‘Good King Harry’ Princess Diana’s SHOCK views on royal succession REVEALED
Princess Diana thought Prince Harry would make a good king, even though eldest son Prince William was third in line to the throne, a royal insider has revealed.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles welcomed Prince William into the world in 1982 and Prince Harry two year later in 1984. At the time, Prince Charles was the heir to the throne, followed by Prince William and then Prince Harry. Now, Kate Middleton and her husband’s children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have succeeded the Duke of Sussex, meaning it is very unlikely he will ever become King.
While William was always seen as the future King of England during his childhood, the late Princess Diana believed her younger son would also make a good king.
Princess Diana’s former protection officer Inspector Ken Wharfe revealed in “Robert Jobson’s Royal Podcast” that Diana used to refer to her son as “Good King Harry”.
He explained: “[This was] because he would always raise this question of his brother Prince William becoming King.”
Inspector Wharfe added: “Many, including Diana, thought that Harry – given his predilection to being quite robust and good at taking orders would have made a good king himself.”
The former security guard also revealed how Harry would tease William about his future role, telling his older brother he could “do anything he wanted” because he wasn’t going to become King.
He recalled a car journey when the boys were only children.
With their nanny and the late Princess Diana in the vehicle, Harry turned to his older brother and teased: “It’s alright, I can do anything because I won’t be King. You will be, therefore I can do what I want.”
Inspector Wharfe believes William “gleefully liked” the acknowledgment Harry had given him of his place in the family.
Ken said William was happy that there was “an acknowledgment that at least his brother knew that he would be King”.
He added: “As children, I always thought it was rather funny.”
Harry’s joy at not becoming King has stayed with him since his childhood.
Last year, the Prince said in a magazine interview: “Is there any one of the royal family who wants to be King or Queen? I don’t think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK