William and Charles warned they will face ‘same problem’ Queen ‘always’ battled as monarch


PRINCE WILLIAM and Prince Charles will not be given an easier time as kings than their predecessor, Queen Elizabeth II, royal commentators have warned, pointing to an underlying issue they must tackle.

Prince William and Prince Charles will face the same dilemma of “balancing” the two sides of themselves when they are king as the Queen has done for decades, royal commentators have claimed. The monarch’s legacy was analysed as part of ITV documentary, ‘The Queen Unseen’. Experts spoke about the Queen’s impact and what future royals can learn from her.

Royal historian Piers Brendon told viewers: “When Prince Charles succeeds to the throne, or when Prince William does, the new king will find that he’s got the same problem that Queen Elizabeth has always had.

“How do you balance being ordinary and extraordinary?”

Narrator Ruth Gemmell said: “For future monarchs, there can be no better example than the Queen.

“Steadfast, but able to adapt to an ever-changing world.”

She continued: “From the moment she became Queen, Elizabeth Windsor put duty first.”She hid her private self.”Mr. Brendon added: “We still don’t really know what she’s really thinking about things, what makes her tick, what her inner thoughts are.”That really is one of her greatest strengths that she has managed to keep us guessing and keep us interested all this time.”

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The monarch’s legacy was analysed as part of ITV documentary, ‘The Queen Unseen’. (Image: GETTY)

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The documentary gave further insight into how the monarch is “preparing the next generation of royals for a life of service”.

The Sun’s royal photographer Arthur Edwards spoke about a photo taken of the Queen, Charles and William on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.

He described it: “The Queen’s waving to the crowds and she’s looking at William with such love in her eyes.”

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He told ITV: “She’s almost saying, ‘one day it will be you here doing this’.

“That’s a nice picture.”

Currently Charles is next in line to the throne with William in second place.

When Charles becomes king, he will be able to bestow his son with the Prince of Wales title.

Similarly when the Duke of Cambridge is finally king, his son, Prince George, will adopt Prince of Wales.


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