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Prince William a 'dedicated Christian'
Jan 14, 2013, 16:02 GMT
Britain's Prince William is a 'dedicated Christian' despite recent reports about his irregular church attendance.
The 30-year-old royal came under fire over the weekend with stories suggesting he is not a regular church-goer, even though he is the future king of Britain and thus becoming the Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
However, his spokesperson has come out to defend him.
Royal commentator Robert Jobson noted on his Twitter account: 'A spokesman for Prince William insisted he was a dedicated Christian despite reports his lack of regular Church attendance.'
A spokesperson told the Daily Mail newspaper: 'The Duke of Cambridge is a committed Anglican and has a strong personal faith.'
It was claimed, William - who is expecting his first child with wife Duchess Catherine - 'rarely, if ever' attends church services on Sunday and usually only attends when there are official engagements or on occasions such as Christmas, weddings and christenings
A royal aide told the newspaper: 'I'm not aware that he goes every week.'
By ascending to the throne, William will have to vow to maintain the throne in his coronation.
The prince took part in an Anglican confirmation ceremony - in which baptised Christians reaffirm their faith when they come of age - in 1997.
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