Prince William’s Charity Choices Are Very Telling About the Type of King He’ll Be

We still have a long way to go before Prince William becomes the King of England. But based on these extracurricular activities, we have a pretty good idea about the type of ruler the Duke of Cambridge, 38, will be.

During our daily research on the royal family (don’t judge us), we couldn’t help but notice that The Royal Foundation (the organization Prince William shares with his wife, Kate Middleton) supports several noteworthy charities. These include Our Frontline, Heads Up, Early Years, Mentally Healthy Schools, Mental Health Innovations, Full Effect, Veterans Employment and Heads Together.

While each charity is geared toward a different important cause, the overwhelming theme is supporting the community’s mental wellbeing.

So, what does it all mean? For one, it hints that Prince William will be a charitable patriarch when he takes over the throne in the far distant future. In addition, we wouldn’t be surprised if the royal implements several policies geared toward raising awareness about mental health and erasing the stigma around disabilities.

Several of The Royal Foundation’s programs focus on children, so we expect Prince William to have a hands-on role within the community. The Duke of Cambridge has diligently supported frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic, so a partnership with the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) is also plausible.

Basically, Prince William is following in the footsteps of his late mother, Princess Diana. And we’re all for it.

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Greta Heggeness

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...
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