Kate Middleton and Prince William slammed for showing royalty is ‘about being a celebrity’


KATE and Prince William have shown that being royalty is currently all about being a celebrity according to the CEO of Republic.

Mr Smith said: “I don’t really care one way or another if they use social media, but I do think it reinforces the point that royalty these days is all about celebrity.

“No one really cares about the principles or purpose of the monarchy.

“They don’t care whether it is hereditary or whatever, it is just another branch of celebrity.

“It sells a few glossy magazines and a few newspapers, that is all it is.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William’s use of social media was highlighted by Mr Smith (Image: Getty)

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Kate Middleton and Prince William have been married since 2011 (Image: Getty)

“I think there use of Instagram and other social media just really reinforces that point.”

During the same interview, Mr Smith told the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to let their children “go off and enjoy themselves” as private citizens.

He stated that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis should be stripped of their royal titles.

Mr Smith added: “I think there is an opportunity to say we do not need to keep handing out these titles.

“William’s children can go off and do what they want to do, they are going to be well into their adulthood by the time their dad dies and George has the chance to be King.

“They should just be left to lead their own lives in privacy and enjoy themselves as private citizens.”

He added: “William and Kate want their kids to have that status, I just think it is all a bit ridiculous really.”

However, royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams has argued that the monarchy is already slimline and will remain like that until the Cambridge’s children are able assume royal duties.

He said: “The monarchy has already become somewhat slimline with Prince Andrew forced to step down and Meghan and Harry no longer being senior working royals.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William were told to let their children become private citizens (Image: Getty)

“Clearly, it will appear there are fewer working royals as it will be sometime before the Cambridges’ children are able to assume royal duties.”

Mr Smith’s anti-monarchy arguments has also been dismissed by Mr Fitzwilliams.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, he said: “While there have always been some, the percentage of the population that wants to see the end of the monarchy has always been pretty small. It still remains small, they are a very small minority of people.”

The royal commentator also argued that Prince William and Kate have the “perfect balance” as royals and behave “impeccably”.

He said: “I think Prince William and Kate already have the perfect balance on how to conduct themselves on engagements.”


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