Inside Prince William and Kate’s plans to modernize the monarchy

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have grand plans to modernize the monarchy and establish a new direction for the royal family once William is King, royal experts claim.

Prince William is already being primed for his role as future King after the royal took Charles’ place at the State Opening of Parliament, and insiders are speculating how the father-of-three will one day transform the monarchy.

According to Mirror royal editor Russell Myers, William’s position behind Charles in the procession behind the Imperial State Crown proves he is ready to step up as the next-in-line to the throne.

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Prince William and Kate reportedly have huge plans to shake up the monarchy. (Getty)

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“William is emerging as a trusted lieutenant of the Queen, especially over the last couple of years,” Myers explained.

With the Queen’s ailing health and Charles preparing to take over the throne in the next few years, royal insiders are delving into William and Kate’s plans to “rip up the royal rule book”.

In one report, it is believed William and Kate will ditch royal titles and will prefer to be addressed by their first names instead.

A source told The Sunday Mirror the couple also want to scrap “stuffy” formalities, including curtsies and bows while on duty.

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

The publication claims William and Kate’s “disastrous” Caribbean tour motivated the couple to focus on a modern monarchy and “move with the times” – a transformation dubbed the “Cambridge Way”.

William took Charles’ place at the State Opening of Parliament. (Getty)

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They were “shaken” by the criticism of their tour and are now determined to break away from tradition and carve out a less “formal” monarchy.

“William and Kate are now both very aware that to certain parts of the world, and to the younger generations, the monarchy is a symbol of colonialism and a time gone by,” another source told The Mirror.

“Now, it seems silly to have celebrated that and push royal traditions during the tour.

The Cambridges reportedly had a debrief with their royal aides after the tour on how to improve relations in the future.

“They went over everything and pinpointed specific things that went wrong and how to improve moving forward,” the source claimed.

Will and Kate’s time in the Caribbean motivated the couple to modernize the monarchy. (Getty)

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According to The Sun, William and Kate already have plans to reduce the size of their staff compared to Prince Charles’ once the Duke of Cambridge is promoted to Prince of Wales.

The couple also want to have more small-scale solo trips for individual royals rather than funneling money into big-production royal tours.

“William and Kate will modernize how they work. It’s a breath of fresh air,” a royal source explained to the publication.

“They’re trying to work out what that will look like. It’s not a criticism of how it was done in the past. But times are changing.”

Prince Charles reportedly wants to ‘slim down’ the monarchy once he is King. (Getty)

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Last year, reports emerged Prince Charles had plans to “slim down” the monarchy once he is crowned King Charles.

A royal source told Us Weekly this prompted William to start thinking about how he will change the monarchy in the future.

He is striving to achieve a balance of “respecting protocol” while also ensuring he and Kate are open and engaged with the public more than ever.

“He and Kate have successfully created a healthy balance of openness [in the public eye] while maintaining the sense of mystery that surrounds the royal family and keeps us engaged, “the source added.

The Duke of Cambridge, 39, is second-in-line to the throne after Prince Charles, 73.

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