“You go back a couple of generations and it was literally like waxworks coming out, it was very stiff and there wasn’t much hands-on parenting at all.”
While the Royal Family have embraced the digital age, all of the senior members do not have their own personal social media accounts. As the younger generation of royals, such as Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, will they be at a disadvantage with their peers, if they aren't able to engage on their own Instagram or Twitter platforms? Our experts discuss on The Royal Box.
It’s been quite the year for the Royal Family , with not one but two weddings, a new baby and another on the way in the new year. The Queen proved she was as style savvy as the younger royals with a surprise appearance at the Richard Quinn catwalk show, joining US Vogue editor Anna Wintour in the front row during London Fashion Week . The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed a third addition to their family with the birth of Prince Louis in April. While glimpses of Louis have been rare, his older siblings George and Charlotte have stolen the show on more than one occasion. The young royals are practically pros at page boy and bridesmaid duties. After announcing their engagement in November 2017, Prince Harry and former actress Meghan Markle tied the knot at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, in a ceremony that was watched by an estimated 1.9 billion people around the world. It was a star-studded affair and Meghan wowed in her wedding dress by Clare Waight Keller and an evening gown by Stella McCartney. The pair have thrown themselves into their royal duties and charmed everyone they met during their royal tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand in October. The trip got off to an exciting start as the couple announced they’re expecting their first child next spring. Princess Eugenie also married her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank at the same venue as her cousin Harry on October 12, and her proud mother Sarah, Duchess of York made her return to the fold. Kate came back from maternity leave in October and looks more confident in her role than ever. As well as joining forces with William at several engagements, she’s proven that the Kate effect is still in force with her fashion choices. The Prince of Wales celebrated his 70th birthday in November and there were plenty of family and public occasions to mark his milestone. And then of course, the Queen was joined by the rest of the royals to celebrate Christmas at Sandringham . Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Royal Wedding highlights: Best moments from Meghan and Harry’s big day, revisited Kate and Meghan’s Christmas Day outfits through the years in pictures Kate, Meghan and the rest of the royals arrive for the Queen’s Christmas lunch
Introducing The Royal Box, Yahoo UK’s brand new show on all things royal. Presented by Kate Thornton, episode four features royal historian Victoria Howard and etiquette expert Liz Brewer, who discuss how lonely royal life can be and dissect the growing celebrity circles the younger royals mix in. Kate also talks to double amputee and former royal marine Ben McBean, who shared his return flight home from Afghanistan with Prince Harry and has maintained a relationship with the royal ever since. Mr McBean looks back on his own time in the army and traumatic end to his tour. He also discusses Prince Harry’s unbiased treatment and what the royal has done for veterans since leaving the army himself. Plus, we look at what the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have in the diaries for the next few weeks.