Sunday 8 May 2022 09:02 AM Prince William and Kate 'want to be known by first names and NOT their titles' trends now

Sunday 8 May 2022 09:02 AM Prince William and Kate 'want to be known by first names and NOT their titles' trends now
Sunday 8 May 2022 09:02 AM Prince William and Kate 'want to be known by first names and NOT their titles' trends now

Sunday 8 May 2022 09:02 AM Prince William and Kate 'want to be known by first names and NOT their titles' trends now

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reportedly want to be known by their first names and not titles after the blunderous tour of the Caribbean.

Prince William and Kate Middleton want to modernise the Royal Family after their Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas trip which was hit by public relations gaffes and protests. 

This would include getting rid of bows and curtsies along with their formal titles so they would be known as simply Kate and William.

A royal source told the Mirror that a big factor has been the eight day trip which was branded 'tone deaf' to modern sensibilities.

They said: 'They want to be more approachable, less formal, less stuffy and break away with a lot of the tradition.' 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Land Rover parade during their Caribbean tour was much criticised as it was thought to echo colonialism

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Land Rover parade during their Caribbean tour was much criticised as it was thought to echo colonialism 

The source said: 'The general consensus was that the tour seemed out of date, out of touch, too formal and stuffy.

'So now it's more "Wills and Kate" instead of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge... "Just call me Wills" type of thing.

'They want to try to avoid the bows and curtsies in public, be more approachable, less formal, less stuffy, and break away with a lot of the tradition and focus on a modern monarchy.'

Royal sources also said he is 'determined' to update the institution after struggling to 'move on' from the bad press and will complete a root-and-branch review. 

The news comes as the Queen moves ahead with slimming down the Monarchy and the Palace announced that only working Royals, which do not include Prince Harry and Meghan and Prince Andrew, will not be on the palace balcony for the showpiece Platinum Jubilee celebration.

A palace spokesman said: 'The Queen has decided this year's traditional Trooping the Colour balcony appearance on Thursday June 2 will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the royal family who are currently undertaking official public duties on

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