Do the royals act too much like celebrities?

Ciara Sheppard
Contributor Yahoo Style UK

The young royals are not short of celebrity friends.

Between the four of them, William, Kate, Harry and Meghan have racked up a pretty enviable list of famous connections, from sports stars to politicians, models, actors and musicians.

David Beckham, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Serena Williams and Priyanka Chopra are just some of the royals’ high-profile friends. 

Having all these A-listers on speed dial has its perks: whenever William and Harry need performers for their charity concerts, they have multiple options. If a celebrity face is required to help take a charitable campaign global, they can pull in friendly favours.

The young royals have some enviable celebrity connections. [Photo: Rex]

Royal expert Liz Brewer thinks that by aligning themselves with people with a huge platform, “the young royals are bringing the royal family into the 21st century.”

“There are so many causes which without the royals wouldn’t get off the ground,” Brewer tells Yahoo UK during episode four of ‘The Royal Box’.

“It’s the best way you can use the young royals.”

But, arguably, there are downsides, too: the monarchy could be perceived as losing its royal sheen and becoming glorified celebrities themselves.

However, if that keeps the monarchy relevant, does that matter?

“Britain are apathetic about the royal family at best,” royal expert Victoria Howard says. “But when you bring in celebs, people are more interested in them.”


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