The monarchy is going to get a major update when Prince William and Kate Middleton take the lead, apparently. Sources close to the couple say they are looking forward to bringing the Royal Family into modern times and doing things the ‘Cambridge Way’.
“They want to try to avoid bows and curtsies in public, be more accessible, less formal, less stuffy, and break away from a lot of tradition and focus on a modern monarchy,” a royal source recently told the sunday mirror.
Will and Kate’s plans to modernize the monarchy have been mooted from time to time, but apparently their recent (and controversial) Caribbean tour has renewed their focus on establishing the Cambridge Way of royal life. ICYMI, Will and Kate’s tour of the Bahamas, Belize and Jamaica raised many issues related to slavery and colonization and being confronted with these realities left the couple “overwhelmed with remorse”.
“It was definitely more difficult than expected given the protests,” a source said. We Weekly at the time. “They obviously know the story, but being there during the protests was a real eye-opener.”
As well as supporting the right of former colonies to leave the Commonwealth, if they wish, Will and Kate seek to make the royal family more accessible and less beholden to tradition in general.
“The general consensus was that the tour felt outdated, out of place, overly formal and stuffy,” said the sunday mirror sources added. “So now it’s more ‘Wills and Kate’ instead of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge… ‘Just call me Wills’.”
According to The sunWill and Kate also plan to reduce the size of their staff compared to that of Prince Charles when Will becomes the Prince of Wales, in order to plan smaller scale solo trips for members of the royal family instead of depending so much of the huge production of greatest members of the royal family. tours and to devote resources to identifying and supporting “comfortable and credible” good causes.
“William and Kate are going to modernize the way they work. It’s a breath of fresh air,” a royal source told The sun. “They’ve been bruised by attacks that their trip to the Caribbean took back to colonial times. Going forward, they’ll be tearing up the rule book and doing ‘The Cambridge Way’ things.” They are trying to figure out what it will look like. This is not a criticism of how it has been done in the past. But times are changing.”
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