The new generation of royals is a hit with the public for the simple reason that they are relatable.
Gone are the days where we would only see a royal waving from Buckingham Palace balcony. Now they are accessible, all over social media, from Prince William and Kate Middleton's love of emojis to Princess Eugenie dominating Instagram with her behind the scenes royal snaps and the Queen and Prince Philip’s Twitter account.
But it doesn't stop there - it seems like behind closed doors they're pretty down to earth too, with it emerging that there is a royal family WhatsApp group.
Oh, to be a fly on the wall of that group.
In an interview with The Mirror, former rugby player Mike Tindall (who is married to the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall) explained that he and a few members of the Royal household have a group WhatsApp.
He said, ‘Me, my brother and then a few of Zara’s side like her brother Pete and the cousins are on WhatsApp groups. I wouldn’t say we’re cutting edge, but it’s just easier for some reason on WhatsApp.’
‘I’m in about 25,000 groups. You might do it for a get-together and just stay on the group, and occasionally people will post,' Mike continued. 'You’re scared to leave because you don’t want to be seen as rude.’
We get you Mike.
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