Prince William's surprising answer after being asked about becoming King is going viral

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The Cambridges are undoubtedly the most talked-about family in the world, and with their roles elevated over the past few years, it’s hardly surprising that Prince William and Kate Middleton are making even more news.

Whether it's Prince William and Kate Middleton's upcoming relocation to Windsor, the first official sighting of their royal puppy or the multiple appearances by George, Charlotte and Louis, the Duke and Duchess are all anyone can talk about.

This week, it was Prince William who made headlines as comments he made about becoming King one day resurfaced and have since gone viral.

The interview in question was back in 2016, seeing the Duke of Cambridge address speculation that he was a reluctant King in waiting.

Opening up to royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell, Prince William explained that while he hopes to be a "modern King", the future role of monarch is "not at the top of [his] priority list".

"I certainly don’t lie awake at night waiting or hoping for it because it sadly means my family has moved on and I don’t want that," he explained, a statement that resurfaced this week.

Prince Harry has also spoken out about it in the past. When asked if any member of the royal family wants to be King or Queen, the Duke of Sussex replied: "I don’t think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time."

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Jenny Proudfoot
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