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Why Kate and William’s Relationship Has Changed

The British Royal Family has been one of the hottest topics for quite some time now. The British queen, Elizabeth II, has been on the throne for more than 68 years now, which is a huge achievement in and of itself, given the fact that she is the longest-reigning monarch in the history of the United Kingdom. Her grandson and future heir to the throne, Prince William, married the always beautiful Kate Middleton almost 10 years ago. Although they have always seemed like a fantastic couple, there have been numerous turbulences in their relationship over the past couple of years.

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Relationship Rollercoaster

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Much like with many other couples, the relationship that William and Kate have has witnessed a number of ups and downs. This is true not only during their marriage but also around the period when they first met back in 2001 while attending the University of St. Andrews. William was first impressed by Kate at a show that was organized by a charitable organization almost 20 years ago!

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After a While

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For years, they have been in a successful relationship, but as time went by, Kate was becoming more irritated by the fact that she was the focus of the media all the time. It got to the point where she needed to file a complaint, hoping that there would be a decision made to restrict the media from harassing her further. According to certain allegations, the main reason why they broke up back in 2007, only to get back again a couple of months later, was due to the pressure that she felt. Luckily, they managed to get together through this tough period and finally married in 2010. The wedding ceremony was held at Westminster Abbey. 

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Married Couple

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While marriage is a beautiful institution, it can be quite challenging, especially for couples who are always watched by the media. However, in the first couple of years, Prince William and Kate Middleton didn’t seem to be irritated by the constant media presence. Three years after they married, they had their son, George, who is 7 years old now and seems to have picked up the good-looking genes that both his mother and father carry.

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No Public Displays Of Affection

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One of the main reasons why the media started speculating that their relationship was falling apart was because of the fact that they don’t seem to display a lot of affection in public. On the other hand, this is what they chose to do right from the start, so in our opinion, this shouldn’t justify the allegations that they are having trouble keeping the love sparks flying. 

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Always Busy

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One of the reasons why they don’t do a lot of PDA is because, in most public appearances, they are technically at work. This means that it wouldn’t be appropriate, considering the people who are around them, as well as the fact that they simply don’t have time to enjoy themselves while in public. Lastly, as their work involves meeting and shaking hands with a lot of people, being affectionate while they are out in public isn’t easy to manage.

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Not Formally Appropriate

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One of the best arguments proving that William and Kate haven’t grown distant but just don’t think that it is very appropriate to display love at formal events is the fact that it is not rare to see them hugging and kissing when attending sports events. With this in mind, it has become quite clear that you shouldn’t expect the Duke and Duchess to go all-in while walking down the street, but their love shouldn’t be put into question because of this.

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New Epicenter

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As we have mentioned above, when you are married to a member of the Royal Family, it is almost impossible to go through your daily routine without being followed by the media. Still, the dynamic routine that William and Kate had for the first 7 years of their marriage changed in 2017, when Prince Harry married Meghan Markle. With there being a new couple in town, the one that the media was all about for the past several years fell to the background. While this was certainly a huge pressure release, we are sure that such a change was quite tricky to cope with.

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Young Couple In Town

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Unlike William and Kate, Harry and Meghan don’t seem to have an issue with displaying their love in public. In fact, back in 2018, they passionately kissed during a polo match. While that is something that probably wasn’t expected due to how the other royal couple acted while they were constantly monitored by the media, we soon found out that Harry and Meghan aren’t too stressed about displaying their affection.

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Completely Different Approach

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Myke Meier, who is a specialist on royal etiquette, told People magazine that how Harry and Meghan started approaching the public, such as holding hands during royal engagements and throughout most ceremonies, represented something unique and modern. Frankly, from numerous reports and public surveys, It has been found that people, in general, don’t have anything against members of the Royal Family being free to show their affection in public. 

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A Matter Of Personal Preference

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With this in mind, it was widely discussed whether PDA was a matter of personal choice or if there are certain rules that all members of the royal family should follow. Given the fact that Camilla and Charles are known to keep their hands locked at almost all ceremonies, we can conclude that all couples have the freedom to decide whether PDA is something they are for or against. On the other hand, there is still professional etiquette that stands to be respected.

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Elizabeth II and Phillip

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One of the best examples of pure professionalism and low display of affection in public was to be seen in the relationship of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip. Although they have been married for more than 73 years, throughout the decades, they were never seen to kiss or hold hands in public or at ceremonies where only the upper class was present, according to numerous reports. 

