During a documentary about his Duchy, Prince Charles confessed the Duke of Cambridge’s plans to continue his work “deeply touched” him. ITV’s ‘Prince Charles: Inside the Duchy of Cornwall’ shows a reflective Prince William in conversation with second-generational farmer, Mervyn Keeling.
The Duke said: “I’ve started to think about how I will inherit the Duchy one day and what I do with it.
“I think it’s really important, the family angle, I really do.”
Prince Charles was then shown the footage of his son’s reflection on the importance of succession.
The heir to the throne told the documentary: “When I saw it, I couldn’t believe it, I was deeply touched and moved by what he said.
“Frankly, it reduced me to tears. It did, really.
“Because, I suddenly thought, well, just hearing that from him has made the last 50 years worthwhile.”
Prince William also spoke out openly about his relationship with his father and his role as grandfather in a documentary that marked the Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday.
During his appearance on Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70, William said the Prince of Wales was a “brilliant” grandfather to his three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.