PRINCE William could end The Firm’s long-standing “never complain, never explain” policy as the monarchy modernises, it’s understood.
Sources claim the royal has laid out a “blueprint” for his future as the king – and believes the royals must be “agile” to survive.
He called a crisis meeting with top aides following criticism of his Caribbean tour with Kate, which left the couple “bruised”.
And sources say a royal revolution will see him tearing up the rulebook and running affairs “the Cambridge way”.
One source told the Daily Mail: “The prince believes that for him, the days of ‘never complain’ are over.
“He definitely won’t be speaking out regularly but believes if the monarchy has something to say, then it should say it.”
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The Royal Family has long followed the policy, which means they rarely address personal matters.
The source said Wills’ decision to move forward isn’t being “critical” of the Queen – but he is instead “looking ahead to how things will be in 40 years’ time”.
“He listens to people, he really does, and has got a very clear vision for the future,” they said.
Wills ended his visit with an unprecedented statement suggesting a number of countries could break their ties with the monarchy.
The carefully-worded “reflection” said the tour had “brought into sharper focus questions about the past and future”.
The trip — the first of the Platinum Jubilee — was organised between Kensington Palace and the governments of Belize, Jamaica and Bahamas.
But it was mired in anti-royal protests and social media scorn.
The couple held 30 engagements. But insiders said the two most controversial arose from requests by local leaders.
In Trench Town, Jamaica, the couple were pictured shaking hands of children held back by wire fences.
Then in Kingston, they were blasted for standing in an Army Land Rover driven by a black chauffeur as they headed to salute military recruits.
‘BRUISED BY ATTACKS’
We can reveal Wills and Kate were convinced by a general, proud that the vehicle had once carried the Queen and Prince Philip.
The Land Rover was acquired by the Jamaican Defence Force in 1962 and has just 2,342 kilometres on the clock.
The Queen and Philip were driven on the back of the vehicle on tour in 1994.
The insider said: “The Land Rover was forced upon William and Kate. Advisers knew it was going to be a problem but the general who ran the parade wanted to use it.”
Elsewhere, it’s claimed William plans to have around 70 fewer aides when he succeeds Charles as Prince of Wales.
He will instead nearly halve the estimated 137 staff his dad relies on to create a more cost-effective and less formal team.
Wills and Kate will also employ a small staff working on “comfortable and credible” good causes — five or six in total.
There will also be shorter solo trips such as Kate’s well-received recent visit to Copenhagen, Denmark.
An insider told HOAR: “William and Kate will modernise how they work. It’s a breath of fresh air.
“They were bruised by attacks that their Caribbean trip harked back to the colonial age.
“In the future they will rip up the rule-book and do things ‘The Cambridge Way’.
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“They’re trying to work out what that will look like.
“It is not a criticism of how it was done in the past. But times are changing.”