Prince William made the comments about the space race as he was interviewed by the BBC to promote his new Earthshot Prize. The Duke of Cambridge said: “We need some of the world’s greatest brains and minds fixed on trying to repair this planet, not trying to find the next place to go and live”. His comments attracted some criticism, with broadcaster Angela Epstein calling him out for the “supreme entitlement” he had shown.
Speaking to Jeremy Vine on Five, Ms Epstein said: “I think there’s a difficulty in Prince William doing this because he comes from a position of supreme entitlement.
“Although he does massive good, and I’m a big monarchist, big fan of Will and Kate, you could say…you could call him out all the time.
“Why does your wife need to wear a £3,000 dress for a premiere. She’s beautiful, she’s elegant, she could shop where I and Storm go and look just as good.”
The Duke also added: “That really is quite crucial to be focusing on this [planet] rather than giving up and heading out into space to try and think of solutions for the future”.
The comments have faced backlash and William has been branded “entitled,” because of Kate’s £3,000 dress she wore at the Bond premiere.
The Duchess wowed the world when she stepped out on the red carpet in a dazzling gold, full-length gown by Jenny Packham.
The dress was fit for a Bond girl, and all eyes were on Kate regardless of the star-studded cast.
This is not the first time that Kate has been branded out of touch, as during lockdown the mum-of-three admitted she found pandemic parenting “exhausting”.
This was met with a brutal reaction on social media, stating that the Royal Family have dozens of people working for them.
The CEO of the anti-monarchist group Republic called it “out of touch patronising nonsense”.
Other Twitter users commented on the size of their residence, stating the Duchess had “no clue”.
Kate is not the only Duchess under the spotlight for her fashion choices.
Meghan Markle has been slammed as “completely out of touch,” after wearing couture clothing on a recent tour of New York City.
During the visit, the pair went to a school in Harlem, where Meghan read the youngsters her children’s book, The Bench.
The Duchess of Sussex wore a Loro Piana cashmere coat, which cost around £4,282 and matching wide-leg trousers, which are reportedly priced at £1,235.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl from Vanity Fair spoke about the Duchess on The Royal Beat.
She said: “Turning up at an underprivileged school in Harlem in a couture coat that costs more than the combined incomes of most of those parents at the school – it doesn’t make any sense.