Thanks To Harry And Meghan, William And Kate’s Relationship Has Changed

Published on 08/06/2020
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We knew that Prince William and Kate Middleton became husband and wife, and they lived together for almost ten years. They faced difficult times and different challenges during those years. We also remembered that they announced their three lovely children to the public, but some things had changed between this couple after Prince Harry tied a vow to Meghan Markle. People immediately recognized what was happening in the royal family, especially those interested in the lives of these children. In this article, we would know what had occurred between this royal couple and what happened to their life.

Average Couple

The days before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge became husband and wife, they also had face ups and downs in their relationship like an average couple would have. In 2001, they met at the University of St Andrews in Scotland when they were still students. We got a piece of information stating that Prince William recognized Kate Middleton at the charity fashion show. We might think that it was the beginning of the royal couple’s love story.

Average Couple

Average Couple

Chose To Marry Each Other

The two began to date each other, but the couple had a hindrance in their relationship. We could say that the media recognized Kate and tried to scoop up everything she did, especially when she was with Prince William. At one point, Kate Middleton decided to file a complaint with the help of her lawyer because of harassment of the media. In the year 2007, the couple decided to break up. However, after a couple of days, they ended up fixing their relationship again. After a decade of their story, they chose to marry in Westminster Abbey.

Chose To Marry Each Other

Chose To Marry Each Other

Husband And Wife

After the two exchanged vows in Westminster Abbey, Prince William and Kate started a new story as husband and wife. The royal couple began living together, and in the year 2013, Prince George was born and became part of their family. People who supported the couple recognized that even though the two were close to each other, they would not show any affection to each other in public. However, we knew that there were reasons why they did not display their love for each other, especially in people’s eyes.

Husband And Wife

Husband And Wife

They Were Working

The reason why Prince William and Kate would not show any affection when in the eyes of the public was because they were working. We could tell that it was inappropriate to hug or hold hands while on duty. It was also the same explanation of why the royal couple would not show their fondness with each other, especially in the open place or in the media. The two understood their duty and also their position as the monarchy.

They Were Working

They Were Working

Always In Photographs

In the interview in the year 2017, Emily Nash of HELLO said that “ 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 also added, “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 very practical!” As she explained why the royal couple would not show any affection with each other at the public.

Always In Photographs

Always In Photographs

Sporting Events 

A source said, “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.” We could see in some events that they also showed affection when they were not in their work. People saw the royal couple being fond of each other in the London Olympics in 2012.

Sporting Events 

Sporting Events

New Couple

People had recognized the change in their relationship in the year 2017. People and the media were focused on the relationship between Prince Harry and Meghan. Could it be that the new couple was the reason why something was different in the relationship with Prince William and Kate? Or could it be that they did not have the attention of the people and the media?

New Couple

New Couple

Harry And Meghan

If we were updated on the Royal family’s life, then we might know that we had seen Prince Harry and Meghan while they were holding each other’s hands. The royal couple was also seen kissing at the polo match, which people did not expect. However, we accepted the fact that they like to give a lot of affection to each other.

Harry And Meghan

Harry And Meghan

Holding Hands

Myka Meier, who was known 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.” It was explained to the people who were curious about the life of royalty in the year 2017.

Holding Hands

Holding Hands

Royal PDA

In addition to 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 showed their fondness by holding each other’s hands in some of the events. We might call it 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.”

Royal PDA

Royal PDA

Professionalism

Everyone should know that professionalism was strictly implemented. In the year 2017, the author of the life story named Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life wanted to tell us about how people demonstrated or lacked affection. We could also see Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip would always demonstrate their fondness. The author of the book named Bedell-Smith, stated, “ In the manner of the upper class, neither of them were physically demonstrative.”

Professionalism

Professionalism

Sudden Appearance

In October 2018, people did not expect what Prince William and Kate did that day. The two did not worry if they demonstrated their fondness in public. The example of those events was the time when the Duchess returned from her maternity leave after she gave birth to her son Prince Louis. We all knew what happened at that time, and we were surprised by the couple.

Sudden Appearance

Sudden Appearance

Quite Unusual

At London’s Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit, Prince William was with his wife, Kate. The people saw that the prince was placing his hand on the back of his wife. At some point, they also captured that the Duke also put his hand on the leg of the Duchess. We might think that it was not natural for the couple to act like that in public. However, the people around them saw what they did at the summit.

