PRINCE WILLIAM was “furious” after Kate, Duchess of Cambridge was “ridiculed” during the couple’s latest Royal Family tour, a royal commentator has claimed. Royal biographer Ingrid Seward said the Cambridges’ Caribbean tour, which saw Prince William and Kate travel to Jamaica, Belize and the Bahamas in March, revealed the approach the duke would bring to the monarchy when he becomes King. Speaking of his “growing influence’,
the author said: “He is respected and his opinions are acted upon. He can be intolerant but it is not because he is disagreeable but because he cares.” A usually media-savvy Kate and William were confronted with cancelled engagements, protests by angry locals and controversial pictures circulating the world’s front pages. According to Ms Seward, the 40-year-old Prince “wants things to run smoothly”, hence his reaction to how the trip was organised.
She said: “When he and Kate were ridiculed during their Caribbean tour last March, he was understandably furious.” Speaking to the Mirror, she added: “As far as he was concerned someone should have read the current mood of the country and acted upon it long before the schedule was arranged.”