William And Kate’s Relationship Has Changed Completely

Published on 11/21/2019
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Prince William has been married to Kate Middleton for nearly a decade now! Wow. But things have changed for them fairly recently. Does it have anything to do with the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?

The Relationship Dynamics Of William And Kate Has Changed… All Thanks To Harry And Meghan

William And Kate’s Relationship Has Changed Completely

Ups And Downs

William and Kate had gone through a lot of ups and downs before they tied the knot at long last. They had been students at the University of St. Andrews when they met. He first noticed the charming young lady at a charity fashion show!

Ups And Downs

Ups And Downs

At Long Last

When they started to go out, they had many things to overcome. She was thrust into the spotlight and lodged a complaint about the harassment. It even led to their break up in 2007. They later got back together and got married at Westminster Abbey a decade after their first meeting.

At Long Last

At Long Last

The Married Life

The two of them decided to start a new chapter of their lives together. They began their own family with the birth of George in 2013. Despite this, Kate and William have never been that physically affectionate.

The Married Life

The Married Life

No PDA

There is a reason they are not very touchy. For one thing, they are almost always at work. They do not think it is proper to be touchy-feely at work. When the cameras are there, you won’t see much PDA.

No PDA

No PDA

Official Photos

“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,” HELLO!’s Emily Nash explained during a 2017 interview. She also said, “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!”

Official Photos

Official Photos

Sporting Events Are Different

“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 more formal situations,” another one said. This was taken during the 2012 London Olympics.

Sporting Events Are Different

Sporting Events Are Different

New Couple In Town

In 2017, it felt like something changed for William and Kate. But what could it be? Some believe that the dynamic change has to do with the relationship between Harry and Meghan. Let us see if this was really true.

New Couple In Town

New Couple In Town

Harry And Meghan

Now, there is no way you have never seen a photo of the new couple in town holding hands. In July 2018, this photo of their intense lip-lock was taken at a polo match. Most people were thrilled!

Harry And Meghan

Harry And Meghan

A Fresh Modern Approach

“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,” Myka Meier let People know.

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A Fresh Modern Approach

Royal PDA

She claimed that PDA is simply a matter of preference for each couple and is also likely dependent on the nature of the event.” Charles and Camilla lock hands often but “a more serious engagement would warrant a more serious level of professionalism, which each royal is sure to follow.”

Royal PDA

Royal PDA

Professionalism

Professionalism is very important. Sally Bedell-Smith said in Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life that the Queen and Prince Philip do not have a showy relationship: “In the manner of the upper class, neither of them were physically demonstrative.”

Professionalism

Professionalism

Unexpected Display

In October 2018, William and Kate were able to surprise just about everyone out there by showing lots of PDA. At the time, the Duchess had only finished her maternity leave after giving birth to Prince Louis.

Unexpected Display

Unexpected Display

Quite Unusual For The Pair

Prince William and Kate attended the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit held in London. Many took note of the way he placed his hand on her back and leg. Yes, royal fans are very observant people!

Unexpected Display

Quite Unusual For The Pair

A Rarity

A couple of days later, they went to the wedding of his cousin, Princess Eugenie. They were noticeably affectionate. Kirsten Aiken took to Twitter to update us all: “Commentary team oohs and aahs over an apparently rare PDA by William and Kate (mind you, they’re only holding hands!).”

A Rarity

A Rarity

Body Language

A body language interpreter called Jud James said, “They managed to outdo Harry and Meghan here.” She also told Daily Mirror, “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.”

Body Language

Body Language

Sweet Smiles

“Kate seems to have increased in confidence here 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,” she also told Daily Express.

Sweet Smiles

Sweet Smiles

Competition

But why were they acting this way all of a sudden? An article in Daily Mirror claimed that it might have been “prompted by the very tactile displays from Harry and Meghan.” What do you think?

Competition

Competition

Hoping To Shine Brighter

Some thought that they were getting competitive now that there was a new couple in town. After Princess Eugenie got hitched, it was suggested that William and Kate tried to outdo Harry and Meghan.

Hoping To Shine Brighter

Hoping To Shine Brighter

The Girls

There were rumors regarding the couples. In 2018, tabloids and gossip magazines said that the two ladies had a discussion They say it was about the bridesmaid dress for Princess Charlotte and that Kate wound up crying , but good thing they worked it all out now!

Bad Blood

The Girls

Moving Away

The supposed sitaution even made it to the headlines. In November 2018, the press reported that Harry and Meghan had plans to leave Kensington Palace. An unknown source told the Daily Mail that this change was prompted by a discussion between the two ladies.

Moving Away

Moving Away

Not Getting Along

Later that month, one source informed The Sun that the issue was actually with the brothers. This guy said that the princes were the ones who just could not get along. So which was it?

Not Getting Along

Not Getting Along

From Different Worlds

A “close friend of the Cambridges” claimed that the women do not get along. This person even said, “Kate and Meghan are very different people. They don’t really get on.” It is not all that surprising, right?

