Friends of Prince William have spoken out as the Duke turns 40 this week, with one revealing how “crucial” his marriage to Kate Middleton was – but she loves him despite his title
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The Duchess of Cambridge is more resilient than she appears and is completely smitten with her husband Prince William, a friend has claimed.
As William prepares to turn 40 on Tuesday (June 21) and become a more established and confident heir, the friend revealed that it’s his relationship with Kate that keeps him calm, grounded and ready to embrace his royal to fulfill duty.
Despite being quiet and reserved in public, the boyfriend insisted Kate “is tougher than she’s often given credit for” and William is counting on his wife as the pressures of royal life on the couple will only increase.
The nameless friend told The sun : “His marriage to Catherine was crucial.
“She loves him for what he is, despite his title, not because of it
“She is his anchor and he relies on her calm and advice.
“She’s tougher than people often give her credit for and William relies on her a lot.”
The royal couple are reportedly set to host a party together after Kate’s 40th was thwarted by Covid in January.
The venue is unconfirmed but is rumored to be at Windsor Castle or Sandringham.
William is also a dedicated father who has made his priorities clear – raising his children first and then committing to his mental health and environmental campaigning.
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Despite a tirelessly busy schedule, he reportedly makes time for the school run on a regular basis and is often spotted at his children’s sports games.
In fact, the couple’s trip to Islamabad in 2019 was famously delayed to allow Kate and William to drive George and Charlotte to school – their flight had to wait on the tarmac.
Many royal experts take it for granted that Prince William has finally found a happy medium in his life and has his priorities in order, which will help him continue to be a powerful and effective member of the firm.
Indeed, with the launch of his £50m Earthshot Prize, which promotes the environment, and his sensitive mental health awareness campaign, William looks set to be a man at 40 who could make a successful modern monarch.
It won’t be without its challenges, however, and the expectations for Wiliam are undoubtedly huge.
The king-to-be gave a thoughtful look to last month’s opening of parliament and again to the national centenary thanksgiving service at St Paul’s, prompting some concern.
A friend told that Sunday times that this was because William “knows that the future (of the monarchy) rests on his, Catherine’s and his children’s shoulders, and that’s a lot of pressure”.
But despite his brother Harry’s infamous comment during his bombshell interview with Oprah that William and his father Charles, the Prince of Wales were “trapped” in their royal roles, another friend insisted William “fully accepted his duty and to do what the public expects of him without paying too much attention to what he would have liked to do in another world”.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/kate-middleton-tougher-appears-loves-27272575 Kate Middleton 'tougher' than she appears and loves William 'for whom he's not his title'