Kate Middleton Posts New Video To Her Youtube Channel
May 11, 2021 by apost team
Prince William and Kate Middleton are two of the most famous figures in the British Royal Family. Beloved by the public and the press, the pair is always seen with smiling faces in public engagements and has proved their prominence as working members of the royal family. With a family of their own consisting of three children, the Cambridge couple always has events and milestones to mark in their public and private lives. Additionally, the prince and Middleton act as prominent public figures in the United Kingdom, where they also contribute philanthropically through their official charity fund — when they aren't taking care of the Cambridge brood or starring in romantic videos, that is.
As of May 2021, these milestones and moments will also be chronicled in their new YouTube channel called simply "The Duke and Duchess of Camebridge." The news about this new social media account was spread via their Instagram account, which also changed names at the same time. Instead of "KensingtonRoyal," the account is now held under the name "DukeandDuchessofCamebridge," mirroring the new YouTube channel.
As the royal couple has readily taken to video messages to their fans and followers over the recent years, this channel only seems to be the logical next step to take. The couple has already proven to have an affinity for the media, and it is well-known that Kate likes to dabble in photography, sometimes even being referred to as "the unofficial royal photographer" by the British media.
Now, Middleton has released yet another video on the channel. Read on to learn more about the newest video posted to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Youtube account.
The channel's debut YouTube video featured a 25 seconds long teaser video. The short mix-up of previous footage and new scenes features a mix of different moments in the couples' life.
The video announcement on Instagram included the caption: "Better late than never - we're now on @YouTube 🎥"
This move indeed seemed almost overdue. Video-based social media like YouTube has been on the rise for over a decade now, but a traditional institution like the British Royal Family is slow to take up new ways of communicating. While an official YouTube channel for the royal family, in general, does exist, the individual members so far do not have their own video outlets with which they can communicate directly. It will be interesting to see what kind of content we can expect from Kate and William's new channel. We can already say that it has been planned for a long time already: YouTube states that the channel was first established in October 2020!
However, now Middleton has posted yet another new video to the channel. In the latest video, Middleton is featured sharing phone calls that she made to participants of the 'Hold Still' photography contest. In one of the calls, Middleton tells a participant that she knows her "so well" just by looking at the photograph she took.
The video's title is "Cancelled" and featured audio phone calls previously recorded back in the Fall of 2020 with finalists from the Hold Still competition by the National Portrait Gallery.
Keen photographer Middleton kick-started the Hold Still contest during lockdown in an effort to collect submissions for a digital photo exhibition.
With over 31,000 submissions, Middleton was accompanied by a panel of five judges to determine the top 100 photos from all of the contestants.
In the video, a casual snap of Middleton and a shot of Primrose Hill, London mother Niaz Maleknia, appeared on the screen. Then the Duchess asked, "Hello is that Niaz?"
Having decided to call some of the finalists, Kate said to amateur photographer Niaz:
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for sending in your photograph. We thought it was fantastic."
Niaz's photo featured Niaz's daughter, Romy, with a 'Class of 2019' sign in remembrance of the students who graduated during the tough time.
Niaz answered Middleton as she said:
"Thank you so much for selecting the photo, I was thrilled to take part in it. And you know, you've clearly got an amazing interest in photography. So yeah it was really, really, it was inspiring and I thought the briefs were really good."
Middleton then exchanged a few words with Romy, as she empathized with young student's experience:
"We found it was really important and I think the judging panel too, to tell the story of young people."
Romy replied to Middleton with an honest answer as she said, "To be honest, with mental health it hasn't been great." The student went on:
"A lot of the people I know struggled. But I think it's weird because I think people have become more open about it because it's so common now that people are struggling with it and it's natural to struggle with it in these circumstances. "
Middleton responded by agreeing that there is no shame in talking about mental health. She said:
"And that's what we've been really keen to do, is break that stigma and try to start conversations around mental health. It's great to hear that people are being a lot more open about it."
What do you think of Kate's latest upload to the Youtube channel? Will you be watching to see the next video that's uploaded? Let us know your thoughts, and be sure to pass this on to other royal fans you know!