Royal family news: Prince William and Kate Middleton's challenge as anti-monarchy movement grows

Kate Middleton and Prince William face challenge as anti-monarchy movement grows

'They are there to fulfil a destiny,' pundit claims

Prince William and Kate Middleton will face a generational divide to ensure the continuance of the monarchy, experts have claimed.

According to royal observers, the future of the royal family is far from assured due to growing anti-monarchy feeling.

TV correspondent James Longman also suggested the Cambridges could have a vital role in winning the public over.

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What do commentators say about the future of the monarchy?

In a report for Good Morning America, Mr Longman noted that the royals are still very popular.

He said one in five people support the UK becoming a republican state.

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However, Tiwalolu Adebayo believes attitudes could change rapidly.

She suggested that could also be hastened due to a “generational divide” in how the royals are considered.

‘Trust must be won’ by Prince William and Kate Middleton

Ms. Adebayo said: “I do think that after the Queen dies there will be an intense period of questioning of the royal family.

“Anti-monarchist sentiment is growing in this country especially amongst the younger generation.

Anti-monarchist sentiment is growing in this country.

“The Queen’s successor will have to do a lot of hard work to gain the trust of the British people.”

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‘Change is vital’

Another journalist warned that the royals must be seen to fit in with the times.

Alistair Bruce chipped in: “The monarchy is always changing – it has to reinvent itself in order to survive.”

And Mr Longman believes the next generation of royals beyond heir to the throne Prince Charles will be key to that process.

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He reflected: “Now polls say about one in five would abolish the monarchy which means they’re still very popular even after that Oprah interview with Meghan and Harry.

“But there is a generational divide and that’s why there’s still so much resting on Will and Kate’s shoulders.”

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Will life as a royal for Kate Middleton and Prince William be very different by the time he becomes king? (Credit: SplashNews)

Those thoughts have been echoed by radio pundit – who have singled out Kate Middleton as a potentially crucial component.

Journalist Duncan Larcombe said during an appearance on talkRADIO: “Kate has played a central role in this since they got married.

“They are there to fulfil a destiny, to support the Queen and Prince Charles.

William gets the duty bit and he is trying to fill that role.”

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