Royal POLL: After Kate and William's warning should ALL royal titles end?


William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are reportedly considering the removal of royal titles, to be referred to simply by their first names. The news, first reported in The Mirror, came after the couple’s controversial royal tour of the Caribbean earlier this year. The couple was met with protests calling for reparations while visiting Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

William expressed “profound sorrow” over the “abhorrent” slavery in the Commonwealth that motivated the protests and is reportedly looking to modernise the Royal Family.

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This would involve removing bows and curtsies and losing formal titles so the couple would simply be known as Kate and William, making them more approachable. 

A source told the Mirror that the tour being viewed as out of date and too formal was a big factor in William’s “abrupt” talks with aides.

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

“But I do think they’ll use their titles. That’s taking it too far. They are not of the people, they are separate.

“I mean that’s the whole point of it. What’s the point of having a monarchy if it’s just ‘hi, I’m Bill!’.” 

She also said she expects there to be “a little more informality” and future tours will be “carefully chosen”. 

So what do YOU think? After Kate and Will’s warning should all royal titles end? Vote in our poll and leave your thoughts in the comment section below.


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