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Prince William turned Buckingham Palace into 'hype man' on 40th birthday

Prince William 40th birthday unveiled royal family brand strategy

By Web Desk
June 28, 2022
Prince William turned Buckingham Palace into hype man on 40th birthday
Prince William turned Buckingham Palace into 'hype man' on 40th birthday

Prince William is being positioned as the future monarch in the eyes of public with effective brand strategy, says expert. 

The Duke of Cambridge, who celebrated his 40th birthday in June, was given a special shout out by the royal family official Instagram account, indicating the presence of a brand strategy that would smoothly transition William in his King role.

"As the second in line to the throne turns 40, learn more about His Royal Highness," read the caption before sharing details of his birth and graduation.

Royal expert Daniela Elser wrote in her News.com.au column that Buckingham Palace is shifting into "hype man mode".

She said: "The whole thing was part CV, part LinkedIn profile and all social media love-in. Translation: This was Buckingham Palace shifting into hype man mode, a transparently more forceful attempt than we have seen before on his birthdays to really drive home the message that William is a future sovereign.

"Someone has clearly been reading all about brand strategy.

"Again, this move carries with it the risk of upsetting the various competing egos that make up the Royal Family."