Vlogging has risen to popularity over the last couple of years. Many celebrities are riding the wave, giving fans a glimpse of their day-to-day lives and genuine personalities. The vlogging community recently welcomed a royal addition as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, launched their own YouTube channel.
Calling their channel The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, which coincides with their official Instagram handle, the royal couple posted a 25-second introductory video montage of themselves at various public places and events over the years. The short introductory video features their overseas tours, attendance at the BAFTAs, and even the iconic meeting with Sir David Attenborough. It also gave the general public a glimpse of some unseen footage of the royal family, accompanied by an upbeat soundtrack. The 25-second video is a promising teaser of what the couple will showcase to their audiences, and fans are already raving about their future content.
“You’ll have to be careful what you say now because these guys are filming you,” Prince William jokingly told his wife in the opening of their first video entitled “Welcome to our official YouTube channel.” The introductory video also gained close to one million views only a day after its posting.
Prince William and Kate Middleton are two of the most followed personalities in the world today. Even before launching their YouTube channel, the royal couple has attracted media traction for their iconic wedding, philanthropic works, events, and even their controversies. The ongoing comparison, or what the media labels as a “royal cold war,” between William and his brother Harry, in particular, is trending worldwide. With the personal vlog, critics are looking forward to seeing more of the raw side of the couple and the royal family.
The launching of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge YouTube channel is another significant milestone for the royal family in their effort to use social media as an avenue to share and open their lives more to the people. The royal family also has its own YouTube channel, which launched in 2007. At the time, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first-ever televised Christmas broadcast, Queen Elizabeth I said, “I very much hope that this new medium will make my Christmas message more personal and direct. That it is possible for some of you to see me today is just another example of the speed at which things are changing all around us.”
The introductory video was captioned, “Better late than never—we’re now on YouTube.” Outside of filming their upcoming vlogs, Prince William and Kate Middleton are keeping themselves busy. The royal couple has recently visited their wedding video last March to celebrate a decade together. They took photos and a video of what their lives look like today on their 10th anniversary and as parents of three.
To learn more about The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, visit their Youtube channel.