Prince William and Kate’s Marriage Stable, Breaking Generations of Strained Royal Marriage
Royal family news and updates say that the British royal family has a history of failed marriages, but Prince William and Kate Middleton “has broken the cycle.” The couple has been married for 10 years already, and royal observers can say that they are steady and stable.
Royal historian Robert Lacey said that Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s relationship is in stark contrast to the track record of marital failure in previous generations of the House of Windsor.
“The House of Windsor has an abysmal track record of marital failure, but William has broken the cycle,” Lacey wrote, per People.
Much Credit to Kate Middleton
Lacey says much credits go to Kate for having a solid relationship with William. He describes Princess Catherine as empathetic and someone who understands her role as future consort to the monarch.
Whether in their marriage, parenting, and royal work, the couple represents a united front. Royal experts and friends say that Kate and William seem to be equal, like a yin and yang, and having great communication keeps them well connected. They also spend quality time with each other, as well as their three children. The couple wants to give their children a normal childhood despite their royal titles.
In addition, they’ve spent nearly a decade together before they married in 2011, which gave them some sort of training of having each other and building their relationship before tying the knot.
Another big thing that contributes to their golden relationship is their contrasting backgrounds. According to their former private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, “They are bringing to the party different means of achieving the whole.”
Per Vanity Fair, Lowther-Pinkerton said that the Duke “has the experience of knowing where the institution sits and seeing it evolve… The Duchess brings this pragmatic awareness of what it’s like to be from a decent, down-to-earth family.”
“They have a solid bond through these last 10 years. If you had scoured the realm you couldn’t have got a better pair, frankly,” he told People.
Kate and William’s Role Models
While William’s parents, Charles and Diana, had a troubled marriage even before they passed their 10th anniversary, Kate and William have other role models for their marriage. Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael, have been married for 41 years now. They also take inspiration from Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s more than seven decades of marriage.
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