Prince William to 'rip up royal rule book' to banish 'stuffy' environment for George, Charlotte and Louis

Prince William wants to introduce a more relaxed working culture in his new role as the Prince of Wales, according to a royal insider

Prince William to banish 'stuffy' environment for George, Charlotte and Louis
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Prince William will allow his children to 'run around' his offices as part of a more 'casual' work culture inside the Firm, according to royal insiders. 

The Prince of Wales hopes to create a 'casual' workplace as part of the 'Cambridge Way', royal insiders have revealed. 

The 40-year-old will reportedly run a more relaxed office culture in his new role, with plans for looser uniform requirements for staff and a more welcoming environment for his three children. 

Prince William became the 22nd Prince of Wales following the Queen's death on September 8, inheriting King Charles III's previous title and taking on many of the responsibilities and royal duties associated with it. 

However, it looks like the future monarch intends to do things quite differently from how his father did them. 

While King Charles has long held a reputation as a 'workaholic' with a habit of logging long hours and skipping meals, his eldest son reportedly plans to be more balanced in his approach as the new Prince of Wales. With the support of Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, William hopes to "modernize" the British monarchy – one step at a time. 


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"It’s a breath of fresh air…In [the] future they will rip up the rulebook and do things ‘The Cambridge Way.’ They’re trying to work out what that will look like," a source told the Mirror

As for William's new offices, it looks like the COVID-19 pandemic may have influenced his vision for his royal employees' dress code. 

"He wants it to be casual," Valentine Low writes in his new book, Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown

The British journalist explained that the Prince of Wales won't require royal staff to wear suits unless they are attending "important meetings" or visiting Buckingham Palace, and will even grant an exciting new privilege for his three children. 

Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte 7, and four-year-old Prince Louis will reportedly be allowed to "run around the office" when they come to visit, in an apparent bid to erase any of the "stuffy" residues of his father's old regime. 

Meanwhile, King Charles III is also working on reframing the British monarchy in his new role as sovereign. It's understood His Majesty is planning a 'slimmed down' operation in light of the cost-of-living crisis, as well as a smaller coronation ceremony to that of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.