The Prince and Princess of Wales have already made it clear that they will do everything in their power to help modernize the monarchy. It's already looking different, thanks to King Charles. However, Prince William and Princess Catherine have also set some things in motion.
The Prince of Wales vowed to win the trust and respect of the people of Wales
Shortly after Queen Elizabeth died in September 2022, the new Prince of Wales made a vow. According to WWD, Prince William announced that he doesn't want a formal investiture ceremony as Prince of Wales like the one his father had in 1969. Instead, he wants to win the trust and respect of the Welsh people.
Less than a month after the queen's death, the Prince and Princess of Wales made their first official Welsh visit with their new titles. They visited their old home, Anglesey, where William was stationed as a helicopter pilot for the RAF between 2010 and 2013.
Call them William and Kate and don't bow to them
Prince William and Princess Catherine have made it clear that they want to be modern royals. Sources tell Cosmopolitan that the couple says they are looking toward the future and doing things the "Cambridge way," even going as far as to axe bowing and using their formal names.
"They want to try to avoid the bows and curtsies in public, be more approachable, less formal, less stuffy, and break away with a lot of the tradition and focus on a modern monarchy," a royal source recently told the Sunday Mirror.
Prince William already has plans to modernize his own coronation
A source also told The Sunday Times (per Glamour) that since his father's May 6 coronation, Prince William has been giving his own coronation some thought. William helped plan King Charles' modern coronation, but the Prince of Wales hopes his will be even more different.
The source said William "is mindful of the fact that in 20 years' time, or whenever his time comes, how can the coronation be modern but also unifying to the nation and the Commonwealth? I think his coronation will look and feel quite different," they said.
The Prince and Princess of Wales will navigate this new monarchy in their own way. They've made significant steps to modernize their roles and futures as King and Queen Consort. It's doubtful they'll stop trying to make the monarchy the best it can be.