Kate Middleton’s role in William’s ‘destiny’ discussed by expert
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are celebrating their ten-year anniversary today, a huge milestone for the royal couple. Meanwhile, the Queen is mourning the loss of her husband, who she was married to for 73 years. The Duke of Edinburgh was her loyal partner and consort through vast changes in the family, the nation, and the world.
However, their long-lasting marriage is now reflected in their grandson William’s relationship with his wife Kate.
This key ingredient in both relationships is a sense of humour, according to OK! magazine.
Prince William showed his cheeky side when he teased Kate in their engagement interview back in 2010.
When asked about the rumour that Kate had a poster of William on her wall as a teenager, William butted in: “There wasn’t just one, there was about 20.”
Kate laughed, saying: “He wishes! No, I had the Levi’s guy on my wall, not a picture of William ‒ sorry.”
WIlliam quipped: “It was me in Levi’s, obviously.”
The following year, on their first official tour as a married couple, William again went in for some good-natured ribbing when they got stuck into painting at an arts academy for disadvantaged children in Los Angeles.
Looking at Kate’s painting, he asked: “What the heck is that?”
William himself said that humour is a lynchpin for their relationship.
He said: “She’s got a really naughty sense of humour, which kind of helps me because I’ve got a really dirty sense of humour.”
Similarly, the Queen is said to have been greatly amused by Philip’s “naughty” sense of humour.
He even kept her smiling through lockdown at Windsor Castle in their last year together, according to Joe Little, the managing editor of Majesty magazine.
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Mr Little told Hello! magazine: “He is such an important ingredient in her success and happiness.
“He makes her laugh, he’s got a slightly naughty sense of humour, a sense of the ridiculous that keeps her amused.”
Phil Dampier, author of ‘Prince Philip: Wise words and Golden Gaffes’ agreed that the Duke has “always had the ability to make [the Queen] laugh”.
This is also backed up by Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, who said this sense of humour was a “decisive factor” in their long-lasting marriage and public partnership.
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In a comment piece for The Sun, she wrote: “His sense of humour, so called ‘gaffes’ and all, were a decisive factor in his relationship with the Queen. He made her laugh.
“In earlier days, the shy Queen would freeze before the television cameras.
“Prince Philip would diffuse the situation with an amusing aside to bring a smile to the Queen’s face.
“When you are under a constant spotlight, as she has been for almost her entire life, this made a vital difference.”
Prince Philip died on April 9 and was laid to rest in Winsor on April 17.
Due to coronavirus restrictions, there were only 30 mourners present at the service, but it was televised to millions across the world.
The Queen had to sit alone in St George’s Chapel.
It resulted in an image that captured the nation’s hearts in feeling for the Queen and her grief.
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