William & Kate Get The Push
Prince William and Kate are being sent off on a world tour.
The Prince of Wales is said to be jealous that the golden couple are getting all the limelight
And he fears they will get even more attention when they have a baby, as is expected next year, so he wants to pack them off to the other side of the world.
A Palace insider has revealed Charles wants to claim the spotlight back home in Britain.
Royal aides are drawing up the plans for Kate and William in the hope of keeping Charles at the forefront of public attention.
One Palace insider revealed Charles’ private secretary Mark Leishman and Wills’ right hand man, former SAS commander Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, are discussing how to plan the lives of the two future kings.
When Wills, 30, comes out of the services, he will be free to travel the world representing Queen and country and could overshadow his dad.
Prince Charles is reportedly unhappy at the attention showered on William and Kate
A Palace aide said: “Charles knows he has no chance of competing with Kate and William, especially when they have a baby.
“And so he wants to regain his No.1 status in the public eye as soon as possible.
“As the Queen is in good health he has to plan for the future. They don’t want Charles eclipsed by his son.
“The plan is when William is out of uniform he could devote much of his time to the Commonwealth.
“William loves travelling. Kate would go with him and it would be the answer to the problem.”
Prince Charles and Princess Diana during their first trip to Washington, D.C. 1985
Prince Charles, 63, had to play second fiddle to Princess Diana.
And now he thinks he will have years of competition from Kate and Wills.
The two private secretaries are said to be key to ensuring the success of the plan.
Charles’ aide Leishman, 50, is the grandson of former BBC director general Lord Reith and is a former journalist.
Sandhurst-trained Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, 51, looks after the princes and Kate.
His ten-year-old son William was a page boy at the royal wedding last year.