facebook
twitter
search
search

Australia rejects role for Prince William

June 30, 2007 at 1:22 PM

CANBERRA, Australia, June 30 (UPI) -- Australia's political leaders have decided British Prince William isn't suited to serve as the country's governor-general, it was reported Saturday.

"He's 25 years old. I think it would be party, party, party," said Kevin Rudd, the popular opposition Labor Party leader who is predicted to win this year's general election.

Rudd said Friday he feared Prince William would turn Yarralumla, the historic governor-general's residence in Canberra, into a party palace, The Times of London reported.

Tina Brown, the author of "The Diana Chronicles," said she discovered Prince William harbors ambitions to be governor-general, as did his father, Prince Charles.

"Charles really wanted the job," Brown said, "because he saw it as a way to get the hell out of the grip of Prince Philip and the queen."

The governor-general acts as head of state and commander-in-chief of the Australian Defense Forces.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
10-month-old Turkish baby rescued after floating out to sea
Immigrant who shot S.F. woman was deported 5 times in the past, police say
'Weed the people' celebrates marijuana legalization in Oregon
Owner of ferry that capsized in Philippines charged with murder
Greece voting in historic, destiny-changing bailout referendum