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Prince William prepares to take over as Duke of Cornwall

Prince William prepares to take over as Duke of Cornwall

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 3:00pm 30th October 2019.

Image of Prince William and Kate in Cornwall: Eden Project

Prince William says he has started thinking about taking over as Duke of Cornwall.

Dad Charles admits he got emotional when his son started to show an interest and was "practically reduced to tears."

The heir to the throne says it has made the last fifty years worthwhile.

The conversation comes during part two of a documentary on the Duchy of Cornwall - the vast estate set up to provide an income for the heir to the throne.

Prince William will take it on, once his father becomes king.

The ITV show features William talking about succession and his own family.

Charles responds: "I couldn’t believe it, I was deeply touched and moved by what he said.

"It reduced me to tears because I suddenly thought well hearing that from him has made the last 50-years’ worthwhile."

William reveals: "I’ve started to think about how I will inherit the Duchy one day and what I will do."

As well as lands in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, the Duchy includes tranches of Dartmoor and the Oval cricket ground.

Filmed during a visit to a farm, William said he should have brought along his eldest child, Prince George.

"He would be absolutely loving this. He's obsessed," laughed William.

"My children are already playing on the tractors and it's so important to get outside, and have the children understand nature."

William reveals he is learning as much as he can about farming on the Queen's Sandringham estate.

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