Quite Unusual 

Quite Unusual

A Rareness

Surprisingly, it was not the only time that the people saw them displaying affection in public. After several days at the summit, Prince William and his wife Kate attended the wedding day of Princess Eugenie. People did see them giving affection to each other. An individual named Kirsten Aiken took an image of the couple to share it with the public. In her twitter, she stated that “Commentary team oohs and aahs over an apparently rare PDA by William and Kate (mind you, they’re only holding hands!).”

A Rareness

A Rareness

Body Language

Judi James, who was known as a body language interpreter, had plenty of things to describe what the couple did. In the interview with Daily Mirror, the body language interpreter said, “They managed to outdo Harry and Meghan here.” She also added, “Kate reached across to place a hand on the arm of her husband’s chair, and he put his own hand over it in a very romantic gesture.” We were also surprised by what they did on that day.

Body Language

Body Language

Friendly Smiles

Judi also explained the body language that the royal couple displayed at the summit. The body language interpreter said in Daily Express, “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 think that the couple was comfortable with each other and also to their environment.

Friendly Smiles

Friendly Smiles

Rivalry

We might ask ourselves what the reason why the royal couple changed how they act in public was. However, if we read the article in the Daily Mirror, it stated that “prompted by the very tactile displays from Harry and Meghan.” it was said by the person named James.

Rivalry

Rivalry

Supporting The New Couple

People interested in the life of the royal family had the impression that Prince William and Kate wanted to support the new couple. On Twitter, a person stated that the Duke and Duchess expected to “upstage” the new royal couple.

Supporting The New Couple

Supporting The New Couple

Bad Blood

A gossip was spreading that there was bad blood among the members of the royal family. In the year 2018, we could read in gossip magazines that Kate and Meghan were making a fuss before Meghan was tied to Prince Harry. According to the unnamed individual, there was information about the dispute with the bridesmaid dress for Princess Charlotte. The issue and conflict between their decision resulted in making Kate cry.

Bad Blood

Bad Blood

Moving On

The conflict among the sisters-in-law became popular news. The media shared about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex leaving Kensington Palace in November 2018. The couple’s actions would mean that they would be far from Prince William and his wife, Kate. An Unnamed source gave the information to the Daily Mail that the two decided to transfer into Kensington Palace after the sister in law had a feud with each other.

Moving On

Moving On

They’re Not Close

Another source shared a story in The Sun that the matter between the two royal couples was not because of the ladies. In that same month, the source stated that the royal family’s problem was between the two princes. We might think that it might be possible, but how did the news end up when the two sisters-in-law had an issue with each other?

They're Not Close

They’re Not Close

Close Friend Of The Cambridges

A person who said that he was the “close friend of the Cambridges” shared that the two Duchess were not seeing each other. It might be impossible that they would have a matter about one another. The individual also said that “Kate and Meghan are very different people. They don’t really get on.” We even knew that the two sisters-in-law had various personalities and dissimilar to each other. We were not shocked by the information that we got.

Close Friend Of The Cambridges

Close Friend Of The Cambridges

Behind The Palace

Despite all of these pieces of information, we knew that the members of the royal family were the only people who knew what was happening. In Kensington Palace, they would not let the media and public let anyone enter. It was the reason we had limited info about the people of royalty. It was also the explanation of why we had limited knowledge about the royalties, and we only based on how they publicly gave their affection to their partner.

Behind The Palace

Behind The Palace

Enjoying The Company

The picture was captured during the Christmas season in 2018. It was the holiday season where the whole family had reunited. If we examined the body language in the image, we could see that Kate and Meghan enjoyed their celebration like the other royals. They might be forcing themselves, enjoying with one another in front of the camera. However, the body language specialists named Patti Wood stated that “See how they’re laughing [and]how they’re all walking in sync?” Patti also added at Marie Claire, “It’s really difficult to do that if you really, really don’t like somebody.”

Enjoying The Company

Enjoying The Company

The Importance Of Accessories

According to the experts, the accessories also had a sign on how they put or used their accessories. One example of that was when the bag was placed near the husband, and then it would mean that she wanted to get away or separate from her husband. We might think that even a little thing we do has a meaning of its own.

The Importance Of Accessories

The Importance Of Accessories

A Good Example

One good example of a good sign that the accessories had a significance to everything we did was the image of Kate and her husband, Prince William. We could see that she did not hold her husband’s hand, but she placed her bag between them. The experts explained that Meghan and Kate walking together at the event was a sign that they did not have any conflict with each other. They had no problem between them in the metaphorical and physical sense.

