In stark contrast, whenever Prince William would say that he didn’t wish to be king, Prince Harry would pipe up and say “If you don’t want the job, I’ll have it!” Of course, Prince Harry might have just been kidding, and when he said all this, he was a child. Therefore, suggesting that Prince Harry is a power hungry individual is pushing it at best. That’s especially true considering the fact that Prince Harry revealed in a magazine interview that nobody in the British Royal family actually wants to sit on the throne once Queen Elizabeth passes on.
As the Guardian reported three years ago, Prince Harry suggested that: ‘We are involved in modernizing the British monarchy. We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people. Is there any one of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? I don’t think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time.” (Of course, Prince Harry ended up ditching his duties for a life in America not long afterward.)
With that said, there are other things that “insiders” point to in terms of showing off Prince William’s humble nature. One of the most glaring is the fact that when Prince William was younger, he went to Chile for three months. While there, Prince William worked as a volunteer for the non-profit organization, Raleigh International. As Prince William suggested during a clip from a Youtube documentary that detailed that trip, “I don’t like to be treated any differently at all, I don’t like special treatment at all.”
Some have suggested that, like Prince Harry has said of himself, Prince William just wants a quiet life away from the public eye. However, it’s apparent that Prince William holds on to tradition and accepts the responsibilities his birth have thrust upon him. Whereas, Prince Harry talked a lot about the need to protect his family, preserve privacy, and just live a normal life … and then has apparently done everything to ensure that never happens.
Ostensibly, the entire reason Prince Harry and his American wife chose to step down from their roles as senior members of the British Royal family amidst what has become known as “Megxit,” was so that they could gain financial independence from Buckingham Palace and actually lead quiet, normal lives. Yet everyone has seen he and Meghan Markle act as if they were the king and queen … making many media appearances and arrogantly lecturing citizens on multiple continents on issues of political import.
Prince William and Kate Middleton meanwhile have adhered to a tradition of remaining strictly non-partisan, with each of their appearances designed to lend status to various, worthy charities and organizations throughout the U.K. and the Commonwealth nations.
In the end, it’s merely opinion as to whether Prince William is truly more humble than Prince Harry. After all, who is in a position to judge the status of William or Harry’s hearts?