ead”, aKATE MIDDLETON’S resolute silence in the early stages of her relationship with Prince William “stood her in good stccording to a royal expert.Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s public profile has risen, as older members of the royal family were forced to withdraw from a number of royal engagements. William’s increasingly central role was further confirmed last year when the future king became the first member of the Royal Family to publicly speak out about COVID-19, stating Britain is at its best when faced with a crisis.
Most recently the couple attended England’s heart-breaking Wembley European Championship final defeat to Italy on Sunday with seven-year-old son Prince George, as the Three Lions were cruelly beaten on penalties.The day before the pair sat together in the Royal Box at Wimbledon to see the Women’s Singles Final where Australia’s Ashleigh Barty triumphed over Karolina Pliskova and won her second grand slam.
William and his wife Kate are among the more popular members of the Royal Family and have long been considered vital in ensuring the monarchy stays fresh and relevant to younger generations.The Duke and Duchess, who celebrated their 10-year wedding anniversary on April 29, met whilst at university and were reportedly close friends and housemates before a romance blossomed at the end of 2003.
Though the relationship was held closely undercover, Kate was caught by paparazzi on a ski trip in Klosters four months into their relationship leading to their relationship being the subject of scrutiny and much attention from the press, with some speculating she was “being groomed for a position of royalty”.Kate was reported to have spent several weekends at a remote cottage on the Queen’s Balmoral estate, leading a Clarence House spokesperson to stress: “It is not our policy“People speculated but there was nothing definite which proved that they were an item.
“And I think the fact she was discreet and that she wasn’t blabbering on about her love life or her regard for Prince William – I think that stood her in good stead.”At the time there was a wider agreement between the press and Buckingham Palace which ensured that the princes were allowed to continue their university education without their privacy being intruded.
Royal aides were thought to be unhappy and considered the pictures a breach of the media agreement to leave William alone following an official photo call days earlier, when the young prince posed with his father Prince Charles. to discuss the nature of Prince William’s relationships with his friends. It wouldn’t be fair on him or them.”fter the pictures of Kate were published a spokesperson for Charles said the prince was “very disappointed” by the breach of the agreement, and that the tabloid would have to “face the consequences” that could include “being excluded from photocalls.”
Of course, since the skiing pictures, William and Kate’s relationship has grown from strength to strength – they were engaged in 2010 after an eight-year courtship despite splitting for a few months in April 2007.In 2011 the couple’s wedding took place at Westminster Abbey in London in front of a peak audience of 36.7 million UK viewers
According to a royal expert, the future Duchess of Cambridge did her utmost to ensure her budding relationship to William remained under wraps.Former BBC journalist and royal correspondent Michael Cole said: “At all times they were highly discreet.“They were almost never seen together.“Even with their friends they did not allow any gossip to start.