Kate and William said to ‘change’ future royal tours

Following Kate Middleton and Prince William’s eight-day royal tour of the Caribbean, royal experts have claimed the future of touring may “look a little different in the future”.

Speaking on Royally US, presenters Christine Ross and Christina Garibaldi discussed the Caribbean tour and commented on the choice of photography opportunities – including the Cambridges waving to children behind the fence.

She said: ‘It’s an interesting example of the press really needing the story’

“It was intentional for them to choose those pictures of the chain link fence and not to greet the kids on the other side of the pitch where you didn’t have that lens”

Ms Ross added: ‘There have certainly been moments of improvement’

“There were definitely some ‘what were you thinking?’ moments

“As you said [Christina Garibaldi]maybe tours need to be a bit different in the future”

Christina added saying: ‘I think that’s what needs to happen, royal tours need to change’

“It can’t be like it was 50 years ago”

“People are different, mentalities are different, perspectives are different, so we have to keep up with the times”

She went on, in reference to a statement released by Prince William after the tour, and said ‘his eyes were open to what people were hearing, he is listening to what people have to say’

“He [Prince William] that is to say do what is best for your country, I will be here as a friend, not as a leader”

Christina concluded by saying “this shows what kind of king he will be one day”.