Royale YouTuber Duchess Catherine, Prince William: "Be careful what you say, these people film everything"
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It has only just been announced that Duchess Meghan is publishing a children's book - now there is at least as high-profile news from her brother-in-law and his wife: Prince William and Duchess Catherine are increasing their presence on social networks.
The couple started an official channel on Google's video platform YouTube.
"We're now on YouTube," the couple announced on Twitter.
The two members of the Royal Family can be seen at official appointments and meetings with celebrities in a 25-second long, rapidly cut clip.
In the future, exclusive videos of the couple will be shown on the channel.
A short time after the announcement, the channel already had around 40,000 subscribers.
In the first clip, William points into the camera and says to Catherine, "Be careful what you say, these people are filming everything," to which the Duchess laughs and replies, "I know".
The royal couple has been represented on Twitter and Instagram for a long time.
The establishment of its own YouTube platform is considered a step towards increasing its public visibility even further.
William's brother Harry and his wife, Duchess Meghan, had given up their accounts on social networks after they withdrew from the royal family.
However, they remain publicly visible: The couple had already signed a multi-year contract with Netflix at the end of last year.
They also signed a contract with Spotify.
In December, they released their first lengthy podcast with other celebrities.
At the end of March it was also announced that Prince Harry had taken a job with a coaching company in the USA.
The relationship between the two couples is considered tense.
A few weeks ago, Harry and Meghan made international headlines with an interview with US star presenter Oprah Winfrey, in which they raised allegations of racism against the royal family, among other things.
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