• Prince William is the future king of Great Britain
  • He is currently second in line to the throne, and already preparing
  • William being king is not something he looks forward to very much

However, being the ruling monarch is not something that Prince William looks forward to with great anticipation and the reason happens to be a very sad one indeed. But such is the reality of the monarchy. In an interview with Marie Claire magazine William explained exactly why he doesn't spend his time looking forward to being king.

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"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", said Prince William. William has been highly affected by tragedy in the past, and it's something that has stuck with him to this day. And it's no wonder, given the very tragic and very public death of his mother, the late Princess Diana.

Watch the video above to learn more!