When will Prince William become King?
Fans of the royal family cannot get enough of Prince William, Princess Kate and their adorable kids, and they can’t wait until they take over at Buckingham Palace — so much that there has been speculation that his father Prince Charles might choose to let him be skipped over in the succession to the British throne!
But according to biographer Sally Bedell Smith — who spent four years researching the Prince of Wales for her upcoming book titled Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbably Life — says that it’ll be a while before Prince William can wear the crown.
Prince Charles, his son Prince William, and Kate Middleton.
“Charles will be King and Camilla will be Queen,” Sally told Town and Country. “They will not skip over to William, who is being groomed to become King probably in his late 40s or early 50s.”
Sally also explained that Prince Charles’ reign over their kingdom will look very different from his mother, Queen Elizabeth's — who has held her title for 64 years and is known as a beloved figure — and it’s all because of his current wife, Camilla Parker Bowles.
"She's got this vibey, sexy thing. As Joan Rivers said, ‘She's rough around the edges. In a nice way.’ He can be rowdy and fun with her,” she said.
Prince William and Camilla. (Photo Credit: Getty Images
Camilla will have to work extra hard to change her image in the public eye. Camilla and Charles have a very scandalous love story, which started in after they met in 1971 and started dating shortly after. But they split in 1973 after Prince Charles joined the Royal Navy.
Even though Camilla would go on to marry Andrew Parker Bowles in 1973, and Prince Charles wed Princess Diana in a royal ceremony in 1981 — but scandal rocked the royal family in 1993 when “Camillagate” revealed that Prince Charles and Camilla were having an affair and cheating on their spouses with each other.
After Camilla divorced Andrew in 1995 and Charles divorced Diana in 1996, they continued with their romance until their 2005 wedding, where Camilla earned her title of the Duchess of Cornwall.