It has been widely known that Prince William and Kate Middleton are husband and wife, and have lived together for nearly ten years. Throughout those years, they faced difficult times and various challenges. We also recalled when their three lovely children were introduced to the world, but after Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, many things changed. Many realized immediately, particularly those heavily invested in these children’s lives, what was going on in the royal family. Throughout this post, we would know what happened to the life of this royal couple.
Ups And Downs
In the days before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge became husbands and wives, they were like ordinary couples experiencing good and bad times in their relationship. They met at the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2001 when they were both students. We got some details that Prince William spotted Kate Middleton at the charity show. We may think it was the beginning of the love story of the royal couple.
At Long Last
Both of them began to date, but the relationship between the couple was significantly disrupted. We could say that mainly when she was with Prince William, the media recognized Kate and tried to scoop up everything she did. At one point, Kate Middleton decided to file a complaint with her lawyer for the harassment of the media. The couple decided to part ways in 2007. But then, after a few days of breaking up, they ended up fixing their relationship again. Ten years later, at Westminster Abbey, they decided to tie the knot.
The Married Life
Prince William and Kate started a new story as husband and wife after they exchanged vows in Westminster Abbey. The royal couple started living together, and Prince George was born in 2013 and became a part of their family. Those who supported the couple noticed that they would display no romantic feelings to one another even though they were close to each other. Nonetheless, we understood why they showed no affection for each other, especially in people’s eyes.
The explanation that Prince William and Kate in the eyes of the public did not show much affection was because they were working. We could tell that hugging or holding hands while on duty was inappropriate. That was also why the royal couple, especially in the public or mass press, would not have displayed their unconditional love. They both understood their responsibility and their role as a monarchy.
Emily Nash of Hello said in the interview in 2017: “ The Duke and Duchess are almost always seen in photographs taken during official engagements, so they are at ‘work,’ and it would be unprofessional to hold hands.” She then went on to say, “They also need to shake hands with a huge number of people as they meet them, so aside from being on duty, it wouldn’t be convenient!” As she explicitly stated why the royal couple would display no love for each other in public.
Sporting Events Are Different
One source stated, “We know [the Duke and Duchess] are very affectionate and that sometimes comes across during more lighthearted moments, at sporting events or similar, but you wouldn’t expect them to put that on show while in a more formal situation.” In some events, we could see that when they weren’t at work, they often expressed their love. Lots of people had seen the royal couple admiring each other at the 2012 London Olympics.
New Couple In Town
In 2017, people recognized the change in their relationship. The relationship between Prince Harry and Meghan was a matter of interest to the people and the media. Is it possible that the new couple was the reason why something was off about Prince William and Kate’s relationship? It could also be that they didn’t have the attention of the people and the media?
Harry And Meghan
Unless we were updated about the life of the Royal family, we might know that we have seen Prince Harry and Meghan holding hands. Also, the royal couple was seen kissing at the polo match, which many people did not expect. Nonetheless, we understood that they’d like to give each other a lot of love.
A Fresh Modern Approach
Myka Meier, who was regarded as a royal etiquette specialist, said, “Meghan and Prince Harry holding hands at a royal engagement is a refreshingly modern approach to their new role both as a couple and as representatives of the royal family.” So people who were interested in knowing about the life of royalty were informed about it in 2017.
Besides the explanation, Meier could tell that PDA or public display of affection was “simply a matter of preference for each couple and is also likely dependent on the nature of the event.” Like Charles and Camilla, who expressed their affection by holding each other’s hands in some events. It can be called a general rule of thumb that “a more serious engagement would warrant a more serious level of professionalism, which each royal is sure to follow.”
The idea that professionalism has been strictly enforced should be well known to everyone. The author of Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life felt it was necessary to teach us how people demonstrated or lacked affection in 2017. Moreover, we could see that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have always expressed their profound love for one another. The author of the book Bedell-Smith said that “ In the manner of the upper class, neither of them were physically demonstrative.”
A lot of people didn’t expect what Prince William and Kate did that day in October 2018. Both of them were not bothered even if the public saw their fondness for each other. One such indication was the moment the Duchess came back from her maternity leave after having given birth to her son, Prince Louis. We all knew what had happened at the time, and in fact, the couple shocked everyone with their behavior.
Quite Unusual For The Pair
Prince William was with his wife Kate at London’s Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit. People saw the prince place his hand on his wife’s back. They were also caught when the Duke also put his hand on the Duchess ‘ leg. It may not be typical for us to believe that the couple did that in public. That being said, those around them noticed what they were doing at the summit.
Nevertheless, it was not the only time people saw them showing affection in public. Prince William and his wife Kate appeared after several days in the summit in Princess Eugenie ‘s Wedding Day. People saw them show fondness to one another. One person named Kirsten Aiken snapped a picture of the couple to share it with the rest of the world. In her tweet, she mentioned, “Commentary team oohs and aahs over a rare PDA by William and Kate (mind you, they’re only holding hands!).”