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Royal Couple Surprise

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After giving birth to their second son, Louis, it seems like Kate changed her ways when it comes to PDA. Back in 2018, there were multiple occasions where she held hands or hugged William while they were in public. This started happening right after her maternity leave, and it certainly came as a surprise, as at that point, Harry and Meghan were at the center of the media’s attention.

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Not Per Usual

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During the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit, which was attended by Kate and her husband William, fans were quite surprised to observe that he had his hand on her knee throughout the whole event. As we have mentioned above, the public wasn’t used to them displaying affection, which is why it was a hot topic for the next couple of days in the media, as well as in upper-class circles. 

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Becoming a Trend

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Although everyone across the country was discussing the sudden change in PDA between William and Kate, they didn’t seem to mind it. In fact, they were even more affectionate when they were attending the wedding ceremony of Princess Eugenie. This was when people started realizing that what used to be a rarity was starting to become a trend and that it seemed the primary royal couple was picking up on what Harry and Meghan began.

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Passionate Body Language

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This was just the beginning. Throughout the next couple of months, they were displaying their love to the public without any restraint, and to body language specialist Jud James, it was quite clear that serious changes were happening in William and Kate’s PDA. On multiple occasions, she would reach her hand to William’s chair and he would lay his hand on top, which is just one example of what was becoming a regular thing.

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More Relaxed

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From what different body language and royal etiquette specialists were suggesting, it was quite clear that after giving birth to her second son, Kate Middleton became more relaxed when appearing in public. She was smiling much more, William was always at her side showing how happy he was that they were able to enjoy the event together, and they were displaying their love without stress.  

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Is It About Competition?

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With this becoming a regular thing, numerous British magazines were starting to discuss what it was all about. Some, including the Daily Mirror, suggested that it was all about William and Kate doing their best not to be left behind when it comes to the attention of the media, given the fact that Harry and Meghan were the ones that were seen as a modern couple at that point. While we believe that if there is any competition, it is absolutely healthy, we have to agree with such claims, as the changes in their PDA only began after Harry and Markle married back in 2017.

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Upstaging

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As we mentioned earlier, a year after Harry and Meghan married, Princess Eugenie’s wedding ceremony was the first event that William and Kate were clearly seen to be doing their best to upstage the other royal couple. The transition from being followed everywhere by the media to being second in line when it comes to viral attention is a huge shock. Who knows? Maybe they were even consulted to act this way, to show that they can shine just as bright, if not brighter, than Harry and Meghan (even though they have been married for more than 10 years).

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All About the Ladies

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We all know that ladies are likely to get into a discussion about fashion, and there were numerous rumors that Meghan and Kate weren’t getting along well and that they even engaged in a couple of verbal fights. However, these allegations were quickly dismissed, and even if something like this happened, we can see from their current public appearances that Kate and Meghan are doing quite well together. That is quite a relief.

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Leaving Kensington Palace

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If you were following the headlines related to the royal family, you surely came across the one stating that Harry and Meghan wanted to leave Kensington Palace. This was back in November 2018, and there were numerous insider claims that the main reason was that the two sisters-in-law simply couldn’t find any common ground. Still, the fact that they didn’t move away, as well as that they still make united appearances in public suggests that they have patched things up since then.

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Not Finding Common Ground

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Both the Daily Mirror and the Sun suggested that, although they were getting along just fine in public, Meghan and Kate couldn’t get along together outside of those official appearances. The sources that were suggesting this were deemed as quite relevant, and there was almost a public debacle that the royal family had to dismiss! Believe it or not, even Queen Elizabeth II made a couple of statements that everything was fine.

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Two Different Worlds

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Why was it such a big issue for the two sisters in law to get along, though? As it seems and from what one insider source said, they simply don’t come from similar backgrounds. With this in mind, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Kate and Meghan look at things much differently because of the two different worlds they came from. It is simply hard for them to find common ground. At first, it was thought that this wouldn’t be that big of a problem, but it was soon discovered in November 2018 that a rift between the sisters-in-law would trigger numerous public discussions on the matter.

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Behind the Curtains

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Although there were many allegations about what is true and what is not, we can’t be 100% sure about anything. Frankly, only the members of the royal family, as well as some people working at Kensington Palace, would be able to know about the current relationship that these two have. Our best source is PDA and body language, which is almost impossible to fake. 

