Developing a relationship with the Prime Minister
As mentioned above, the Queen makes an effort to cultivate a special relationship with each of her prime ministers. It’s no different from Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but in this case, Prince William is cultivating the relationship. Here, the Prime Minister is seated beside William as the latter addresses the room during the United Kingdom-Africa Investment Summit.
Getting to know the Exchequer
It is a tradition that before the official budget is presented, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has an audience with the Queen. Here, we see William and Kate getting to know Philip Hammond, the current Chancellor of the Exchequer, during a Service of Commemoration and Drumhead Service on Horse Guards Parade in London on March 9, 2017. Queen Elizabeth was actually also at this particular event. After the Drumhead Service, she unveiled the Iraq and Afghanistan memorial.
Dressing like the locals
On a lighter note, another way that Prince William is training for his future as the king of England is by paying visits to other nations – and wearing the traditional clothing of those nations while doing so. Here, in a photo from 2012, he and Kate pose wearing traditional island clothing as they represent the Queen during a visit to Guadalcanal Island in the South Pacific.
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