The Reason Kate Middleton And Prince William Confronted A BBC Radio Host

There might be a rift between Prince William and Prince Harry, but it seems both of the royals are serious about protecting their families from the media. Prince William and Kate Middleton aren't suing a tabloid like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are, but they did confront a BBC radio host who talked about Princess Charlotte on his show. 

As fans of the royal family know, young Princess Charlotte started school this year. Her parents dropped her off on her first day at her new school, where one of her teachers greeted her with a handshake. 

Prince William and Middleton were listening to the Breakfast Show hosted by Greg James on BBC Radio 1 that morning and heard the host make a joke about their daughter. "I saw the photo [of Princess Charlotte] during the show and said, 'Who the hell shakes hands with their teacher on the first day?'" James recently explained to The Mirror.

Prince William and Kate Middleton were not impressed with the joke

The royal couple were not amused by James joking about their daughter, but they didn't say anything right away. A few weeks after the incident, James went to Kensington Palace along with the winners of Radio 1's Teen Heroes awards to meet the royals. At the event, he was pulled aside by Kate Middleton and Prince William. 

"They said: 'We were listening on the morning of little Charlotte's first day, and we want to talk to you about the handshaking thing...'" said James. "I went: 'Oh God, no!' They'd heard me saying this school was so posh they had to shake hands with their teacher every day. They were not like that in my day. You were pleased if you got a smile."

It seems that Prince William and Kate Middleton didn't get too stern with James, but they did tell him off. Still, the confrontation ended well. "I'm sure it's all absolutely fine," said James.