Kate Middleton and Prince William are changing the way the public views the monarchy — from their less stodgy Instagram snaps to the way they sometimes break protocol for the sake of being relatable. For example, the couple recently broke convention and posed for a selfie with Jamaica's national bobsleigh team.
Sky News reporter Rhiannon Mills, who followed the couple on the Caribbean tour, noted that William and Kate want to engage and listen to people. She described them as "good sports," even when they got "drenched in sailing."
Mills also wrote that people close to the prince reveal that the royal mantra "never complain, never explain" is not how he operates. Perhaps that is why he directly addressed the Caribbean people's concerns before leaving.
Now, Us Weekly is reporting that the couple is reflecting on their trip. An insider revealed that "being there during the protests was a real eye-opener" for William and Kate, referring to the Caribbean activists protesting against being part of the Commonwealth.