PRINCE WILLIAM and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge have been warned they will lose a popularity battle with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
Mr Smith said: “I think if there is any battle being had in terms of popularity stakes via social media then that is a battle that Meghan and Harry will win.
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“They have US celebrities and Hollywood on their side.
“They have got a lot more clout in terms of attracting attention and winning the applause of people through social media than William and Kate have.
“The other thing is they have also liberated themselves from the constraints of monarchy.
Mr Larcombe said: “I don’t think anyone will say I was wrong in suggesting that it is their royal tag which is why Harry and Meghan are able to command hundreds of millions of dollars.
“And also why they seem to be at the very top wish list of all these groups.
“So they can say an awful lot more and be much more articulate and vocal in what they think than William and Kate.
“[William and Kate] are still limited to some extent as William is expected to be king in the future.”
Last month, the Duke of Cambridge was snubbed by Hollywood event organisers in favour of Prince Harry, according to the former Royal Editor of The Sun.
Prince William was not selected for the star-studded line-up at Vax Live to promote the coronavirus vaccine.
Royal expert Duncan Larcombe told talkRADIO that Prince William needs to be invited to these events in order to raise his status above celebrities but “the phone has stopped ringing” for the Duke of Cambridge.
“That is the point, with Prince Harry and Meghan being available for things like these global concert events – they’re being asked and the phone’s not ringing for William.
“That is the problem, that is why William needs to be there.
“He needs these big high-profile events that raise his status beyond that sort of the Hollywood A-list celebrities.
“That is really hard to do when you’ve got the younger brother being called up for invitations before you.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK