Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William have sparked outrage with their latest Instagram post. The Kensington Royal social media account had posted a compilation video of the Duke of Cambridge’s visit to Belfast to mark Emergency Services Day. However, the background music, popstar Harry Styles’s ‘Watermelon Sugar’, was deemed too “saucy” by viewers.
One wrote: “I’m sorry but this new format and music choice for your account is not going in the right direction.
“Why try to fix something that wasn’t broken? I liked the professionalism and informative way you were doing your accounts until recently.”
Another asked: “What’s the point of the Harry Styles music?”
A user added: “Could you please return the account to the professionalism it used to have?”
Another joked: “Isn’t this song a bit saucy for a Royal Family post?”
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Another comment read: “This song choice is very odd. Clearly there’s been a change but not for the better. Please do something. Love you guys and all you do but this is not great at all.”
One fan wasn’t happy: “I believe this page represents the future King and Queen of the UK not some wannabe influencer. Can we please keep it bit more informative and less childish?”
Another wrote: “Really? ‘Watermelon Sugar’ to represent the monarchy? Is there a Teenie running this account? PLEASE – it’s not to late to go back to a professional account!”
One person simply said: “Very questionable song choice.”
Another said: “Lovely to see the Duke of Cambridge visiting Belfast today. Looking forward to more posts about the visit today.”
Another wrote: “Can’t wait to see more of your work for emergency responders next year through the Royal Foundation as set out in your annual report.”
The social video showed Prince William speaking to police, fire and ambulance services.
He then joined a well-being volunteer training course, which helps support mental health among colleagues.
The Duke even met a training dog named Tara and played with her for a bit.