Prince William has defended every country’s right to become a republic after returning from a tumultuous eight-day tour of the Caribbean with Kate Middleton.
According to what The mirror described as “a series of PR disasters” during the “deaf” trip to Belize, Jamaica and the BahamasThe Duke of Cambridge insisted he was not interested in “telling people what to do”. The tour has “put questions about the past and the future into even sharper focus” and the path for Commonwealth countries is “left to the people,” he said in a series of posts about the Cambridge official Twitter Account.
Sources said the duke has been “thinking a lot about” what kind of king he wants to be The Telegraph. Although he recognized that the royal family’s “long-held mantra of ‘never complain, never explain’ has proven effective for decades,” the paper reported, William was “also interested in having his own voice”.
“The Cambridge Way”
The question of how much power a constitutional monarch should wield seems to have troubled Williams for some time. In 2016 he told the BBC‘s royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell that the subject “occupies much of my thinking space”.
It is important that the royal family “remains relevant,” a challenge he will take on as king, said William, who is second in line to the throne after his father Prince Charles. While the Queen set an “extraordinary example” during her reign, William said he will pursue his own “vision” for the role of head of state.
The Caribbean tour has reportedly reinforced his resolve. William is said to have been holding emergency talks with senior aid workers as criticism mounted.
A source tells The sun that the Cambridges were “smashed” by claims that their visit “dated back to colonial times”.
“In the future, they’re going to tear up the rule book and do things the ‘Cambridge way,'” the source said. “They’re trying to figure out what that’s going to be like.
“It’s not a criticism of how it’s been done in the past. But times are changing.”
An insider said so Daily Mail that William believed that “if the monarchy has anything to say, it should say it”. He is said to “respect” the approach favored by the monarch’s grandmother and father, Prince Charles, but believed the royals needed to be “agile” to survive and thrive.
“King of the People”
US Weekly reported last month that William “had lofty ambitions to be known as the king of the people.” A source claimed that along with his father, William “made the big decision [of] to make and create a slimmed down monarchy” that was more relatable to the public.
“The way William and Charles see it, fewer people means less drama,” the insider said.
And “to prove he has his own methods,” The Sun said, “William plans to have about 70 fewer aides-de-camp when he succeeds Charles as Prince of Wales”.
“Instead, he will almost halve the estimated 137 employees his father relies on to build a lower-cost and less formal team,” the paper continued.
The Cambridges “will also employ a small staff working on ‘comfortable and credible’ causes – five or six in all”. Less staff also means “shorter solo trips” in the sense of the Duchess’ recent trip to Denmark.
“William and Kate will be modernizing the way they work,” the source told The Sun. “It’s a breath of fresh air.”
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