The analysis came after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge completed their eye-opening royal tour in the Caribbean which saw the couple overcome several protests and shock announcements regarding the future of the Commonwealth. According to several insiders, the 40-year-old royal member faces real difficulties if he wants to reinvent the monarchy when he becomes King.
William has said he wants to break tradition, and according to experts, his rule will take a “reactionary and agile” approach which would aim to ditch the “never complain, never explain” policy adopted by previous monarchs.
An insider told the Daily Mail: “He definitely won’t be speaking out regularly but believes if the monarchy has something to say, then it should say it.
“He’s not being critical of the Queen, far from it. He admires her absolutely and has learnt so much from her.
“But he is looking ahead to how things will be in 40 years’ time.
“He wants the monarchy to continue to be a unifying force, to bridge the gap.”
After the tour, William issued a statement before boarding a plane back to the UK saying the visit “had brought into even sharper focus questions about the past and future”, although it is believed that this was not discussed with the Queen and Prince Charles in advance.
He said: “In Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas, that future is for the people to decide upon. Catherine and I are committed to service.
“It’s not about telling people what to do. Who the Commonwealth chooses to lead its family in the future isn’t what is on my mind.
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He said: “Sometimes it has to ditch the standard way of doing things and reinvent the process, and that’s what we’re seeing here.”
Mr Murphy thought the problems in the Caribbean had likely arisen because the region was a “constitutional grey zone”.
However, he suggested that William could have been “more flexible and imaginative” in Jamaica.
He said: “I think the British government, in particular, have got to rethink the whole nature of royal tours.
“They create a disconnect between some of the coverage in the rightwing tabloids in Britain and the way these issues are covered and commented on in the international media and in Commonwealth countries themselves.”