A Good Example

A Good Example

Effort

The body language experts even studied how they would hold their accessories while in public. We could see how Kate looked in the image, the Duchess did not hold her husband’s hand while in the location, but she was grasping her bag on her side, which was a way to separate them from each other. Professional body language said that it was a sign that the two sisters-in-law were not having any problem in their relationship. We could agree if we saw how they were at the celebration.

Effort

Effort

Minor Speculation

In 2019, we often saw Kate and Meghan in the news where they had trouble in their relationship. The moment that the information pop-up, it was recognized by Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York shared her thoughts about what was happening between the two. It was early in February when the two were on the headlines again.

Minor Speculation

Minor Speculation

Always Compared

Suppose we could not remember the Duchess of York because we were too young when she appeared in public. People compared the Duchess to Princess Diana during their era. According to the Duchess of York, she explained the quality of the information we got on the internet. She sent out an open letter to the Hello magazine, stating, “It seems that anything goes online.”

Always Compared

Always Compared

Pitted Against Each Other

In addition to the statement of the letter that Duchess of York had written was, “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’s continuation was, “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.”

Pitted Against Each Other

Pitted Against Each Other

No Solid Proof

We should remember that if there were a problem with the two Duchesses or Princes, we should find information about their quarrels or feud against each other. However, we did not have hard evidence to prove that they were having an issue. In this topic, we should keep this in mind that there was no real proof that every royal family wanted to outshine other members. It was about the paparazzi or people who were making up stories and rumors that soon we would be interested.

No Solid Proof

No Solid Proof

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.

Another Royal Couple

Another Royal Couple

Some Changes To The Rules

We might think that if Prince Charles took the throne, he and his wife would change the rules. We would just look at what they would do in the future. It might be interesting to see what would happen if he ascended. We could say that many exciting things were happening inside the royal family.

Some Changes To The Rules

Some Changes To The Rules

Switching Times

A Biographer named Penny Junor shared with Good Housekeeping the previous year that, “Times have changed. Charles is still so besotted with Camilla – even after all these years – that it would be hard for him not to show his natural affection.” We could not deny that the royalties were also human, and they would also show affection to their loved ones if they wanted to.

Switching Times

Switching Times

Getting Awards

However, we still considered that Meghan and Prince Harry were still the royal members who showed a lot of fondness in public, and there were even times that people saw the two that they were displaying plenty of affection in public. Another example was when people had seen the royal couple on the Australasian royal tour.

Getting Awards

Getting Awards

Most Loving

Prince Harry did not waver if the people around them saw them. The prince would hold his wife’s hand while they were traveling together. We could even see them clap along, but the Duchess did not remove her arm from her husband. She might love her husband so much that she would always show her love to the prince.

Most Loving

Most Loving

Criticisms

Some people would find the royal couple adorable, but other individuals did not like what they were doing in public. A person in Mumsnet thought that it was inappropriate for the couple to display their fondness in their duty, stating that, “For the love of God, could they stop holding hands? They’re not on a date, they’re carrying out official business!” Some people might think that what they were doing in public was unprofessional.

Criticisms

Criticisms

Closer Together

James thought that the changes in how the royal couple Prince William and Kate had changed were the birth of their child  Prince Louis. The professional stated in Daily Express that, “Their smiles together have changed, and their affection and love signals are much more intense and open than ever before, suggesting the birth of their third child has somehow thrown them back into the honeymoon stage.”

Closer Together

Closer Together

Not The Only One

However, Prince William and Kate were not the only ones who became closer to each other because of their child. We could say that Prince Harry and Meghan were comfortable with each other, even in the eyes of the people. At the royal tour, the couple was seen going to Whakarewarewa Forest to enjoy their private time. The Duke and Duchess had spent some time while in that place and relished every moment they had. One instance that Prince Harry captured an adorable picture was that his wife Meghan held her tummy.

Not The Only One

Not The Only One

Thanks To The Children

We could tell that one reason that the couple became closer than we think of is because of a child. We could include the royal couple like Prince Harry and Meghan, also Prince William and Kate. We might think that the couple would be closer to each other with the babies’ help, but not on how long their relationship was.

Thanks To The Children

Thanks To The Children

Doesn’t Imply Anything

We might see that Kate and William frequently showed their fondness in public. We could still tell that they always loved each other. We should not think that not showing any fondness in public would mean there were troubles in their relationship. Some people did not want to show their affection when they were in public, not only the royal family members.

