Kate Middleton and Prince William may have expressed their distaste on everything to do with social media over the past few years but according to a royal expert, their three kids will ‘struggle’ without the tool.
Speaking on Yahoo UK’s ‘The Royal Box,’ royal correspondent Omid Scobie claims the family’s continued expectation of complete privacy will be a ‘really big struggle’ for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, in the future.
“They are being born into this age of social media so it won’t be like us, where it’s come into our lives slightly older and that’s going to be William and Kate’s duty to protect them from that other world out there,” he said.
PR expert Nick Ede also thinks that the Cambridges should expose their children to social media, saying the current ban on senior royals having personal accounts could one day create a ‘difficult situation’ for the trio.
“I think that they will, in whatever way they do it, in a controlled way, they need to expose them to social media and those channels,” he said.
“Because if you took that away from them and then all their friends are doing it, that then becomes a difficult situation.
The advice follows Kate Middleton and Prince William’s continuous attempts to shield their children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – from the spotlight, a move which could actually be harmful to the family’s all-important public image.
Instead of the palace walls which framed the childhoods of their ancestors, the trio will inevitably grow up in a world brimming with peers’ phone ready to capture their every move – and mistake.
However, any change to the Royal’s public platforms may be less likely than ever to come into effect, after they released new social media guidelines for users on Monday.
The move follows a barrage of abuse directed towards the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex in recent months and urges users to show “courtesy, kindness and respect” toward each other.
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