Why Prince William may never be the Prince of Wales

Prince William has stepped up his royal workload in recent years in support of the

Queen, but his duties are only set to increase in the future when he moves up the line

of succession. William has been second in line to the throne since his birth in 1982,

but one day he will take on the role his father Prince Charles currently holds as heir.

The heir to the throne traditionally holds the title of Prince of Wales, but it isn't an automatic title.

Prince Charles has been heir to the throne since 1952,

but he only received the Prince of Wales title from the Queen in 1958.

Prince William is widely expected to be the next Prince

of Wales as the eldest son of Prince Charles.