Meghan and Harry fans slam ‘copying’ William and Kate after YouTube launch

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry fans have spoken out after Kate Middleton and Prince William launched a channel on YouTube.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced on social media on Wednesday, May 5, that they had launched an official YouTube account that will give fans a glimpse of their life as senior royals.

Established YouTubers have become the next generation of celebrities with millions subscribing to the video makers who have turned posting clips online into lucrative full-time careers.

Kate and Wills shared the exciting news of their new account on social media, writing on Twitter: "We’re now on YouTube!"

But some people have clearly not been impressed and have compared the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

One person wrote: "The Cambridges are trying VERY HARD with YouTube now to copy Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan, NETFLIX. Next time, Kate will write a book too."

Another commented: "This smacks of desperation. The constant attempt to outdo Harry & Meghan at every turn is quite sad.

"Wills & Kate are stoic types, and trying to pass themselves as anything else comes off as inauthentic."

Another person wrote: "William and Kate on YouTube?? They wanna be Meghan and Harry so bad."

The announcement was made alongside a sweet clip of the couple both at work and play.

In the announcement video, William is featured during a visit to the London-based homeless charity The Passage he supports as royal patron, and the couple are seen looking at a billboard showcasing images from Kate’s Hold Still photographic project.

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William and Kate will feature in exclusive clips posted on the popular video sharing site in the coming months.

The channel has already been curated with a number of playlists featuring the royal couple including speeches, tours, engagements, and their mental health work.

In September the Prince of Wales launched RE:TV, a content platform for short films with Charles as editor-in-chief that was born out of his Sustainable Markets Initiative as a way to inform and inspire audiences about sustainability.

The concept of the video-sharing website was explained to the Queen by her granddaughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie before she launched her own channel on the platform in 2007 to promote the British monarchy.

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