The body language interpreter, Judi James, had a lot of things to describe what the couple did. In an interview with Daily Mirror, the body language interpreter said, “They managed to outdo Harry and Meghan.” She then continued, “Kate reached across to place a hand on the arm of her husband’s chair, and he put his hand over it in a very romantic gesture.” We were also taken aback by what they did that day.
Judi interpreted as well the body language displayed at the summit by the royal couple. In The Daily Express, the body language interpreter claimed, “Kate seems to have increased in confidence with her at their first public outing together since the birth, and William is unusually tactile, flashing some sweet ‘pinging’ smiles at his wife to suggest he’s incredibly pleased to have her back at his side.” We might even think the couple was comfortable with each other and their surroundings.
We might wonder why the royal couple had begun to change how they act in public. Nevertheless, if we read the Daily Mirror report, it was assumed that it was “prompted by the very tactile displays from Harry and Meghan.” as the person named James had said.
Hoping To Shine Brighter
Those who were heavily invested in the life of the royal family felt Prince William and Kate wanted to support the lovely couple. A person on Twitter even said that the Duke and Duchess expected to “upstage” the new royal couple.
A rumor was circulating that the royal family members had lingering resentment. In 2018, in gossip magazines, we could read that Kate and Meghan were creating a buzz before Meghan was married to Prince Harry. As per the unidentified person, there had been details about the conflict about Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress. Kate burst into tears regarding the issue and disputed their decision.
The dispute between the sisters-in-law has become popular news. In November 2018, the news broadcast the Duke and Duchess of Sussex leaving Kensington Palace. The couple’s actions would have meant that Prince William and his wife, Kate, would have been far from them. An anonymous source told the Daily Mail that the two agreed to leave Kensington Palace after the sister in law had a feud with each other.
Not Getting Along
One more source told The Sun that it wasn’t about the ladies that there were issues between the two royal couples. In the same month, the source also said that the conflict between the royal family was between the two princes. We might believe it could be correct, but how did the news come up that the two sisters-in-law had issues with each other?
From Different Worlds
One individual who said he was “the close friend of the Cambridges” stated that the two Duchesses rarely saw each other. It would be unlikely for them to have a significant problem with each other. The source even said: “Kate and Meghan are very different people. They don’t get on.” We also discovered that the two sisters-in-law had distinct characteristics and that they were completely different from each other. The information we received wasn’t that shocking to us at all.
Behind Closed Doors
Despite all this information, we knew that the members of the royal family were the only ones who knew what was going on. They would not let the media and the public enter Kensington Palace, which was why we had limited information about the royalty people. This is also an explanation as to why we have no knowledge about the royalties, and since we’ve only been concentrating on how they’ve publicly expressed their love for their partner.
Bonding Between Ladies
The photo was taken during the 2018 Christmas season. It was during the holiday season where the entire family had come together. Looking back at the body language in the picture, we could see that Kate and Meghan, like the other royals, enjoyed their celebration. Maybe they are forcing themselves, trying to like the sight of each other in front of the camera. The body language specialists of Patti Wood, however, mentioned that “See how they’re laughing [and]how they’re all walking in sync?” Patti also added at Marie Claire, “It’s challenging to do that if you don’t like somebody.”
The Significance Of Accessories
The experts have explained how they had their accessories put or used. Another indication of that was when the bag was placed near the husband and that it would mean she wanted to get away from her husband or separate herself. We could also often believe that even a small thing we do has its meaning.
A Good Sign
The picture of Kate and her husband, Prince William, was an excellent example of a positive indication that the accessories played a significant role in everything we do. We could see that she didn’t hold her husband’s hand, but instead, she put her bag in between. The specialists clarified that Meghan and Kate walking together at the event indicated they had no conflict with each other. In the metaphorical and physical sense, they had no problem between them.
Making An Effort
Experts on body language also studied how their accessories would be worn while in public. We could see how Kate looked in the photo. The Duchess didn’t hold her husband’s hand while they were in the place. Instead, she held her bag to her side, which was a way of separating them. Experts on body language said it would be a sign that there were no disputes in the relationship between the two sisters-in-law. If we saw how they were at the celebration, we would probably agree.
On Their Own
A departure from the timeless royal traditions gave the public insight into something that’s happening between the members of the family. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did not want to follow every royal tradition they were given, and they wanted to move away for themselves.
Have A Chat
Apparently the tensions existed between the Windsors when Harry and Meghan finally agreed to marry. soon after William had first met Meghan, his future sister-in-law, he told Harry he wanted to sit down and chat with him.
Even for William, it was clear that Harry and Meghan were so in love. He knew they’d get married one day, and this was the next step, but William warned Harry not to rush too quickly. He also told Harry that he was a bit suspicious that they were so quick to enter into such a serious relationship.
We have often seen Kate and Meghan in the headlines in 2019, where they had issues with their friendship. The moment Sarah Ferguson heard the news pop-up, the Duchess of York shared her insights about what was unfolding between the two. It was early in February when the two were in the headlines once again.
