Prince William and Kate’s ‘royal revolution’ plan revealed

Following the anti-royal backlash that plagued their recent royal tour, Prince William and Kate Middleton have hatched a strategy for a “revolution”.

Prince William and Kate Middleton allegedly want to scrap their titles and use their first names as part of a “royal revolution,” sources claim.

The Duke and Duchess want to go by ‘Wills and Kate’ as they’re set to drop royal formalities in a bid to keep the monarchy modern, it has been reported.

The Sun reports the royal pair want to avoid bows and curtsies in public and rebrand using their first names, insiders claim.

The dramatic switch-up is allegedly to focus on a “modern monarchy” and break away from the “stuffy traditions” of the royal family.

A source told the Sunday Mirror: “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.”

It’s claimed that the “institutional change” was triggered after Kate and William’s tour in the Caribbean – as they’re now vowing to run affairs “The Cambridge Way” after backlash.

The Duke and Duchess aim to “rip up the rule book” and ditch old-fashioned methods to show they are royals who can change with the times.

The source added: “The general consensus was that the tour seemed out of date, out of touch, too formal and stuffy.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

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to be “perceived as the royal stars” who will “cement the monarchy’s position globally and secure the Commonwealth”.

Speaking about the tour, the source added: “It was a shock to them all. A real eye-opener.

“This is what prompted institutional change within the monarchy.”

Proving he has his own methods, William has already planned to have around 70 fewer aids when he succeeds Charles as Prince of Wales.

He will instead nearly half the estimated 137 staff his dad relies upon to create a more cost-effective and less formal team.

Wills and Kate will also employ a small staff working on “comfortable and credible” good causes — five or six in total.

There will also be shorter, solo trips such as Kate’s recent visit to Copenhagen, Denmark, with her Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood.

Royal shake-up

A source previously told The Sun: “William and Kate will modernise how they work. It’s a breath of fresh air.

“They were bruised by attacks that their Caribbean trip harked back to the colonial age. In the future they will rip up the rule-book and do things ‘The Cambridge Way’. They’re trying to work out what that will look like.

“It is not a criticism of how it was done in the past. But times are changing.”

The recent tour — the first of the Platinum Jubilee — was organised between Kensington Palace and the governments of Belize, Jamaica and Bahamas. But it was mired in anti-royal protests and social media scorn.

This article originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission.

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