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Doesn’t Imply Anything

Over 70 Years

We could say that the Queen and Prince Philip often show their affection in public. However, they got a strong relationship that lasted for seventy years. It was enough proof that even we did not display fondness in the eye of the public. Our relationship with our partner would still last. We just need to love and respect our partner.

Over 70 Years

Over 70 Years

The Kids Involved

We knew that the couple in the royal family would usually not show affection towards each other, especially in their duty. However, did the parents of the royalties display their attachment with their children? It might depend on the child’s parents if they want to show how they loved their child, but most of them would usually not show their fondness even with their kids.

The Kids Involved

The Kids Involved

Parents And Kids

We could say that even in the past, the royal family did not show affection towards each other, especially in the eyes of the people. Kensington Palace was not known that the parents would give affection to their kids. One example was his parents left the five-year-old Prince Charles for six months after they travelled. After his parents returned, the little prince was given a handshake by his mother and father.

Parents And Kids

Parents And Kids

Princess Diana

However, Princess Diana was different from other parents in the royal family. Princess Diana was the previous wife of Prince Charles, and she was the parent who would give affection to her child. The example of her act was when she would go on a trip and leave her child behind, but she would take Prince William with her tour. We might think that the Princess was brave when she brought her son during her travel, especially when she was carrying a royal status in her name. It was also the reason why the people loved Princess Diana.

Princess Diana

Princess Diana

Loving Royal

The people recognized Princess Diana because of her kindness to her child. The Princess would even kneel before her child to talk with them appropriately. Ingrid Seward, who was in the Majesty magazines, said, “Diana was the first member of the royal family to do this.” She also added, “The royal family used to say that everyone had to be deferential. But Diana said, ‘If someone [could] be nervous of you, or you’re speaking to a very young child or a sick person, get yourself on their level.’”

Loving Royal

Loving Royal

With Their Kids

Prince William and his wife Kate were showing a lot of affection to their children. Whether in the eye of the public or even in their private time, the parents would play with their kids, hold their hands, laugh with their child even when they were at their duty or events, and they would also carry their children everywhere they would go. At the Trooping the Color ceremony in the year 2017, we could see the entire family was happy at the balcony.

With Their Kids

With Their Kids

Parenting Habit

Prince William and Kate wanted their children to open up with them especially needed to. At the time, Prince William was featured in CALMzine in the year 2017, and the prince stated that “Catherine and I are clear that we want both George and Charlotte to grow up feeling able to talk about their emotions and feelings.” He said the statement before the birth of their youngest child, Louis. We also consider that the Duke and Duchess would also want their youngest to open with them.

Parenting Habit

Parenting Habit

Communication Is Key

Prince William also added to the publication that, “Over the past year, [Kate and I] have visited a number of schools together where we have been amazed listening to children talk about some quite difficult subjects in a really clear and emotionally articulate way – something most adults would struggle with.” We could tell that the Duke was serious about this matter. The prince had to have their child to communicate with them.

Communication Is Key

Communication Is Key

New Generation

In addition to the Duke’s statement was, “Seeing [these children] has really given me hope that things are changing and that there is a generation coming up who find it normal to talk openly about their emotions. Emotional intelligence is key for us all to deal with the complexities of life and relationships.” The prince had his view about the matter of communicating with their child.

New Generation

New Generation

Just Be Kids

We consider Prince William and Kate to tell their kids about public displays of affection when they grew up. They would try to make their children understand everything to make sure they knew the positive and negative effects of what they would do. However, they would now enjoy their life being children.

Just Be Kids

Just Be Kids

New Parents

We might think that gossip about Prince William and Kate showing more affection in public was because of the royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan. Still, the new couple might want to be advised by the older couple about being a new parent. Now we knew that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had their children, they might need guidance from the couple who had more experience.

New Parents

New Parents

Bending Down

However, we might think that the new parent Prince Harry and Meghan, had adopted how Princess Diana was talking to her kids. The new parents would do the “ kneeling to meet a child  at their eye level.” It might be a sign that the two would become good parents with their children.

Bending Down

Bending Down

Their Own Child

At the time they were traveling in Australia, the couple would always interact with the kids. The Duke and Duchess were preparing themselves on how they would welcome their child. We might think during those tours, they had experienced and learned a lot about handling kids. However, we would like to see if the royal couple would still display a lot of affection when their child was born.

