The Queen and the Duke of Cambridge will face a similar future which Charles will miss out on, as a royal expert points out a key similarity betwee
The Queen and the Duke of Cambridge will face a similar future which Charles will miss out on, as a royal expert points out a key similarity between the pair. Eminent royal biographer Robert Jobson said the two senior royals are both set to have “relatively long reigns”, unlike Prince Charles, who is currently second in line to the throne.
The Queen has so far enjoyed the longest reign in British history, having spent 68 years on the throne.
In 2015 Her Majesty succeeded Queen Victoria in becoming the longest-serving monarch, who enjoyed 63 years and 217 days on the throne.
The Queen will be succeeded by her eldest son Prince Charles, 72, though because of his age he is not likely to have a long reign.
His son Prince William, 38, on the other hand, could expect to stay on the throne for several decades.
As a result, Mr Jobson pointed out the Queen and Prince William having something in common.
He told Express.co.uk: “I think we will see more of William.
“What you’ve got with William and the Queen is that they will both probably have relatively long reigns.
“We don’t know how old the Prince of Wales will live to, hopefully it will be a long time.
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He said: “I think her visits will be more focused.
“There will be more of a support act with other members of the royal family helping out.
“But they were doing that anyway.”
The Queen took William under her wing when he was a youngster, and struggling to come to terms with his future.
William would visit the Queen and Prince Philip every Sunday, and the trio would either have lunch or tea.
During these afternoon visits, Her Majesty started to mentor the young Duke.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl discussed this with OK! Magazine, and said: “Afterwards, he would have one-on-one time with his grandmother to talk about whatever was on his mind.
“She was there for him to unload on – but those sessions were also an opportunity for her to mentor and teach him, as her grandfather, George V, did with her.
“They became incredibly close and as his respect for her grew he began to embrace his destiny.”
Robert Jobson has written several books on the Royal Family, including the No.1 selling book ‘Diana: Closely Guarded Secret’ in 2002.
His most recent book, ‘Prince Philip’s Century: The Extraordinary Life of the Duke of Edinburgh’ is available to buy from May 13.