Prince Harry was ‘eager’ to take on William’s future role as King: ‘I’ll do it for you’

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PRINCE HARRY was “eager” to take on Prince William’s future role as King, according to a royal commentator, who told Express.co.uk that a young Duke of Sussex offered to do the job for his older brother.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to move out of their London home in Kensington Palace and relocate to Adelaide Cottage, a four-bed property on the Windsor estate.

Their move will position them closer to the Queen, who lives in Windsor Castle, allowing them to continue taking on more responsibilities within The Firm.

Both Kate and William are expected to take on new roles in the near future; and while it hasn’t been confirmed, the Duke is likely to become the next Prince of Wales, taking the title from his father Prince Charles once he becomes king.

Prince Harry / Prince William

Harry offered to take on the top job for his brother William. (Image: Getty Images)

Kate and William

Kate and William are relocating to Windsor, meaning they will be closer to the Queen. (Image: Getty Images)

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William’s future within the Royal Family has been set in stone since his birth, but that does not mean that the prince was always happy about the path he was destined to take.

But while William was once unsure about his future role, his younger brother Prince Harry was eagerly waiting in the wings to take on the responsibility.

Kinsey Schofield, the founder of LA-based royal site ToDiForDaily.com, told Express.co.uk that Harry offered to take on the top job for his brother.

She said: “Diana never wanted Harry to feel like he was less than. She called him ‘Good King Harry’ for that reason.

Prince William and Prince Harry

William is destined to be king, while Harry was labelled the ‘spare’. (Image: Getty Images)

“And when they were growing up, William would scoff at the idea of being king, but Prince Harry would say: ‘I’ll do it for you. I’ll be king.’

“Diana wanted him to feel like he was worthy of that.

“She loved that fire in Prince Harry. She loved that he was ambitious enough and so eager to take on such a role.”

James Patterson, a well-respected author whose most recent book explores Princess Diana’s role as a mother, backed up Ms Schofield’s claim as he described how Harry earned his nickname ‘Good King Harry’.

Princess Diana and Prince Harry

Diana loved the ‘fire in Prince Harry’ and admired his ambition. (Image: Getty Images)

“When Harry quipped: ‘Well, I’ll do the job instead of you then,’ the nickname was born.”

But despite his eagerness, Harry’s offer was not taken up and William is set to carry out his destiny as a future monarch.

And while William has dedicated himself to a life of duty, Harry is no longer a working member of the Royal Family.

In early 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they would be stepping down from their senior roles within the Firm and moving to the US.

They relocated to North America before eventually settling down in California, where they now live with their two children.

Ms Schofield claims that Harry lost his “cheerleader” following the tragic death of Princess Diana in August 1997.

She said: “I do think that Harry lost his cheerleader. We know that once she [Diana] died, Prince William started to spend a lot of time with the Queen privately.

“We know that the Queen Mother treated Prince Harry differently than she treated Prince William because Harry was the ‘spare’.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan and Harry stepped down from their roles in the Royal Family in 2020. (Image: Getty Images)

“So I think that maybe he lacked some of that encouragement when Princess Diana left us.”

The author went on to say that Meghan now fills the role of Harry’s “cheerleader” who “uplifts him and envelops him in a way that he has missed since he lost his mother”.

She continued: “They are really supportive of each other and no matter how much people dislike Meghan Markle, I do feel that she makes him whole.”

While it was initially said that the Sussexes hoped to continue carrying out engagements on behalf of the Queen, a Buckingham Palace statement later said: “Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family, it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.

“While all are saddened by their decision, The Duke and Duchess remain much-loved members of the family.”

Harry and Meghan have forged new careers in the US; they have signed deals with streaming giants Spotify and Netflix, pursued philanthropic and humanitarian ventures and continued to work with important charities.

The Duke remains very involved with the Invictus Games, a sporting event for injured, wounded and sick veterans and servicemen and women, founded in 2014.

In April, he and Meghan travelled to the Netherlands for the 2020 Games, which were twice postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

During the opening ceremony of the Games, the Duchess publicly declared her love for her “incredible” husband, saying she “could not love and respect him more” as she introduced the Duke up on stage at the event in The Hague.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan and Harry recently took a trip to NYC for an important event. (Image: Getty Images)

More recently, Meghan sat in the audience during Harry’s keynote address to an informal gathering of the United Nations general assembly in New York City.

And according to body language expert Judi James, the Duchess offered her husband “silent support” as she “calmed his nerves”.

Ms James previously told Express.co.uk: “When Harry was up giving his speech there were strong signs that Meghan was, quite naturally, offering some silent support and encouragement from her place in the audience.

“Her hand clasp twisted on her lap in a sign of empathetic tension as she watched him deliver his important keynote.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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