Prince William & Kate Middleton Release Competing Statements Using Their Unique Signatures

Bonus points for personalization

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Sometimes, it’s hard to tell whether a celebrity is running their own social media accounts or if they have a team do it for them. Well, the same can’t be said about Prince William and Kate Middleton, who just shared not one, but two personalized posts.

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Over the weekend, the Prince, 41, and Princess of Wales, also 41, posted competing statements on their joint X (formerly Twitter) account and signed them with their unique signatures. 

It all started on October 21, when Prince William shared a message honoring the life and legacy of soccer legend Sir Bobby Charlton, who passed away at age 86.

It read, “Sir Bobby Charlton. First Division Champion. European Champion. World Champion. Gentleman. Legend. A true great who will be remembered forever. Thank you Sir Bobby.” Prince William ended the message with a personalized “W.”

Shortly after, Princess Catherine posted her own message on the couple’s joint account. This time, the Princess of Wales paid tribute to England’s men’s rugby team after they lost to South Africa at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.

She wrote, “You can be so proud of yourselves @EnglandRugby. Though it may have been defeat today, you can walk away from this tournament with your heads held high.” Princess Catherine also concluded the message with a personal sign-off, writing, “C.”

This isn’t the first time that Prince William and Princess Catherine have shared personalized messages on social media—and it certainly won’t be the last. Still, we appreciate their candor in letting us know they did, in fact, write the message (as opposed to a palace aide) by ending the messages with their first initials.

Never change, you two. 

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