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Prince William has been under some scrutiny lately after reports were released that stated he only carried out 87 appearances in the United Kingdom in 2015 and just 35 that surrounded international affairs.

When compared to his 94-year-old grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, who carried out 250 appearances last year, people began criticizing William as a "part-time" royal.

However, in an interview with ITV News on Wednesday, the Duke of Cambridge shrugged off the complaints, saying they're simply a "part of the job."

He is currently engaged in a series of public appearances as part of his campaign against illegal poaching and such events take a lot of time and planning, which is what he wants the public—especially those making the allegations—to understand.

"These sorts of things take a lot of time, they take a lot of planning and a lot of knowledge building, a lot of conversations," he explained. "I didn't want to get to 45 or 50 and sit back and say 'I could have said something about that issue but I didn't because I worried about what people thought or what people said.'"

As for the poaching crisis, he hopes to "truly make a difference."

Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte

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He said, "I want to turn round and turn to my children and my friends and talk to other people my age and having known we have truly made a difference, we have fixed something, we have given hope to the future. That should give everybody a lift and realize there is hope that we can fix stuff."

Still, following the onslaught of criticism, Prince William and Kate Middleton have continued to be severely judged and monitored by the public. Matters were only made worse after the family took a ski trip to the French Alps last week.

This marks the first, real royal scandal for the pair who jumped back into work again this week.