To not like Prince William (lighthearted)

(49 Posts)
Lucylaceingale Fri 13-May-16 16:28:17

I'm actually a royalist, I adore the Queen, Charles is bloody amusing, I think he'll make quite a unique King, Camilla seems nice enough, love Harry, such a gem, he seems so invested and interested in everyone he meets, Kate seems sweet and I love her hair (so swishy) but William, my oh my, I can't bloody stand him!

I liked him well enough in the past but the past few years he's really annoyed me, he seems so miserable all the time, like someone's holding a gun to his back at public engagements, he doesn't seem to understand that he has to keep up with the times to keep the monarchy relevant, no one wants a dull uninterested King.

The monarchy is a product that needs public attention to survive and of the new generation, Harry and Kate are the ones everyone's interested in, not the future King.

I just wish he'd pretend to be happy, put a smile on your face and get on with it !

EatShitDerek Fri 13-May-16 16:29:46

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NoelHeadbands Fri 13-May-16 16:30:20

That's a shame, he speaks very highly of you

BigbyWolf Fri 13-May-16 16:32:19

Perhaps he's an introvert. He might be ecstatic inside but his natural introvert face makes you think he's miserable.

<speaks from experience>

ElspethFlashman Fri 13-May-16 16:34:41

Thing is, Charles went through a bloody miserable stage too. He just came out of it after he and Camilla could finally marry and it was like a light went on.

William seems to be going the exact same way. I guess the apple doesn't fall far!

It's annoying cos he has everything - a part time job,two healthy kids, a nice wife and a lot of privacy in Norfolk. Yet he seems permanently on the verge of getting pissed off with anyone who looks at him wrong.

I guess his hackles will go down eventually.

Griphook Fri 13-May-16 16:36:11

He's sooo boring and stuffy, very good at taking the perks but not putting the

Lucylaceingale Fri 13-May-16 16:38:35

Bigby, he looks pissed off 80% of the time and just miserable the other 20%

Elspeth, I think old age has mellowed out Charles, but even in his youth he made me laugh, that cringe comment about Camilla's tampon still makes me cackle when I think of it grin

Derek, I wish you the best of luck, in bumping off the Cambridge's and nabbing Harry.

YoungGirlGrowingOld Fri 13-May-16 16:39:18

I agree OP (but I am a republican so I actually dislike them all equally!) grin He is so socially awkward in conversation and just comes across as a bit, well, thick. Mind you, the Mrs is not exactly a match-winning personality either.

I have to fight to suppress a wild crush on Harry though.

Lucylaceingale Fri 13-May-16 16:41:16

Griphook, EXACTLY. He happily takes the house in Norfolk and the tickets to Wimbeldon and tea with the Obama's and still looks miserable when he actually has to put in some work, I'm not asking him to do more or to give anything up, just smile mate!! And maybe come off as halfway interesting and not like your mentally counting down the seconds till you can leave

Lucylaceingale Fri 13-May-16 16:46:29

YoungGirl, Harry just seems so natural when dealing with people, he's great at answering questions, will have a laugh with the interviewer and always has the biggest smile, I adore him, I actually think William's the cleverer of the two but he just doesn't have the same spark that Harry does, Kate's decent enough, she looks happy and engaged at public events and that's all I really want.

MistressMerryWeather Fri 13-May-16 16:48:11

Maybe he's like Posh Spice and doesn't like how his smile looks in pictures.

Fedupagain1975 Fri 13-May-16 16:53:01

I met him in Singapore, he is lovely! The heat was unbearable and he was in a suit and you could tell he was very hot. But he kept smiling and chatted to us all, and was very funny.

Lucylaceingale Fri 13-May-16 16:53:12

Mistress, shock grin he happily smiles at fun events, so doubt that's the issue

Hamishandthefoxes Fri 13-May-16 16:59:55

I met him at a boring thing this week and was surprised at his very nice he was. He certainly seemed tons putting some effort in and has far more patience than me...

