Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary in April together with their children as the lockdown forced them to shield their family away from London. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have often been praised for their commitment to the Royal Family and to each other, with expert Camilla Tominey exploring the key to their successful relationship. Speaking to the documentary ‘Kate, Working Class to Windsor,’ Ms Tominey said: “One of the secrets of the success of their marriage is they seem much more equal than say, for instance, Charles and Diana.
“I think as well Kate has been very careful not to upstage her husband.
“She’s the yin to his yang in that he, although a level-headed, down the line kind of guy, can be prone to a few temper tantrums and likes to dig his heels, and knows his own mind. Sometimes he gets quite angry and one gets the impression she is the one reigning him in, saying, ‘ok, keep calm’.”
Ms Tominey also suggested Kate and her family helped provide William with a more “stable” family experience compared to the one he had growing up.
The Duke of Cambridge was known to spend a lot of time with the Middletons before marrying Kate, and the couple has at times skipped Royal Family reunions to spend time with the Duchess’ parents at their Berkshire home.
The royal expert said: “I also think Kate is brilliant for William because she has been so well brought up in such a loving and stable family, the kind of family never had, that that is kind go grounding for him.
“And actually her middle-classless and her lack of aristocratic airs and graces and the fact that she isn’t royalty is no bad thing because it dilutes the Royal Family a little bit and reminds this man what real life is like.”
Kate and William have indeed appeared to adopt a less royal approach to raising their three children, taking on a more hands-on slant when it comes to education Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
The Duchess of Cambridge indeed found herself facing the same struggles as millions of parents across the UK as she was left juggling her virtual engagement agenda and homeschooling her two eldest children.
Despite their new homeschooling commitment, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued to hold virtual engagements in a bid to keep up morale throughout the coronavirus crisis.
The pair was also among the first royals to head back to public work to show their support to the communities near their Anmer Hall pile.
Prince William last Friday paid a visit to a local pub ahead of their scheduled Saturday reopening on July 4 and shared a cider and a chinwag with the staff.