Britain’s popular prince William bears royal weight on his shoulders

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Reuters

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) – For Britain’s royal family, plenty rides on what Prince William does as heir to the throne, and eventually, as king. His father, King Charles, is less popular than the queen he succeeds and the son who will follow, leaving William and his wife Kate with an outsized role in steering the monarchy in an age where reverence to the crown is no longer a given. William, once dubbed “work-shy” by British tabloid newspapers, has taken on more and more royal duties in recent years and championed causes including the environment and mental health, taking his contribut…

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