Kate Middleton: Tabloid Says Duchess ‘Blames Herself’ for Prince William Declining to Succeed the Queen

December 15, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Kate Middleton has been crying over her husband Prince William’s decision to decline the throne, according to a new report.

Globe magazine reported recently that Queen Elizabeth wants William, not Prince Charles, to be her successor, but William declined because he wants to focus on his family.

But Kate doesn’t agree with his mindset, and is not happy about the decision.

“Kate is guilt-ridden over her husband’s decision not to take over the Throne from ailing Queen Elizabeth, who wants William to be Britain’s next monarch,” according to the magazine’s upcoming December 22nd edition.

“But William rejected Elizabeth’s pleas, opening the way for his father, Prince Charles, and evil stepmom Camilla Parker-Bowles to become the next King and Queen. William told Kate he wants to focus on her and their growing family for a few years and stay away from the pressure cooker of royal life.

“Now, Kate blames herself for the royal crisis.”

The pregnant duchess, though, is still hopeful that William will change his mind before it’s too late.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit to the National September 11 Memorial Museum: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, during a tour of the National September 11 Memorial Museum,  in New York, NY, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. The royal couple are on an official two-day visit to New York.  (AP Photo/Doug Mills, Pool)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit to the National September 11 Memorial Museum: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, during a tour of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, in New York, NY, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. The royal couple are on an official two-day visit to New York. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, Pool)

 

It’s worth noting that Globe’s reporting on this storyline has prompted widespread criticism, with many pointing out that the Queen is unlikely to bypass Charles, especially at this point in time.

The Queen, 88, will hold the throne until her death, or unless she abdicates, but she has indicated in the past she would not abdicate.

Charles, 66, is the longest-serving successor for centuries.

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