After Meghan Markle and Prince Harry claimed that Prince William was "trapped" within the royal family, Kate Middleton and her husband are doing everything to prove them wrong.
“There’s no doubt the Cambridges have taken his accusation that William is 'trapped' in a role he doesn’t want and are determined to show that isn’t the case," royal expert Duncan Larcombe told Closer magazine of Kate and William's recent outings. "Kate is full of smiles wherever she goes — she’s sending a message back to Harry and Meghan saying, 'We’re happy, we’re fun — we’re not trapped like you said we are.'"
Recently, William, 39, also spoke out when several Black players — Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka — from England's soccer team were called out for not making penalty shots.
"I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night’s match," the dad-of-three wrote on Twitter. "It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour. It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable."
Larcombe noted that now William and Kate are trying to show they are taking on responsibility since they are the faces of the royal family.
"William and Kate are definitely on the charm offensive right now — and it’s working. While William has always spoken out against racism, his statement this time was really powerful and especially relevant after Harry and Meghan’s accusation about the royal family," Larcombe said of the tweet. "William and Kate have kept a dignified silence but now they’re letting their actions do the talking. It’s almost as if they’re sending a secret message to Harry and Meghan saying, 'We’re going to keep going, we’re still here, we’re not backing down, we’re carrying on.' It’s a message to Harry that life continues — with or without him."