Meghan Markle and Harry’s popularity poses ‘major problem’ for William and Kate

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s popularity poses a “whopping problem” for Kate Middleton and Prince William, a royal commentator has argued.

Earlier this month, Twitter revealed that the Duchess of Sussex was the most tweeted about royal in 2020, followed by Harry and The Queen.

According to data released to Bazaar.com, the Royal Family were tweeted about 20 million times.

However, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were languishing on the list – at seventh and eighth respectively.

Royal commentator Daniela Elser believes this could trouble the couple.

She writes on news.com.au: “The Sussexes have totally and utterly consumed the media oxygen around the Royal Family this year, a state of play that is highly unlikely to change any time soon.

"And that is a whopping problem for the royal family – Kate, Duchess of Cambridge especially.

"Next year marks 10 years since she wed Prince William while billions of people around the world watched, time difference be damned.

“As the next Queen (poor Camilla will have to make do with being titled Princess Consort when Charles ascends to the throne) this impending storm will be one that could cloud her royal future for decades to come.

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“The institution of the monarchy, in this century anyway, is a beast that needs vast troves of public and media interest to survive. But what happens if people are suddenly far less interested in listening or watching?”

Ms Elser believes the world’s attention could be “elsewhere” when William and Kate are trying to promote philanthropic projects.

With William second in line to the throne, this is a problem they “will inherit and it will fall on them to solve”.

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Earlier this month, Harry and Meghan announced a new podcast series on Spotify.

It is believed the couple will be releasing a special Christmas episode as a teaser ahead of a January release.

They said in a joint statement: “What we love about podcasting is that it reminds all of us to take a moment and to really listen, to connect to one another without distraction.

"With the challenges of 2020, there has never been a more important time to do so, because when we hear each other, and hear each other's stories, we are reminded of how interconnected we all are."

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