The unbelievable way Prince Charles was 'reduced to tears' by Prince William

Prince Charles and Prince William
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The unbelievable way Prince Charles was 'reduced to tears' by Prince William has been revealed.

Prince William unbelievably "reduced" Prince Charles to tears after he spoke out about the importance of royal succession and inheritance in a TV documentary.

The Duke of Cambridge, who is second in line to the throne, made a heartfelt statement in ITV's 2019 documentary Prince Charles: Inside the Duchy of Cornwall, in which he talks about the importance of succession if the Queen retires and inheritance. And his words brought his father to tears.

Charles' reaction comes after he saw his eldest son speak to a second-generational farmer, Mervyn Keeling, about his intentions with his father's private estate.

In the clip, William said, “I’ve started to think about how I will inherit the Duchy one day and what I do with it. I think it’s really important, about the family angle, I really do.”

Prince Charles and Prince William

Mr Keeling said, “And you’ve got children yourself, to pass it onto, so that's what it’s all about.”

And William agreed, “Yeah, absolutely.”

But when Prince Charles watched it back for the first time he recalled how he got all choked up with emotions. He said, “When I saw it, I couldn’t believe it, I was deeply touched and moved by what he said. Frankly, it reduced me to tears. It did, really. Because, I suddenly thought, well, just hearing that from him has made the last 50 years worthwhile.”

Prince Charles with Prince William, Kate Middleton and their children Prince George and Charlotte

Charles, the heir apparent, is said to have encouraged William, the second-in-line to the throne, to undertake more training to prepare for his next role as the Prince of Wales.

Meanwhile, last month the telling sign Prince William and Kate are preparing for Prince Charles to be king was revealed. And it was reported that Charles is planning 'huge changes to royal residences' when he becomes king.

But first, the Queen will have to pass away as it's understood she plans to complete her reign in the same sad way as her grandmother Queen Victoria.

As Emily Andrews of the Mail on Sunday claimed, “Over the past two years, the two men have become much closer, their bond much stronger.

“Partly, this is natural as they get older and realise their shared values — a current Prince of Wales and his successor — in protecting the monarchy. But, also, it has been a necessity as the institution has suffered blows to its reputation,” she added.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)