Prince William And Kate Middleton Warned Against ‘Removing Royal Titles’

Prince William and Kate Middleton.
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Prince William and Kate Middleton have reportedly been warned against removing their Royal titles in an attempt to ‘modernise’ the Monarchy.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are believed to be considering the move as they feel it would make them more approachable and relatable to the people of this country.

A source told the Mirror: “They want to be more approachable, less formal, less stuffy and break away with a lot of the tradition. 

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“William is said to be focused on a streamlined, modern monarchy to ensure its survival.”

However, in a recent poll posted by the Daily Express, 67% voted against the couple removing their titles.

Royal expert Marlene Koenig told the news outlet: “I think that would bring too much down. I don’t think you’re gonna see a lot of curtsies and bowing – you’re seeing far less of that anyway.

“But I do think they’ll use their titles. That’s taking it too far. They are not of the people, they are separate.

“I mean that’s the whole point of it. What’s the point of having a monarchy if it’s just ‘hi, I’m Bill!’.”

This change in image for the Duke and Duchess is believed to be part of the fallout from the couple’s highly-criticised trip to Jamaica, which they were visiting as part of Royal duties.

They were scrutinised for standing in an open-top Land Rover during the inaugural Commissioning Parade, as critics said it referenced the time Britain colonised the country.

Prince William was criticised for refusing to address the calls to remove the Queen as Head of State, especially as Jamaica has spoken publicly about wanting to become independent from the Commonwealth. 

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.