Prince Charles and Prince William have often spoken about their close relationship. Over the years, William has always praised his father's efforts to campaign for climate change awareness and has spoken about how his love for the natural world has shaped him, noting that as a child he and Harry used to go litter picking with their father. And most recently, Charles sweetly spoke about how proud he was of William for his involvement in the Earthshot Prize, which awards five winners for their contribution towards environmentalism.
However, with some royal fans calling for Charles to hand the throne straight to William when the time comes for him to step up as monarch, one royal expert believes that things could become tricky for the pair - and that the two heirs may 'always face issues in their difficult relationship'.
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Royal author Penny Juror told Newsweek that Charles and William may face difficulties as their roles change and that 'competition' may become a problem as they are both set to take the throne one day.
She said: 'I think it's always going to be a little bit difficult. They are two people doing a very similar job.
'With all fathers and sons I think there's an element of competition, the older man not really wanting to step over just yet and let the younger take his crown.
'I think that's always going to be a slight issue.'
Charles recently commented on calls to bypass his right to the throne.
At an event last month, he spoke about a visit he once made to T.K. Maxx, joking: 'I remember there were an enormous number of people who were trying to get in, as they were waiting for me to get out. Story of my life...'
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