Experts recently addressed the ‘grooming’ Prince William underwent to prepare for a future as the King of England.This claim has been made by royal expert Steward Pearce and during his interview with the Daily Star, he touched upon the grooming sessions Prince William has undergone since childhood to help prepare him for the role of king.
He was also quoted saying, “William has been part of the conversation since his 11th or 12th year, he’s been groomed. Well, the prime motive is duty.”
“The prime behaviour is in support of heritage and tradition as an iconic status for the British people to have something to refer to, in the way that Her Majesty has been this iconic statement for over 70 years.”Claims Prince William has been introduced to his future role as sovereign from a young age have been previously made also by royal author Robert Lacey.
In his book Battle of Brothers, Mr Lacey claimed the Duke of Cambridge was invited for lunch at Windsor Castle on some weekends when he was at Eton.
With these lunches, the Queen and Prince Philip intended to support William, who was experiencing the public separation of his parents, the author said.
But they also gave the chance to the monarch to show Prince William the importance of his heritage and future.Mr Lacey wrote: “Pudding ended, Philip would make a discreet exit, leaving his wife and grandson together in the panelled Oak Room with its six-arm chandelier hanging over the table in front of Queen Victoria’s beautiful Gobelins tapestry of The Hunt.
“In this splendid and historic but also intimate setting, grandmother and grandson – monarch and future heir – would get down to brass tacks, talking and ‘sharing’ as only the pair of them could.”
He continued: It was during these conversations in the Oak Room that Prince William learned from his grandmother how the institution of the Crown was something to be upheld and respected, and how one might have to fight – he might have to become white tough, in fact – in order to preserve it.”It was William’s birthright and legacy, after all, as much as his gran’s.”
Indeed, the Queen has put duty and service at the centre of her life for the past seven decades.Aged 21, when she was still Princess Elizabeth, she pledged to devote her whole life to the Commonwealth.
She said in a landmark speech delivered during a tour of South Africa: “I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.”But I shall not have strength to carry out this resolution alone unless you join in it with me, as I now invite you to do: I know that your support will be unfailingly given.
“God help me to make good my vow, and God bless all of you who are willing to share in it.”Next year, the Royal Family will celebrate a historic milestone: the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.Prince William is second-in-line to the throne, set to become King after Prince Charles.