Kate Middleton and Prince William have a strong relationship and their personalities compliment each other, however like all couples they don’t agree on everything
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Marriage is hard with very few couples can honestly say they never row, and it’s apparently no different for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Prince William and Kate, who celebrate their 11th wedding anniversary next week, have “blistering rows” and both “give as good as they get,” royal expert Robert Jobson claims in his new book.
In William at 40: The Making of a Modern Monarch, which has been serialized in the Daily Mail ahead of its release next month, he shares details of the couple’s relationship.
While they are a strong partnership and clearly very much in love, Robert claims that they have different approaches to rows.
He saw that William “is a bit of a shouter” while Kate is more of a calming influence.
Speaking to the author, an aid said: “He can be a bit of a shouter when he loses it. It’s fair to say the Duke and the Duchess give as good as they get if their disagreement results in raised voices.
“But they know each other so well, it usually blows over quickly – and she is, on the whole, a major calming influence on him.”
He also details the positive influence Kate has had on William, largely down to her middle-class upbringing, which Robert claims has kept William grounded.
He said: “They’ve got a solid relationship and she gives him confidence. ‘There is no jealousy, no friction – they are happy for each other’s successes.”
In the new book, Robert also looks ahead to William’s role as King – but believes he’ll be a very different Monarch to the Queen and Charles.
He claims William has been “thinking deeply” about what he wants his time on the throne to look like, and doesn’t believe he’ll be as passive as his grandmother.
Robert also believes William will be more private than his predecessors and will be “more robust” at challenging advice from those around him.
Earlier this month, research found half of Britons think Charles should step aside and let William become King next.
The Ipsos research found that 42% of people think Charles should step aside for his son William to take the throne. This compares with 24% who think the prince should not stand aside for the duke, while 29% do not have strong feelings on the issue.
However, the survey also suggests that 48% of people in the UK still believe Charles will do a good job, compared with 19% who think he will do a bad job and 27% who think he will do neither a good nor bad job.
The research, which consisted of interviewing a representative sample of 2,055 British adults on March 24 and 25, also found that the proportion of people who view Charles favorably has increased since 2018 to 43% – up 11 percentage points.