Princess Kate attracts everyone's attention, which Prince William also begrudges her. However, the heir to the throne does not want to be degraded to a superfluous marginal figure.
London – Wherever Kate Middleton (41) appears, the camera lenses are aimed at her, the Princess of Wales is always the center of attention at official appointments. Prince William (40) often has nothing to oppose her stylish outfits, perfectly blow-dried hair and radiant smile. No problem for the heir to the throne, who gives his wife the limelight. But William also wants a small piece of the cake.
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Is history repeating itself? King Charles III (74) is said to have been extremely frustrated during his marriage to Princess Diana (36, † 1997) that Lady Di was constantly stealing the show from him. Roya Nikkhah (53), royal expert for the Sunday Times, explains on True Royalty TV's "The Royal Beat": "Charles was always very upset when Diana dwarfed him, which was the case all along."
Prince William, on the other hand, would not be in competition with Princess Kate, quite the opposite. "William is delighted that people are enthusiastic about Catherine. I've heard him talk about Catherine's work and how excited he is about it, and he loves it resonates," said Roya Nikkhah. After all, Prince William also benefits from the popularity of his wife, the enthusiasm for the royal couple and their children Prince George (9), Princess Charlotte (8) and Prince Louis (5) ensures the continued existence of the monarchy in Great Britain.
Here's how Kate Middleton keeps quick-tempered Prince William at bay
Kate and William's blessing of the house also hangs awry, but thanks to Catherine's balanced nature, the situation never escalates, as author Tom Quinn emphasizes to express.co.uk. "They have arguments. It's not a perfect marriage. They have a fierce quarrel. But where some couples argue and throw heavy vases at each other, William and Kate throw pillows one after another. It always stays under control." An employee of Kensington Palace also reveals: "Kate treats him [William] like the fourth child because he is prone to tantrums."
Kate Middleton is in the spotlight: 'Looks like William wasn't there at all'
However, there is one thing that also stops the fun for Prince William. "The only thing I know that bothers him is when he gets cut out of photos," reveals royal expert Roya Nikkhah. "It happens very often that they have a joint event and on the front pages the next day it looks like William wasn't there at all." It is understandable if the heir to the throne reacts with a cold in this case.
In addition to Princess Kate, Prince William often only plays second fiddle. (Photomontage) © picture alliance/dpa/PA Wire/Jacob King/Kirsty Wigglesworth
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So Prince William begrudges Kate Middleton the success, but what about King Charles III and Queen Camilla (75)? The popularity of the Princess of Wales is said to be "worrying" for the royal couple, as Richard Eden reveals in "Palace Confidential", the TV show from Mail Plus. However, Princess Kate is also "a great role model for the monarchy and for the royal family, and they appreciate that." However, the concern is not completely unfounded, because as soon as the coronation is over, William and Kate are already scratching their hooves. Sources used: dailymail.co.uk