Prince William is continuing his royal duties. The royal made an appearance at the Tusk Conservation Awards on Tuesday. The outing was his first at the award since he was named the Prince of Wales after the death of Queen Elizabeth. William presented awards at the event, including the Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa, which he gave to Ian Craig.
Prince William and Kate Middleton were named the Prince and Princess of Wales following the death of Queen Elizabeth, as previously announced by King Charles. After the death of Queen Elizabeth and with King Charles in charge, prince William is now first in line for the throne. Will and Kate are stepping things up in order to one day be the head of the monarchy.
Kate and William are really kind of stepping up to the plate as far as leading the monarchy. Now, William is not the next in line to the throne. His father, Prince Charles, is going to be the next monarch of the United Kingdom.
However, Prince William and Kate Middleton are very much already in that kind of waiting in the wings role, where they are both very much aware that they will be on the throne probably not too far in the future. I think they both know that Prince Charles is not young. He’s not the age that Elizabeth was when she became Queen.
And I don’t think anyone is expecting Prince Charles to sit on the throne for decades and decades to come. He will absolutely take on the role because he has been waiting his entire life to become king. But I think that his reign in comparison with the queens will be very short-lived.
William and Kate are already not acting as though they are already the leaders of the monarchy, but they are taking on a huge amount of responsibility, not just in terms of public engagements, but also in terms of the way in which the monarchy is run.
They’re making small but very important changes. Opening up the monarchy to a more modern point of view. Not perhaps in a way that is noticeable every single day. But bit by bit.
They have kind of helped the monarchy to evolve. To kind of embrace new traditions and to kind of maintain the important heritage of the past. While also kind of saying. Okay. A few of the things that we used to do are seen as being very stuffy. They are very stuffy. Here are ways where we can kind of maintain the tradition behind these things without making it appear as though we are completely ignorant to what the rest of the world is doing and how they’re living.