It is very well known that Prince William is the second in line to the throne, next to his father, Prince Charles. But as early as now, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are making plans for when they become the next king and queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms.

The late Princess Diana’s first born has been trained to be the next king from the very beginning. And as he will become one of the most powerful and influential leaders one day, a question may be asked: what will the next king’s first step be when he ascends the throne?

The Duke of Cambridge has captured the hearts of everyone with his stand on social issues, the charities he supports and, of course, his manners and attitude. In a keynote speech at the Charity Commission’s Annual Public Meeting last year, Prince William promised that the monarchy under his reign would continue to focus on charity events. He said that society would be empty without charity and so he would still continue to perform charity works.

Philanthropy and volunteerism would be the center of his monarchy. “Supporting charities is at the heart of what I and the whole Royal Family do,” the Royal Knight of the Garter said.

Aside from the charities that Prince William will continue to support, his first order of business as king is another thing that interests royal fans. When he becomes a sovereign ruler, he will have a new set of responsibilities that he would need to perform. His assumption of a new role will of course have an effect on everyone within his jurisdiction, including the life of every royal family.

For instance, Prince William’s ruling will have an effect on his father’s wife, Camilla Parker Bowles. When he becomes king, he will eventually have the right to every royal family's possession, including his stepmother’s jewelry collection. And he can do whatever he pleases with it.

But would Prince William take back Camilla’s jewelry once he becomes king? It is unlikely. And if he ever does so, he may either lend it to Camilla for events or add it to the Royal Collection of jewelry.

Meanwhile, it is not only Prince William who’s been preparing for his new role but Kate as well. When Prince Harry’s brother gets crowned, the Duchess of Cambridge will join him at the coronation.

In fact, she may already have planned on what crown to wear when that day comes. Princess Diana’s former butler, Paul Burrell, revealed that Kate is set to don the diamond consort crown Garrard & Co., which was created for Queen Elizabeth in 1937. The tiara is crusted with almost 3,000 diamonds and has a 105-carat Koh-I-Noor diamond in the center. It was also presented to Queen Victoria in 1851.

Kate will be known as the queen consort, and the world will refer to her as Queen Catherine. Just like her husband, the 37-year-old royal is being prepared for her future role in the realm.

Recently, the Duchess of Cambridge received the honor of Royal Family Order from Queen Elizabeth herself as a reward for her services to the sovereign. Kate has been involving herself in a lot of different charities like mental health aid organizations and has been raising awareness about the issue.

What Kate Wore website editor Susan E. Kelley noticed how Kate has evolved over the course of time. From a simple timid girl, she is now a woman who always takes charge. “I'm beginning to see the person who's going to be queen emerging,” she told Vanity Fair.

Kate Middleton and Prince William
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, attend the traditional Easter Sunday church service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, on April 21, 2019. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

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