Why Prince William and Kate Middleton Don’t Consider Themselves Celebrities, According to Expert

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge may be famous but they don’t consider themselves to be celebrities or conduct themselves in that manner. William’s fame was guaranteed at birth, of course, but he and Kate rise above the trappings of fame because they have a bigger purpose — a duty to uphold.

Prince William and Kate Middleton attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020
Prince William and Kate Middleton | Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

Prince William and Kate don’t think they’re celebrities

Fame may come with the royal gig, but Prince William and Kate don’t think of themselves as celebrities at all. They’re focused most on their royal duties above all.

Nick Bullen, co-founder and editor-in-chief of True Royalty TV, which has released a new documentary titled Prince William: A Monarch in the Making explained to Fox News why being a celebrity isn’t even on the Cambridges’ radar.

“The joy of royalty and British royalty particularly is [that] none of the royals see themselves as celebrities,” Bullen explained. “They’re born into this job.”

“Most celebrities crave the fame,” he continued. “Most celebrities have worked to get that fame, whether it’s with talent or, in the case of sometimes these reality stars, maybe lack of talent, but it’s there for the royals from day one.”

“And it’s something you can never escape,” he added.

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‘Duty comes first’ for the Cambridges

The Cambridges maintain a commitment to their royal duties and being famous isn’t part of the equation when “duty comes first,” Bullen explained.

“They are [one of] the most famous people in the world and they can’t escape it,” Bullen said. “I think they choose not to consider the celebrity world because they literally don’t see themselves as part of it.”

He continued, “They haven’t sought fame… They’ve got a duty and they do the best that they can with their duty. And you know, we’ve seen when royalty and celebrity come together — it can sometimes not work.”

Prince William and Kate have become more relatable

When the Cambridges were unable to make in-person appearances at their royal engagements due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, they had to get creative. Like so many people around the world, Prince William and Kate turned to video calls to connect with the public. The technology used for virtual meetings allowed them to stay visible during lockdown and keep in touch — it also made them more relatable than ever.

During an episode of the Royally Obsessed podcast, hosts Roberta Fiorito and Rachel Bowie discussed the Cambridges’ meeting with school teachers and students around the time of the Easter holiday.

“These Zoom calls really provide this insight into their lives and their personal goings-on that we don’t normally see,” Bowie noted. “It is like the unglossy version of them but I still love to see that side of them.”

Fiorito agreed, sharing, “I feel like it is making them have such a bigger presence and feels really relatable for me.”