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Prince William and Kate Middleton are allegedly thinking of dropping their royal title in an attempt to make a “modern monarchy”, sources claim.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would like to be known as “Wills and Kate” and drop their formalities in a bid to keep the family understandable for the new generation.
Having grown up being taught various rules and regulations, William is looking to undo some of the ceremonious acts in an unexpected turn. But the changes doesn’t just stop with their titles, the couple want to rebrand the whole palace into something more accessible, insiders claim.
As well as using their first names, the pair reportedly want to avoid bows and curtseys in public in an attempt to distance themselves from the “stuffy traditions” of the Royal family. Meaning world leaders and guests of the family wouldn’t need to undergo such vigorous greetings.
A source told the Sunday Mirror: “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.”
It is claimed that the last few years within the Royal Family has kick started a new contemporary way of thinking and a shift to the “modern monarchy”. Particularly Kate and William’s recent Caribbean tour, where they received great backlash.
The couple are now going to run things “The Cambridge Way”, a source told the Sun, from now on by “ripping up the rulebook” and showing that they are monarchs that change and adapt with the times.
The source added: "The general consensus was that the tour seemed out of date, out of touch, too formal and stuffy.”
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The Caribbean tour triggered a great institutional change, showing that the Cambridge’s want a less old-fashioned approach and will “cement the monarchy’s position globally and secure the Commonwealth”.
William has already planned to have 70 less aides when he succeeds his father Charles as Prince of Wales and is planning to more than halve the estimated 137 members of staff Charles has in place.
This great shift within the monarchy will be years of change, with the source adding: “It is not a criticism of how it was done in the past. But times are changing.”
The Palace has been contacted for comment.
- Royal Family
- Prince William
- Kate Middleton Duchess Of Cambridge
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