Prince William had a secret plan to relocate to the United States years before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle settled in California. There was reportedly a time when Kate Middleton's husband wanted to move across the Atlantic.
Prince William Allegedly Planned To Move To The United States
According to experts, just like Prince Harry, Prince William had a plan to move to the U.S. The unearthed claim was issued by The Scotsman in 2003. The future king was allegedly planning the move for privacy.
"Having enjoyed a degree of privacy as a student at St Andrew's, perhaps it’s not such a surprise that William has announced his intention to spend a few years living in the US after he finishes his degree," reporter Louisa Pearson claimed.
"Work in a gallery or auction house, and the possibility of a postgraduate degree, have apparently been discussed."
The publication added that the second in line to the throne was determined to maintain a degree of anonymity. And he allegedly felt that the United States offered him the best shot.
"But William seems determined to forge his own path — he rarely undertakes royal duties and signs his cheques ‘William Wales,’" Pearson added.
It has been almost 10 years since Pearson said it and Prince William never moved to the United States. However, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge plan to visit America next year. The duke will be taking the Earthshot Prize to the U.S. because he wants to pass the baton to a country whose leadership is essential for all five of its Earthshots and he chose the United States.
Prince William Not Feeling Trapped Despite Prince Harry's Claim
Prince Harry spoke about his and his wife Meghan Markle's decision to step down from their royal duties. During their interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duke of Sussex said, unlike him, his brother Prince William and dad Prince Charles were feeling trapped in the monarchy.
"My father and my brother, they are all trapped," he said. "They don't get to leave. And I have huge compassion for that."
However, the Duke of Cambridge's pals fired back at Prince Harry's claim. According to them, it wasn't true that he was feeling that way.
"We're hearing reports that Prince William felt quite affronted by the claims that Harry made in the interview, not only to the suggestion of racism within the royal family.. ...We've also heard through friends of William who have spoken to the newspapers over here that he really rejects that suggestion from his brother that he feels 'trapped' by the firm, that he feels trapped by his future role," royal expert Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight. "If you speak to the sources close to William, they say this is very much not the case. He's very willing to embrace his destiny as a future king, and he's very happy to step up to his responsibilities."
Prince William, Kate Middleton and their three children — Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3 — are still living in Kensington Palace.