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From Different Worlds

Behind Closed Doors

Despite all these reports and claims, the truth is that only the royals know about it. Kensington Place does not tell us everything that goes on. This is why most reports are about body language and PDA.

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

Bonding Between Ladies

Look below. This was taken when they got together for 2018 Christmas. Kate and Meghan look happy at the time. “See how they’re laughing [and] how they’re all walking in sync?” Patti Wood informed Marie Claire, “It’s really difficult to do that if you really, really don’t like somebody.”

Bonding Between Ladies

Bonding Between Ladies

The Significance Of Accessories

Can you believe that even accessories are meaningful when it comes to stuff like this? If the bag is near their partner, it probably means that they are distancing themselves from their spouse for now.

The Signifigance Of Accessories

The Significance Of Accessories

A Good Sign

Take a look at the Duchess of Cambridge here. Instead of linking hands with William, she kept her bag in the space between them. This is good for Meghan, as it means that nothing is between the two ladies!

A Good Sign

A Good Sign

Making An Effort

No doubt, Kate was putting in the effort to get along with Meghan. As you can see, the Duchess of Cambridge chose to be more accessible to Meghan than William in this photo! Aren’t you glad to see it?

Making An Effort

Making An Effort

Mere Speculation

In 2019, the supposed rifts between the two ladies made headlines. In fact, it even caught the attention of Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson herself! Let us find out what the Duchess of York had to say about this issue.

Mere Speculation

Mere Speculation

Always Compared

In the past, the Duchess of York was compared very often to Princess Diana. She has decided to discuss this matter with Hello magazine. In an open letter, she said, “It seems that online, anything goes.”

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Always Compared

Pitting Women Against Each Other

“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,” Fergie said. She went on, “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.”

Pitting Women Against Each Other

Pitting Women Against Each Other

No Concrete Evidence

Take note that we have honestly not seen evidence for any tension between Meghan and Kate or Harry and William. Keep in mind that there are times when people just make up stories as they go!

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No Concrete Evidence

Another Royal Couple

There is one more royal couple we should not forget about. Camilla and Charles are quite fond of PDA as well. They even appeared on the Vanity Fair cover page in December 2018. She had her hand on his leg in the photo!

No Concrete Evidence

Another Royal Couple

Some Tweaks To The Rules

Apart from that, a lot of people speculate that Charles would stray from tradition when it is time for him to take over the throne. It sounds like the Royal family is now warming up to current mores and norms.

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Some Tweaks To The Rules

Changing Times

“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,” Penny Junor said when she was interviewed by Good Housekeeping.

Changing Times

Changing Times

And The Award Goes To

Despite all of this, there is no doubt that Harry and Meghan are the most showy couple the royal family has at the moment. When they went on an Australasian tour, they remained as touchy as always.

And The Award Goes To

And The Award Goes To

Most Affectionate

Harry did not even hesitate to hold her hand when they attended this tour. Of course, they clapped politely during the events. Even when she did that, Meghan chose not to take her arm away from his!

Most Affectionate

Most Affectionate

Complaints

We actually adore it, but not everyone feels the same way about it. “For the love of God, could they stop holding hands? They’re not on a date, they’re carrying out official business!” one Mumsnet user said.

Complaints

Complaints

Growing Even Closer

James suggested that the new closeness between Kate and William happened thanks to the birth of their third child. “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,” she said when she spoke to Daily Express.

Growing Even Closer

Growing Even Closer

Not Just Them

The two of them are not the only ones to get closer after having a child. Meghan and Harry still look very in love in public. They even shared a private moment when they visited the Whakarewarewa Forest during the royal tour. Here is the lovely photo that Prince Harry took of Meghan. How sweet is that?

Not Just Them

Not Just Them

Thanks To The Kids

We do not think that anything will work better to bring a couple even closer. The addition of a baby worked for both William and Kate as well as Harry and Meghan! Babies are truly magical.

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Thanks To The Kids

Doesn’t Mean Anything

While Prince William and Kate have always been more reserved, there is no doubt that they are in love. A relationship might not have much PDA, but this is not exactly uncommon even among commoners.

Doesn't Mean Anything

Doesn’t Mean Anything

Over 70 Years

If you want an example, let us redirect you to Prince Philip and the Queen. They almost never touch in public, but they are still happily together seven decades later. We do not need more evidence than this!

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Over 70 Years

The Kids Included

It might not be all that common for them to be touchy, but does the same thing apply to parents and kids? While it is not always the same, parents do not get too affectionate with their little ones either.

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The Kids Included

Parents And Kids

It is not all that different now either. When the Queen and Prince Philip returned after traveling for a few months, they only greeted Prince Charles with a handshake. He was only 5 years old back then!

Parents And Kids

Parents And Kids

Princess Diana

This was what made Princess Diana so special. The ex-wife of Prince Charles was someone who liked to get involved in the lives of her kids. She liked spending time with them and was applauded for this.

