A few senior royals made an appearance in London for a world premiere one week after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle travelled to New York City for a global event. The premiere of No Time To Die was attended by Prince William, Kate Middleton, Camilla Parker Bowles, and Prince Charles. The senior royals were out in force as movie theatres all over the world welcomed back audiences for the new Bond film, which stars Daniel Craig as 007 for the final time.
Now, a royal commentator is claiming that the Duchess of Cambridge’s appearance that evening was trying on the Duchess of Sussex. Here’s more on that, as well as why Prince William and his wife are being accused of violating red carpet protocol.
Middleton looked stunning in a gold gown at the premiere of “No Time to Die.”
After being postponed several times due to the coronavirus [COVID-19] pandemic, the film finally premiered on Sept. 28 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
All eyes were on Kate, who looked stunning in a Jenny Packham sequined gold cape gown. The duchess completed her ensemble with gold statement earrings from Onitaa, which matched her metallic pumps.
So, why would Meghan, who is no longer a senior royal and lives over 5,000 miles away from Prince Harry, have a problem with this?
Kate’s look was ‘hard on Meghan,’ according to a royal commentator.
According to royal commentator Neil Sean, Kate upstaged everyone after Meghan and Harry’s public return to the spotlight.
“Kate looked absolutely stunning, and Meghan must have been struggling because she thought this was a big comeback to the world stage,” Sean said. “As we moved forward, there was another issue. The bigger issue is how to upstage something like that, and let me tell you how it works within the royal family — people say there’s no competition, but that’s not the case. There is competition, as Kate demonstrated on Tuesday night when all eyes should have been on the Bond ladies.”
On the red carpet, did Will and Kate break any rules?
Another royal expert commented on the Cambridges’ appearance on the red carpet, claiming that the couple defied tradition by “blending” in with the film’s stars.
The “Human Lie Detector,” Darren Stanton, who previously worked in law enforcement before becoming a celebrity behavioural expert, shared his thoughts on William and Kate’s appearance at the event. In comparison to the “awkwardness” of the older royals they attended the premiere with, he noted that the second-in-line to the throne and his bride were “breaking usual royal protocol in blending in with everyday household celebrities.”
“When observing Prince William and Kate conversing with celebrities and their general demeanour, there appears to be a genuine interest and ease of communication in their body language, which shows little to no awkwardness, and their conversations appear more as counterparts than superiors — almost making them part of the celebrity circuit themselves,” Stanton explained (per Express).
“I think people thought Meghan and Harry were going to be the new power couple in the monarchy, and they definitely started doing that by upsetting a lot of traditions around their wedding and public appearances,” he continued. However, it is clear that in recent years, William and Kate have used this as a platform to grow enormously popular with the public.”