A royal family! Prince William is his father King Charles III’s direct heir — and he couldn’t be more proud of his dad’s accomplishments.“My father’s first words on entering Westminster Abbey yesterday were a pledge of service.
It was a pledge to continue to serve,” William gushed during his speech at the celebratory Coronation Concert in May 2023. “My father has always understood that people of all faiths, all backgrounds, and all communities, deserve to be celebrated and supported.
Pa, we are all so proud of you.”Nearly one year after Charles wed the late Princess Diana in 1980, they revealed that they were expecting their first child.
William arrived in June 1982. As the pair’s firstborn, the duke became His Majesty’s direct heir in the British line of succession. (Charles ascended the throne in September 2022 after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.)The Prince of Wales — who inherited Charles’ longtime title in September 2022 — became a big brother in September 1984 when Charles and Diana welcomed second son Prince Harry. (William and the Duke of Sussex have since faced their own ups and downs stemming from their positions as the “heir” and the “spare.”)Charles and Diana — who died at age 36 in a fatal car crash in August 1997 — finalized their divorce in 1996, and the now-king’s relationships with his sons soon fractured.“There was the point where our parents split and we never saw our mother enough or we never saw our father enough,” Harry — who stepped down from his royal role in 2020 alongside wife Meghan Markle — recalled in the Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy documentary, which was released on HBO in July 2017. “There was a lot of traveling and a lot of fights on the back seat with my brother,Read more on usmagazine.com