Prince William not to become 'shadow king'

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London, January 3 (ANI): Prince William has dismissed speculation claiming he is set to become a "shadow king" by increasing his involvement in the Royal affairs.

A press secretary for the 27-year-old, who is presently training to become a search and rescue pilot, said the royal would solely focus on developing his military career over the next few years.

"Prince William will not be a 'shadow king' - the possibility is not even being considered," the Telegraph quoted the spokesman as saying.

"Over the next few years, Prince William will be concentrating primarily on a military career while also slightly increasing his [charity] patronages and the other interests that he pursues," spokesman added.

Royal aides further claimed that the second in line to the throne was determined not to undermine the role of his father, the Prince of Wales.

A senior source said: "Prince William sees more closely than anyone the huge amount of hard work that the Prince of Wales puts in to trying to make a difference in this country.

"The Prince of Wales is a hugely passionate man and Prince William wants the spotlight to fall on his father as much as possible. Prince William does not want to be put in a position before his time - before he is ready." (ANI)

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