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Creating a Bond

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Understanding that we can’t come up with a final verdict on how they are doing together, photos such as the ones that we are putting in this article are our best source of information. Looking at the one above, we can conclude that things started working a bit better as of Christmas 2018, given the fact that they were walking in sync at this ceremony and that those smiles seem to be genuine. You probably know that standing next to someone that you don’t like with such an open body language is almost impossible, which is why we think that Kate and Meghan have become quite good friends in the process (despite their initial differences).

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Holding the Bag

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Among the best signs of whether someone is getting along or not is looking at how they are holding their accessories. In numerous photos, both Meghan and Kate have their bag in the hand that is close to their partners. As body language specialists suggest, this means that they are trying to keep away from their spouses at that particular moment and actually enjoy the presence of the other sister-in-law. This, as well as a couple of other outfits and positioning details, has been the biggest reason why the media and the public are quite sure that if there was any dispute between the two, it has been dealt with.

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Closer Than Ever

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Apart from the fact that this is a beautiful photo of one part of the royal family, including Prince Charles, William, Harry, Kate, and Meghan, the bag positioning and the fact that Kate is keeping her bag between William and herself means that she is open to Meghan. As we are quite sure that she isn’t having any marital issues with her spouse, this is just a great sign that the relationship between the two sisters-in-law is much better. Once again, the genuine smiles that they all have are something that you should pay additional attention to. 

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Doing Their Best

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Frankly, as Kate has been a part of the royal family for longer, you would expect that if there was anything wrong in their relationship, she would be the one to initiate the making up process. This photo is just one of the many that you can see her distancing from her husband to communicate with Meghan, which clearly shows her good intentions to create a bond and make things work out. We think that this is the main reason why both Harry and William look happy in these photos. At the end of the day, what brothers wouldn’t like their wives to get along given the fact that the relationship that they have can have a serious impact on the royal family as a whole

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Creating Their Own Traditions

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While it was quite clear that Kate and Meghan managed to mend whatever was wrong in their relationship, Meghan and Harry simply didn’t want to follow all the royal traditions that they were subjected to. This wasn’t a new thing, given the fact that they have acted like this since the moment they were married. Unlike William and Kate, they simply don’t think they are obliged to go along with what is thought to be timeless royal etiquette. They demonstrated that they wanted to create their own traditions through PDA and numerous statements, as well as the fact that the couple was much more interested in charity work and much less in all the duties that are related to the Crown. 

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Chat Between Brothers

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Contrary to William and Kate, who were in a relationship for around 10 years before they finally married, the love between Harry and Meghan escalated quickly. This was one of the main reasons for the older brother to step forward and call his younger brother in for a chat. It was not that he was against the love that Harry shared with Meghan, but he was simply cautious about the pace that the relationship was growing at. From sources close to the Windsor family, it seems that they had several chats related both to how Meghan would do in the royal family, as well as what her intentions were.

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Suspicion Arises

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Because of numerous headlines about how it was all going so fast, William and most of the royal family grew quite suspicious, which is something that went viral. On one hand, it was quite clear that Harry would be marrying Meghan given how strong their bond was. However, he was alerted and talked to numerous times about how he shouldn’t rush anything. Still, even three years after they married, we can see that nothing has changed between Harry and Meghan. In fact, when compared to most public couples, it is impressive how good they are doing, even when constantly monitored by the media. 

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New Speculations

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Although the public thought that things were much better between the two sisters-in-law, at the beginning of 2019, there were numerous headlines that were mostly related to the fact that they ended up in a rift once again. Sarah Ferguson isn’t as present in the public, as she is only the Duchess of York, but she still made a couple of claims related to this matter. After this, things were much more clear, and both the Sun and Daily Mirror bragged about how their source of information was very reliable.

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Compared To Lady Diana

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Yes, Sarah Ferguson, who is the Duchess of York, may not be the most popular member of the royal family. However, a couple of decades ago and even today, she is often compared to Princess Diana, who died in a fatal car crash in August 1997. As we have mentioned above, Sarah made numerous claims on the allegations that were surrounding Kate and Meghan’s relationship. What she said is that, in modern times, anything that goes online is thought to be true. She considers this to be a huge issue when it comes to the royal family, as it can create serious misunderstandings.