Princess Diana

Princess Diana

Affectionate Royal

Diana was simply good with kids. She knelt down to look them in the face while talking to them. Ingrid Seward from Majesty said, “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.” She also said, “The royal family used to say that everyone had to be deferential to them. 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.’”

Affectionate Royal

Affectionate Royal

With Their Children

Just so you know, Kate and William are both affectionate with the kids in public. They have no issues carrying, holding, touching, and playing with the little angels. This photo was taken in 2017. You can see the entire family laughing together at the Trooping the Color ceremony! Aww.

With Their Children

With Their Children

Parenting Style

We are glad to hear that William and Kate are very open with the kids. In 2017, William had this to say to CALMzine: “Catherine and I are clear that we want both George and Charlotte to grow up feeling able to talk about their emotions and feelings.”

Parenting Style

Parenting Style

Communication Is Key

“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,” the Duke went on. No doubt, it is serious for him.

Communication Is Key

Communication Is Key

New Generation

Prince William also said, “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.”

New Generation

New Generation

Just Be Kids

For sure, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will talk to the kids about PDA when they reach a certain age in the future. At the moment, they will simply let the children be children.

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Just Be Kids

A Friend

Kate and Meghan’s relationship was quite fragile. Meghan thought Kate would welcome her into the Royal family with open arms, but sadly that isn’t exactly what happened.

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A Friend

A Third Baby

Meghan joined the family when Kate was pregnant with Louis, her and William’s third child. Kate must have been so caught up in the birth of her son, she failed to realize she was supposed to be Meghan’s guide into mastering the art of becoming a royal.

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A Third Baby

Photoshoots

It seems that the family is getting along just fine. They take photoshoots as a big clan every few months. Everyone is always grinning from ear to ear. Take a look at Prince Charles and Prince Louis’ hilarious interaction.

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Photoshoots

Growing Up

Each year, Kate and William put together a Christmas card with the help of the Royal family photographer. Their children stay out of the public eye, so this gives us a look into their private lives.

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Growing Up

The Official Account

The Royals recently took a trip- this sweet photo was taken of Prince William and his adorable three children. The monarchy posted this photo on their Instagram account.

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The Official Account

The Most Recent

This photo was taken during Christmastime in 2019. Prince George is 6 and Queen Elizabeth is 93! This is the most recent public photograph on the Internet of the family.

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The Most Recent

Private School

Princess Charlotte is thoroughly enjoying private school with her brother. This sweet photo was taken of the siblings on their first day of school in September. Their little uniforms are too cute!

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Private School

New Parents

Do you think it is true that William and Kate got touchier thanks to Meghan and Harry? If so, there are things the latter could learn from the former too. Maybe they need some parenting tips in exchange!

New Parents

New Parents

Kneeling Down

Harry and Meghan have adopted the technique that his mother used to employ with kids before. We are talking about none other than that “kneeling to meet a child at their eye level” technique! How nice.

Kneeling Down

Kneeling Down

A Child Of Their Own

Prince Harry and Meghan interacted with a lot of kids when they toured Australia. Perhaps this was their opportunity to see what kind of parents they would be like. We hope they remain as touchy even with a child in the household!

A Child Of Their Own

A Child Of Their Own

A Member

Although all of the people criticizing their every move must have been really hard, they acted like professionals. No matter how hard it got, they always acted very professional in public.

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A Member

United

No matter the issue they were facing, Meghan and Harry always stood united. Their love for each other was quite evident. Although William was worried about Meghan’s role in the family, she is fitting in just fine.

United

He’s The Problem

A source said, “He will brook no criticism of Meghan and he is so sensitive he often sees criticism or negativity where there isn’t any.” Many critics blame Harry for all of the drama surrounding the new woman in the family.

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He’s The Problem

Protecting Her

Some people claim that since Harry wasn’t able to protect his mom, he makes sure to protect his wife. Diana received just as many criticisms as Meghan, if not more. Harry couldn’t do anything for his mom, so he tries to step in for Meghan.

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Protecting Her

A Popular Hat

How sweet is this photo of Harry and baby Archie on the couple’s recent trip to Canada? After this photo was posted on social media, Archie’s hat sold out in England and the U.S.!

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A Popular Hat

Back To Work

Harry and Meghan are excited beyond belief to be the parents of little baby Archie. The 8-month-old is the light of their eyes. All firs-time parents know how they feel!

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Back To Work

Disney Gal

Meghan is going back to her acting days but in a different role this time. She has just signed a deal with Disney and will do voiceover work for the company! Instead of receiving pay, she’ll donate the money to the organization Elephants Without Borders.

Disney Gal

Love Is Love

Harry and Meghan prove to us all that love is love. No matter your background, how much money you have, or what country you’re from, a connection is a connection. These two make a wonderful couple and we couldn’t be happier for them!

Love Is Love

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