Suppose we were unable to recall the Duchess of York since we were still too young when she went out in public. During their era, people compared the Duchess to Princess Diana. She explained the quality of information we have on the internet, according to the Duchess of York. She sent the Hello magazine an open letter saying, “It seems that anything goes online.”
Pitting Women Against Each Other
In relation to the statement in the letter written by Duchess of York, “Women, in particular, are constantly pitted against and compared with [one another] in a way that reminds me of how people tried to portray Diana and me all the time as rivals, which is something neither of us ever really felt.” The letter says: “People feel licensed to say things online that they would never dream of saying to someone’s face. And that encourages others to pile in.”
No Concrete Evidence
We could perhaps note that if the two Duchesses or Princes had an issue, we ought to find information about their quarrels or their rivalry against one another. Nevertheless, we did not have solid proof that they had a serious problem with each other. For this issue, we should note that there was no real evidence that all the royal families wished to outshine other members. It was all about the paparazzi or people who made up stories and rumors that we would all be happy to engage in.
Another Royal Couple
However, we would like to talk about another royal couple who displayed their affection in public. The couple was Charles and Camilla, which was seen in the Vanity Fair in December 2018. We could see that Camilla’s hand was on the leg of her partner. We could think that these two were adorable, but there were also who would disagree.
Some Tweaks To The Rules
If Prince Charles took the throne, we might think that he and his wife would change the rules. We’d look at what they would do in the future. It could be interesting to see what he could do if he ascended. We might say that there were a lot of exciting things in the royal family.
“Times have changed.” This is according to a Biographer named Penny Junor while being interviewed with Good Housekeeping last year. Charles is still so deeply in love that even after all those years, with Camilla, it would be difficult for him not to display his natural affection. “We couldn’t deny that the royalties were also human and that they would show affection to their partners.”
And The Award Goes To
We still thought, however, that Meghan and Prince Harry were still royal members who showed a great deal of affection to the public and that people even saw both of them showing great love in society. Another example was when people saw a royal couple on their royal tour of Australasia.
Prince Harry didn’t hesitate if the people around him saw them. The prince would hold the hand of his wife as they traveled together. We could even see them clapping, but the Duchess did not remove the arms of Prince Harry. Her husband may love her so much that she will always show the prince her love.
Some people thought the royal couple was adorable, but others didn’t like what they did in public. A man in Mumsnet thought it was wrong for the couple to show their affection while on their duty by stating, “Can they stop holding their hands for the love of God? They ‘re not on a date. They do official business!” Some people might think it was unprofessional what they were doing in public.
Growing Even Closer
James also mentioned that after the birth of Prince Louis, Kate and William are becoming even closer. She told Daily Express, “They have changed their smiles together, and their affection and love signals are much more intense and open than ever before, suggesting that the birth of their third child has somehow put them on the stage.”
Not Just Them
However, Prince William and Kate were not the only people who got closer together due to their child. We could say that Prince Harry and Meghan, even in the eyes of people, were comfortable. The couple went to Whakarewarewa Forest on their royal tour to enjoy their private time. The Duke and Duchess had been in this place for some time and enjoyed each moment. Prince Harry captured a lovely picture, for example, that his wife, Meghan, held her tummy.
Thanks To The Kids
One reason we could say that the couple came closer than we thought was because of a child. That’s what happened with Prince Harry and Meghan, Prince William and Kate. We may feel the couple were closer to each other with their babies’ help, but not for their relationship.
Doesn’t Mean Anything
We could see that Kate and William often showed their love in public. We could also say that they were still in love with each other. We should not think that not showing any public affection would lead to difficulties in their relations. Some people, and not only royal family members, did not want to show their love in public.
Over 70 Years
The Queen and Prince Philip could often be said to have their affection in public. Nevertheless, they have a healthy relationship that lasts for seventy years. It was sufficient proof that even we didn’t have any love in the eye of the public. Our relationship with our partner should continue; we just have to love our partner and value it.
The Kids Included
We knew that the couple in the royal family usually showed no affection for each other, particularly their duty. However, did the royalty parents show their affection to their children? It might depend on the parents of the child if they want to show their love for their children, but most would not usually show affection even with their children.
Parents And Kids
We could also say that even in the past, the royal family, especially in the eyes of the people, showed no affection. Kensington Palace was not aware that parents would give their children love. His parents left Prince Charles six months after they traveled, for example. After his parents came back, his mother and father gave the little prince a handshake.
However, Princess Diana was different from other parents in the royal family. Princess Diana was Prince Charles’ former wife, and she was a parent who would love her child and show it to the public. The example was when she went on a trip to leave her children behind, but she took Prince William on her tour. We might think that when she brought her son during her journey, the Princess was brave, especially when she had a royal status in her name. It was also why the people loved Princess Diana.
The people recognized Princess Diana for her compassion for her kids. The Princess even kneeled before her children to talk to them appropriately. Ingrid Seward, who stood in Majesty’s magazines, said, “Diana was the first royal family member to do so.” She said, “The royal family used to say that everybody should be different.