Royal officers have denied claims that Prince William doesn’t need to develop into Supreme Governor of the Church of England when he turns into king.
The query was raised after the discharge of Robert Hardman’s new biography of King Charles during which he quotes an insider who alleges that William doesn’t share the spirituality of his father, nor the robust dedication to the Church of England of his late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
“In royal circles, it’s no secret that he doesn’t share the King’s sense of the religious, not to mention the late Queen’s unshakeable devotion to the Anglican church,” he writes.
A senior palace determine claimed: “His father could be very religious and completely happy to speak about religion however the Prince isn’t. He does not go to church each Sunday, however then nor do the massive majority of the nation.
“He would possibly go at Christmas and Easter however that is it. He very a lot respects the establishments however he’s not instinctively snug in a religion setting.”
In response, the Queen’s former chaplain Gavin Ashenden prompt on GB News that if William didn’t need to assume the Church title, he ought to abdicate.
“William does not present any indicators of being alive to the vibrancy of Christian religion. And in that sense, he’s very consultant of his era, however I do not suppose he understands the monarchy as a result of though a number of folks have talked about disestablishing the Church of England and altering our constitutional preparations, they’re immensely advanced they usually return by way of 500 years of laws … it might take a military of attorneys ten years to do it,” he stated.
The Times has since reported that Prince William has no plans to reject the function, which dates again centuries.
The newspaper quoted palace officers as saying that “the dialog had by no means come up”.