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Is Prince William and Kate Middleton’s BTS Coronation Video “Sketchy”? Narratives of the royal expert


Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Prince and Princess of Wales, have been labeled “superficial”. Kate and William have been criticized for the video they released after the coronation of King Charles III, which shows the day he was. The 5-minute film shows Prince William, Kate and their children on the day of King Charles III’s coronation as they attend the ceremony.

What was the movie about?

The 5-minute video posted to Youtube by Kensington Palace shows the Prince and Princess of Wales celebrating their role as King Charles III. The short film contains great shots of William walking around London. The behind-the-scenes video was seen by critics as the Prince and Princess of Wales’ way of emphasizing the importance of their roles in King Charles’ new reign. The video is the embodiment of what a source told The Daily Beast this week, “It’s very clear that William and Kate are now very important members of the organization.”

In the video, the scene shows the family preparing for the coronation in their luxurious apartment in Kensington Palace. The apartment fulfills Meghan and Harry’s sentiments in the book, with the Duke of Sussex describing how their jaws dropped when they were invited over for a cup of tea. In the scene, William is seen wearing a huge coronation gown. Kate is seen wearing a similar gown that seems to weigh a significant amount. The dramatic promotional clip shows glamor in William and Kate’s lives.

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The royal expert reacts to the video

Royal expert Sarah Fine expressed her views, saying the video managed to make her “a little uncomfortable”. She reveals, “A Netflix-style narcissistic element makes me a little uncomfortable. And though the footage shows us a lot, it actually tells us very little about Wells.”

She also described the dramatic video as “superficial” and “one-dimensional” much like advertisements “you see on TV in foreign hotels extolling the virtues of this or that tourist destination”.

Sarah continued: “I hate to say it, but I’d almost rather watch one of the wildlife docs worthy of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But maybe I’m wrong. Maybe this is exactly what everyone wants to see – the Princess of Wales up close in slow motion, from as many angles as possible.” different.”

Meanwhile, at the coronation, Prince Louis, the youngest son of the Prince and Princess of Wales, made headlines for his act of kindness. Other than that, Prince Harry, William’s brother, also attended the coronation ceremony. However, amid rumors of a rift between the princes, Harry and William don’t seem to be communicating.

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.