Prince William’s suffering as a member of the royal family began right after his arrival in this world.
The Duke of Cambridge felt burdened with royal duties growing up, so much so that he began to believe he had been “deprived of a childhood”.
As a normal child growing up in an extra-ordinary house, William was told of his royal fate far too casually at first.
The mere thought of someday becoming a king made the heir’s back tremble, who just wanted to have a simple life back then.
This is the reason why William particularly refrained from doing the same with his eldest son, Prince George.
Royal author and historian Robert Lacey, who recently wrote a bombshell book Battle of the Brothers, said to Royally obsessed podcast, “Interestingly, we understand that, perhaps to this day, Prince William doesn’t want his eldest son, George, to know about his future fate.
“William felt like he had been told his fate too casually, it was just assumed. He was thrown into it without any preparation.
“It stole her childhood, in a way,” Lacey added.
The historian then turned to the repercussions on the childhood of the brothers and sisters heirs to the throne.
He said: “In Britain there is the tradition of the heir and the reserve. To start in life, they are co-stars. Those of you who are older will remember little princesses Margaret and Elizabeth playing together. Both idolized by the nation and the world.
“But then, over the years, Princess Margaret found her way up the food chain. The same has happened with Andrew and it has now happened with Prince Harry.
“As soon as I say in their childhood, they realized it,” Lacey continued.