Lucylaceingale Fri 13-May-16 17:00:21

Fedup, I'm sure he's a nice enough person but that doesn't mean he doesn't look like he hates everything he has to do to keep the crown, everytime a camera pans on him he looks ready to bolt off and flee

EverySongbirdSays Fri 13-May-16 17:03:26

I do like William butt I think Harry has put him to shame in recent days/weeks.

The thing is :

Harry has a thing now with injured servicemen and Invictus

Charles has the Princes Trust

William's thing is a part time job he hardly ever does.

He needs a thing because at the moment it does seem like he sits around and only turns up for fun stuff like the FA Cup final

Lucylaceingale Fri 13-May-16 17:03:34

Hamish, maybe I'm misjudging him, but I can only go off what I see, and I suppose having someone as energetic/excited as Harry doesn't help him.

MistressDeeCee Fri 13-May-16 17:04:42

I think William is pleasant enough, just doesn't have a very social or lively personality. Kate is just the same. Harry, now... just something about him, I wouldn't mind a wild night with him..

IDontBelieveAnything Fri 13-May-16 17:07:26

I'm sure he is nice enough but he's just a bloke who's happened to be born into the royal family. I don't understand liking him or not liking him.

I like to admire people who have achieved things through their own merit.

I don't think their is any place for the monarchy in a modern society. I don't want them executed or anything like that but I'd be happy if they disappeared from public view and got on with counting their millions in private.

WindPowerRanger Fri 13-May-16 17:10:28

he doesn't seem to understand that he has to keep up with the times to keep the monarchy relevant, no one wants a dull uninterested King

Perhaps he understands that he will be King by virtue of his birth and irrespective of his actions, attitudes and appearance. I never understand why Monarchists complain like this-we get what we're given under this system, and if we don't like it we can lump it.

William is quite quiet and a little bit dull. He isn't going to change that for us, since it doesn't matter what we think of him personally. Over time most people just project all kinds of 'merits' onto Royals anyway, so William will be fine.

Harry is more fun precisely because he isn't going to be King. At some point in the future Harry and his trust fund can bog off somewhere nice and live a lovely boozy shaggy sort of life with little scrutiny. William is trapped, and it shows.

Lucylaceingale Fri 13-May-16 17:10:49

Everysong, I do agree with you. When you think of the other royals, you can think of their projects and all the work they've done whereas William doesn't have anything at all, but why not? Even Kate has grabbed on to the Arts and the Scouts organisation, her pictures with that Beaver unit gave the organisation so much press, he's being overshadowed by every other relevant Royal and he seems more than happy to let it happen.

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Fri 13-May-16 17:11:55

I think if there was a public on whether William or Harry should be King, Harry would win hands down. Everyone just loves him.

I doubt he'd want the job though.

William's OK I think - but definitely seems a bit on the dour and introverted side in public. But then I think his probably associates his public role/ public engagements with what happened to his mother <armchair psychologist>

He probably just wants to fly helicopters and cuddle Kate.

Catinthecorner Fri 13-May-16 17:16:06

I think the problem is he doesn't have a specific thing.

The Queen works incredibly hard, Phillip speaks his mind and set up the DoE scheme. Charles was into organic veg and renewable/sustainable resources when it was a pretty crazy hippy thing to champion. Anne has the equestrian thing; Edward and Andrew have dropped off the radar somewhat but we could consider them general business interests I guess. Harry is all about the military and heavily involved in sporting initiatives/charities.

Which leaves Wills and Kate. I suspect Kate will become stronger and art/photography will become more obviously her thing. But William. It should be aviation I guess, and they had the chance to cement that a little with the Air Cadets, but then Kate became patron not Will.

Lucylaceingale Fri 13-May-16 17:16:32

Windpower, we don't have to put up with it, the royals are royals because we (the public) allow them to be and if the public isn't interested in them anymore, then why keep them around? I honestly think whether George will ever be King isn't guaranteed, as ever year it seems that more of the public would prefer a republic

Catinthecorner Fri 13-May-16 17:17:04

Ah. Cross post.

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