Prince William is Already Thinking About His Coronation and It Will Set Him Apart from His Father, Source Claims
William is already taking notes on how he will do things differently when it is his turn to be King.
It has been just over a week since King Charles celebrated his rise to the throne at the Royal Coronation. His eldest son and heir-to-the-throne Prince William, played a role in the ceremony, supporting his father's long-awaited reign. However, while William was there on the big day, standing by his dad's side in solidarity, he was also taking notes. According to sources, William has already started thinking about his own coronation and how he wants it to "look and feel different" from his father's.
According to a source close to William, he will not "pay homage to the people" as his father did. "There is no way he will go down that route or anything like it," they told The Telegraph. The source adds that he has been carefully "reflecting" on the events of last week with his closest friends and advisers.
"He is really thinking, how do we make his coronation feel most relevant in the future? He is mindful of the fact that in 20 years' time, or whenever his time comes, how can the coronation be modern but also unifying to the nation and the Commonwealth? I think his coronation will look and feel quite different," a source said.
"Are courtiers sitting at Kensington Palace coming up with a grand plan about what the next Bridge will look like [London Bridge was the codeword for the late Queen's death, and Forth Bridge for Prince Philip]? No," the source continued.
However, they are taking notes. "But of course the prince and his team are reflective about the events of last week and it is extremely important to him that it evolves to be relevant whenever it happens," the source said.
"He's taking stock, he's thinking 'that was a supreme success and it was because Pa altered things. I've got to be cognisant of how that evolution happens in my day. What is it that stays? What do I need to change? What will our relationships with the realms and the Commonwealth be then?' I don't think he'll be taking the filleting knife to it, but he will be checking it is sharp," added another source.
Another source close to William said he was focused on the issue of "relevance" and considering his legacy. "You can see it in how he has taken having an investiture off the table, and his thinking on how to leave a legacy in communities rather than just going in [to] do ribbon cutting. You can see it in how he is running an environmental prize with Earthshot that is not just about handing cash out, but about the long-term impact globally. He is thinking about his coronation in the same way," they said.