, Prince Charles.
It was recently revealed that Charles’ closest aide, Michael Fawcett, offered a Saudi tycoon a knighthood in exchange for $2 million in donations. While he maintains his innocence and denies having any knowledge of his aide’s activities, the tabloid claims this was the last straw for the queen. “The queen is beside herself,” the snitch says. “Whether Charles is innocent or not, she’s facing yet another scandal. And, to be frank, she’s tired of it.”
Now the queen is gearing up to name William and Middleton as her immediate successors. “She wants to start training them to be king and queen — ASAP — once they move to Windsor. She doesn’t think Charles can handle the job.” However, word is that Charles isn’t taking kindly to the news. “Charles went off on William and insinuated that he’s a traitor,” the insider confides, “but William’s loyal to his grandmother, and if she wants him to be king, he’ll do it.”
Prince William And Kate Middleton At Royal ‘Training Camp’ In Windsor Castle?
While it’s been rumored that William and Middleton are considering moving to Windsor, their plans haven’t been confirmed. Furthermore, the rumors about the Cambridges’ relocation plans predate the news of Charles’ recent scandal. Given the timeline, it’s unlikely these events are connected at all. If the Cambridges move into Windsor, it’s likely so they can get out of London, spend more time with the queen, and take on more responsibility now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have left their royal duties.
And although tabloids constantly speculate that the queen is naming William as her successor, it simply isn’t up to her. The queen doesn’t have the power to skip over Charles in the line of succession. Changes to the line of succession have to be made through Parliament. Until Charles is charged with an actual crime, we doubt Charles’ spot in line is in any danger.
The Tabloid On The Cambridges
This is far from the first time Life & Style has gotten it wrong about Prince William and Kate Middleton. Last year, the outlet reported that Middleton and William were expecting their fourth child. Then the tabloid claimed Middleton was “overwhelmed” and “lashing out” at William. The publication even alleged William was worried his wife was anorexic. Obviously, Life & Style isn’t trustworthy when it comes to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.