- William and Kate represent the modern monarchy
- An insider comments on their Caribbean trip
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Prince William and Duchess Kate apparently plan to keep up with the times on their royal trips! According to palace circles, the couple's visits will look a little more relaxed in the future.
William and Kate "want to be more approachable"
The two royals' recent trip to the Caribbean had seen harsh criticism for strict compliance with royal protocol. However, an insider revealed in an interview with the Sunday Mirror newspaper that William and Kate intend to change their approach.
“They want to be more approachable, less formal, less stuffy and break away with a lot of the tradition. When the team arrived back in London the couple had a debrief with aides," they said. "They went over everything and pinpointed specific things that went wrong and how to improve moving forward."
William and Kate to give up royal form of address
On their next trip, William and Kate already want to implement some big changes. Among other things, the bows and curtsies should be omitted, and the couple also wants to be addressed by their first names in the future. "So now it’s more ‘Wills and Kate’ instead of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge," the insider revealed.
"They want to try to avoid the bows and curtsies in public, be more approachable, less formal, less stuffy, and break away with a lot of the tradition and focus on a modern monarchy." During the two royals' Caribbean trip, there had been protests, as demonstrators demanded an apology for Britain's involvement in the slave trade.