Their Own Child

Their Own Child

On Their Own

The royal couple had their way and did not follow most of the tradition in the royalties. It was also evidence that something was happening in the royal family. Prince Harry and Meghan had their way in their life. We might think that the couple wanted to do things on their own.

On Their Own

On Their Own

Chatting With The Queen

However, there might be a conflict among the Windsors after Prince Harry and Meghan exchanged their vows. Later, the first time Prince William met his brother’s wife, Meghan, and his sister-in-law, the prince called her brother and had a conversation with him.  We might think that it was proof that there was tension among the Windsors.

Chatting With The Queen

Chatting With The Queen

Doubts

We knew that Prince Harry and Meghan were really in love with each other, and Prince William also understood their feelings with one another. Prince Harry also knew that they would get married in the future, but he was also concerned with his little brother. Prince William said to his brother that he should not rush everything. The older brother also was suspicious about how fast their relationship was going. He was aware that the two got in a serious relationship with each other immediately.

Doubts

Doubts

A Friend

The relationship between the two Duchess Meghan and Kate was delicate. It needed to be nurtured to make the relationship between the two ladies stronger. At the time, Meghan was officially part of the Royal Family, and the Duchess might think that she would get along with Kate. However, she did not expect that it would not happen.

A Friend

A Friend

A Third Baby

At the time that Meghan became a part of the family, Kate was carrying their third child named Prince Louis. Kate had the busiest time of her life, and it was the reason that she forgot that she would be the new sister-in-law’s Royal guide along with her two kids. The Duchess had many things to do, yet Meghan had felt that she was completely ignored because of the event.

A Third Baby

A Third Baby

Photoshoots

However, We might think that the royal family was having a great time with their life. They had photoshoots, and some of them captured what they were glad about during that time. We could also see the image of Prince Louis and even Prince Charles.

Photoshoots

Photoshoots

Growing Up

Every year, Prince William and Kate would give a Christmas card to their relatives and even with their friends. Most of the time, the paparazzi could not get any information about the royal children, yet we might think about how their children were growing up.

Growing Up

Growing Up

The Official Account

We could see in the image that Prince William was among all the kids on the family trip. We were glad that some of the instances that the Kensington Palace would share information to the public. This picture was posted on the Instagram account.

The Official Account

The Official Account

The Most Recent Royal Picture

The picture of the Royals was taken recently. It was Christmas in the year 2019, and Prince George was six years old at that time.  We could also see the Queen, who was still elegant and healthy even at the age of 93.

The Most Recent Royal Picture

The Most Recent Royal Picture

Private School

Prince George and Princess Charlotte were attending a private school that was near their house. We could see in the picture that they would be going to attend their first day of the school in September 2019. We could think that the two were adorable because of their school uniform that was similar to one another.

Private School

Private School

Not Affected

The new couple had much criticism within their relationship, and we knew that their life was complicated. However, Harry and Meghan were not affected by how they would act in the eyes of the people. The couple would always support each other to the problems that they were facing. We could tell that Prince William had been stressed because of what was happening in their family, yet Meghan was now an official part of the royal family like Kate.

Not Affected

Not Affected

He’s The Problem

People thought that Prince Harry was the source of all the problems that the Royals had been facing. A person stated that “He will brook no criticism of Meghan,” and added, “And he is so sensitive he often sees criticism or negativity where there isn’t any.” We might consider that he might be the reason for conflict between the family.

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He’s The Problem

Defending Her

“It’s my opinion that Harry feels he couldn’t protect his mother, so he’s going all out to protect his wife,” stated the courtier. If we could recall Princess Diana had the same problem that she was facing. People also criticized the Princess because of everything she had done. We could tell that it was a hard time for her, yet we thought that Prince Harry was only overprotective for his wife.

Defending Her

Defending Her

A Popular Hat

Meghan captured a photo of Prince Harry and Archie during the weekend trip. We were not surprised that Archie’s hat was sold in the market after the image was captured. However, we did think if it had the same effect towards the hat which Prince Harry was wearing.

A Popular Hat

A Popular Hat

Back To Work

Prince Harry and Meghan were excited to be the parent of their newly born child. Time flew fast because their son was now eight months old. However, the child’s parents had now returned to their duties. The parents of the child had appeared in the events of celebration and we’re currently working again.

Back To Work

Back To Work

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