Royal Fans Are Furious About This Prince William and Kate Middleton Instagram Post, Calling It Saucy and Unprofessional
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge have an active Instagram presence and their fans love to see what they’re up to. Some fans weren’t so happy with the choice of music they used in one of their video compilations, however, believing the song to be inappropriate and unprofessional.
Prince William and Kate Middleton use racy song for Instagram post
On Sept. 9, Prince William and Kate’s KensingtonRoyal Instagram account featured a clip of Prince William visiting Belfast for Emergency Services Day. During the visit, he spoke with first responders and had some face-to-face time with an adorable dog.
The video from his appearance was cut together to show some of the highlights of the visit and was accompanied by the Harry Styles song “Watermelon Sugar” in the background.
When Styles performed the song during NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert, he explained the meaning of “Watermelon Sugar,” which was written while he was touring for his first album.
“I was in Nashville on my day off — and I went into the studio just to kind of play around a little bit and we started some ideas and then I was with the guys who I made the first album with and we had this idea,” Styles explained.
The name of the song was inspired by a nearby book he noticed. “We had this chorus/melody which was pretty repetitive and a Richard Brautigan book, ‘In Watermelon Sugar’ was on the table and I was like ‘that’ll sound cool,” the singer noted.
“So this song became ‘Watermelon Sugar’ — it’s probably the longest it’s ever taken me to finish a song,” Styles shared. “We liked it when we first heard it, then I really hated it for a long time, and then it came back and kept coming back into the mix.”
What is ‘Watermelon Sugar’ about?
Styles shared his take on the meaning of “Watermelon Sugar” during the NPR appearance. “It’s kind of about that initial, I guess, euphoria of when you start seeing someone, you start sleeping with someone, or just like being around someone and you have that kind of excitement about them,” he explained.
During a 2019 interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, the interviewer shared more of the sexual meaning behind the song. “Watermelon Sugar, which at this point is out, and everyone’s kind of figured out what it’s about… the joys of mutually appreciated oral pleasure,” Lowe said.
Harry played coy, responding, “Is that what it’s about? I don’t know.”
“That’s what everyone’s saying. Always good to leave it open to interpretation,” Zane noted.
Fans weren’t happy Prince William and Kate Middleton used the song
Needless to say, many royal fans were pretty taken aback by the Cambridges’ use of the song “Watermelon Sugar,” finding it confusing and questionable for the royals.
The comments on the post blew up with fans blasting the couple for the Styles’ song. “I am not sure about the song selection for this one,” one fan noted.
“Not to take away from the fantastic work being done here but maybe check the meaning behind ‘Watermelon Sugar’ lyrics!,” one fan wrote, while another noted, “Isn’t this song a bit saucy for a royal family post?”
There were many fans who found it all quite unprofessional. “Please do something. Love you guys and all you do but this is not great at all,” one commenter noted.
Another fan pointed out, “I believe this page represents the future king and queen of the UK, not some wanna be influencer. Can we please keep it a bit more informative and less childish.”
“Really? Really? ‘Watermelon Sugar’ to represent the monarchy?,” another commenter said. “Is there a teenie running this account? PLEASE — It’s not to late to go back to a professional account.”
One fan called for the person running the Cambridges’ social media account to return to “the more consistent, on time and professional account it was,” calling the song choice “very odd.”