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Constantly Compared

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Just as she was constantly compared with Princess Diana, Sarah Ferguson said that it is quite common for both the media and public to pit women against each other, which is exactly what was happening in the case of Kate and Meghan. As she said, this is quite disturbing, because she never had a rift with Diana, but there were numerous allegations that these two weren’t getting along and that they were highly competitive. From what she suggests, the reader should never be too obsessed with headlines. In most cases, the motive of the writer isn’t as focused on bringing out the truth as he is on making it interesting. What we can conclude from the numerous claims that Sarah made is that, even if Meghan and Kate did have a couple of initial discussions, it is something that they overcame.

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Zero Evidence

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What supports everything that Sarah Ferguson said is the fact that there has been zero evidence presented to support the fact that Meghan and Kate aren’t getting along. Not only that, but there have been multiple fights between Harry and William. Frankly, from what we can see looking at their united appearances, as well as numerous photos from upper-class ceremonies, these four seem to be doing just fine when they are together. Not only that, but we think that, much like Diana and Sarah, the two sisters-in-law have become quite good friends given how much time they were spending together for the first couple of years. 

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Old-School Ways

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Although the young royal couples are taking the headlines almost all the time, it would be quite a shame not to point out the fact that Charles and Camilla are still fond of public displays of affection, even though they are up in age now. There have been numerous occasions when these two had their hands locked, such as in 2018 when the couple managed to end up on the cover of the popular magazine Vanity Fair. Believe it or not, this was because Charles had his hand on Camilla’s leg during the ceremony, which was something that fans were pleased and quite surprised to see at the same time. In our opinion, it is awesome to know that they can keep that spark going!

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Preparing for the Throne

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From numerous reports, Queen Elizabeth II, the mother of Prince Charles, will be abdicating the throne in his favor in June 2021. With this in mind, the fact that the future crowned couple isn’t having issues when it comes to displaying their love in public leads us to believe that they are looking to apply new norms and morals to the royal family. Yes, the etiquette that has been present for centuries is still a part of their tradition, but we don’t think we would be wrong to expect numerous changes in this matter, especially when you compare it to how Queen Elizabeth II and Phillip have acted in the public for the past 70 years. 

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Times of Change

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Numerous magazines, including Good Housekeeping, have been reporting what body language specialists and royal etiquette experts have been saying. Frankly, they are all quite surprised by the fact that, although more than 20 years have passed since Camilla and Charles have married, they are equally as obsessed with one another. In ours and the opinion of the public, this just goes to show that when a couple is devoted to making their relationship healthy and successful, there is nothing that can stand in their way. 

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Most Affectionate?

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Throughout this article, we have been doing our best to discuss and review the PDA and the body language that multiple royal couples have been showing over the course of the past years/decades. Yes, William and Kate have changed their ways in this matter, as looking at things today, they are much fonder of one another in public. On the other hand, everyone is impressed that Camilla and Charles are looking at each other like the first time they met. With all this in mind, the question is – who gets the reward for the most affectionate couple? We have to say it is Prince Harry and Princess Meghan. Not only did they inspire William and Kate to work towards more PDA, but they were incredibly attractive and affectionate throughout their Australasian tour when they managed to win the hearts of millions across the Commonwealth.

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A Unique Bond

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While it would be ignorant to compare the love that the aforementioned couples share, we have to say that the public affection award is respectively deserved by Meghan and Harry. Not only because of the aforementioned tour, when their hands or arms were locked almost all the time but also because of how they have been acting for the past 3 years of their marriage. Frankly, it is quite hard to find even a single photo where Meghan isn’t holding the arm of Harry or the two are hugging or kissing. 

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Public Complaints

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Although we and most body language specialists are impressed with the relationship that these two have, there are certain critics who say that it isn’t appropriate for members of the royal family to be so affectionate in public. We understand that people have different standards and principles on how love should be presented. However, we think that it is incredibly disrespectful to claim that Harry and Meghan are going against tradition by being highly fond of each other in public. 

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Closer Than Ever

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At the end of the day, it is important to remember that it is not all about the PDA. The perfect example is William and Kate, who have started showing more affection in public but are still less tactile than Harry and Meghan. Still, this doesn’t mean that their relationship is going downhill – on the contrary, since their second son Louis was born, they seem happier than ever!

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