Prince Charles and Prince William Are Trying to Be More Relatable to Save the Monarchy
Things are certainly more than a bit chaotic for the British royal family. Though the royals have had a good run of positive press, that all came to a screeching halt in November 2019 when Prince Andrew stepped away from his royal duties following a terribly advised interview with BBC News Night and accusations that he allegedly sexually assaulted a then-underage woman named Virginia Roberts while spending time with is friend Jefferey Epstein.
Then, in January 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex resigned their positions as working senior members of the royal family. Megxit came after two years of hurtful coverage, racist and sexist language, and a ton of bullying aimed at Markle. Upon leaving, Prince Harry explained he felt he had no choice.
Now, the monarchy is more vulnerable than ever and Prince Charles and Prince William are desperate to save it.
Prince Charles and Prince William have a new vision for the British royal family
Knowing that Queen Elizabeth is set to step down in the coming years, Prince Charles and Prince William will have to lead in a very modern world that often views monarchies as obsolete. To that end, they are already strategizing about how to save it.
We know that Prince Charles is deeply concerned with having a paired down royal family. Moving forward we think the Prince of Wales, the queen, and Prince William and eventually, Prince George, will be the main representatives in the family.
Likewise, Prince William has his own plans for the royals. “It is something that occupies a lot of thinking space as to how on earth you would develop into something modern in today’s world,” he told BBC. “I’m in a unique position, a very privileged position, to be able to see some of this now, which is that I’ve got my grandmother, who takes more of a passive role in how she believes her role should be. She’s above politics and keeps away from it. I’ve got my father who minds an awful lot about a lot of the charitable causes he is involved in. The Royal Family has to modernise and develop as it goes along and it has to stay relevant. That’s the challenge for me – how do I make the Royal Family relevant in the next twenty years time. It could be 40 years, could be 60, I have no idea when that could be.”
Prince William has been leaning on Kate Middleton lately
Many royal fans noticed that in the wake of Megixt, Prince William has been leaning on his wife, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. In fact, the couple who is typically reserved has been packing on the PDA.
“The Cambridges are busier than ever since Harry and Meghan left the U.K.,” a source told US Weekly. “You’d think their hectic schedule would put strain on the marriage, but it’s actually brought them closer together. Working as a team and supporting each other is essential at a time like this, and that’s exactly what they’re doing.”
We know that the Sussexes adore their PDA, so the Cambridges might be taking a page from their book.
Prince Charles and Prince William want to prove they are relatable
The future Crowned Kings had a playful display rarely seen by the public when they recently visited the new Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) in Loughborough. The Prince of Wales rubbed his eldest son’s shoulders in encouragement as the Duke of Cambridge shot a basketball while seated in a wheelchair.
ITV Royal Editor Camilla Tominey believes that this is in an effort to make the royal family appear “relatable” and “touchable” instead of “cut off and cold”. Tominey believes this new warmth from the remaining senior royals is something they learned from the Sussexes.
“It is interesting isn’t it, because we are used to PDAs with Harry and Meghan,” Tominey reflected. “Have they learnt something from this? This idea of relatable, touchable monarchy that is more like us than ‘them’ and less cut off and cold. We saw this a bit with the Mary Berry Christmas special with William and Kate making soufflés and looking very much at home I think they’re trying to project themselves as this family unit. I think the Cambridges want to project themselves and their branding as the future so people can have faith in this institution, which, let’s face it, has been rocked.”