William And Kate Gave Us An Unusual Glimpse Into Their Relationship When They Debuted Prince Louis
When Prince William and Kate Middleton, the new Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, welcomed their third child into the world back on April 23, 2018, which was just a couple of days before their anniversary, they surprised the media once they left the hospital that day as William and Kate did something out of the ordinary when they debuted Prince Louis.
William and Kate have always been serious about their royal duties, especially regarding how the public viewed them. Even though the couple always acted accordingly, something changed when Prince Louis came into the picture, as they were not afraid to show their affection towards one another. So if you want to take a glimpse into William and Kate’s relationship when they debuted Prince Louis, check out this article!
Kate Middleton Was Born
Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born on January 9, 1982, and was the first daughter of Michael and Carole Middleton. Kate was born into an upper-class family as her parents both worked in the aviation industry, with her father being a flight dispatcher and her mother being a flight attendant.
Kate's parents founded Party Pieces, a mail-ordering company that delivers party supplies, which became a multi-million dollar company. This led Kate's parents to send her to the best schools in England. Her father's family had an aristocratic background, while her mother's family was described as working-class citizens.
Prince William Was Born
Prince William Arthur Philip Louis was born on June 21, 1982, and was the first child that Prince Charles and Princess Diana had together. William's birth was unique as he was the second in line to the throne.
William was born in St. Mary's Hospital and was presented to the world on the hospital's steps by both his parents. William became the first royal baby to travel overseas as he accompanied his parents on a tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1983. William was raised at Kensington Palace and meant the world to both Charles and Diana.
Kate Middleton Lived In Jordan For Three Years
In 1984, when Kate was just two years old, her parents decided to move to Amman, Jordan, which was a drastic change from their home in Southend, Berkshire. The family moved to Jordan as her father and mother both worked for British Airways which was offering people more money to work overseas.
While Kate's family was in Jordan, she attended an English nursery school where she was given a good education. The Middleton family only stayed in Jordan for three years before they returned to their home in Southend, Berkshire. Kate vividly remembers Jordan and how hot it would get during the summers.
Prince William Was A Wild Child
Prince William was known to be a wild child and was all over the place when he was younger. Queen Elizabeth II even commented that William was out of control, which Princess Diana agreed with on multiple occasions.
William would break anything in sight and would run around all the time, which was something that the Queen frowned upon, but she knew that he would grow out of it one day. Only two years after William was born, Princess Diana and Prince Charles welcomed their second son to the world, Prince Harry. William was quite excited to have a little brother and looked forward to meeting him.
Kate Middleton Was Pretty Shy As A Child
Once the Middleton family returned from Jordan, Kate attended St Andrew's School, which was a prep school that helped children develop advanced learning skills at a young age. Kate was described as being really shy when she was in school and hardly spoke to anyone as she was afraid to do so.
This is a side of Kate that we don't see today, as she is always willing to socialize and smile for the cameras. Kate even admitted that she was uncomfortable with herself and lacked confidence but that all changed once she got into high school.
Prince William Matured As He Grew Older
Prince William's wild tendencies started to ease once he got older as he began to mature quickly. William's mother, Princess Diana, would often rely on William when times were tough between her and Prince Charles. Princess Diana knew that her son understood her better than Prince Charles did, which meant a lot to her.
As William got older, he knew that one day he would be the King of England and he knew that he needed to learn a lot in order to be a good king. William went to school at Eton, which was the same school that Diana's father and brother attended.
Kate Middleton Loved To Play Sports
Kate was a natural athlete and participated in sports such as field hockey, tennis, and running. Kate was also the captain of her high school's swim team and wasn't afraid to try out for a new sport. This would be something that attracted Prince William as he was a sportsman himself.
Even to this day, Kate isn't afraid to show that she is still pretty athletic and loves to play sports. Kate was not only into sports but was also a big fan of theater and participated in a high school play where she portrayed Eliza Doolittle.
William And Kate Meet In College
The beloved royal couple first met in 2001 when they were both studying at St. Andrews University. Kate admitted that she was a bit shy when they first met, and it took a couple of months before they really started to get to know each other. Once the two found that they were interested in each other, they became really good friends.
Both William and Kate admitted that they found each other attractive, but they didn’t think of each other like that for some time, and once they realized that they wanted to take their relationship to the next level, things progressed quickly.
More Than A Friendship
When William and Kate decided to move in with a couple that they knew from college, their friendship turned into something more as the two had become very fond of each other. It wasn’t long before William and Kate started to have strong feelings towards each other and admitted that it was because they were living together in the same apartment with a couple.
Kate and William spent more and more time together, which led to something they didn't expect, as they never thought that they would fall in love with each other.
William And Kate's Relationship Turned Romantic
Once William and Kate expressed that they had deep feelings for each other, they wanted to move out of the four-bedroom apartment and get a place of their own. The couple moved in together in 2003 and were happier than ever as they were totally in love with each other.
William admitted that he would try to cook some of the most extravagant meals for Kate as he was trying to impress her as much as he could. Although William and Kate really loved each other, they kept their relationship secret for the first year as they didn’t want the press to go crazy about their relationship.
William Introduces Kate To His Family
It is unknown when Prince William introduced Kate to the family, but Kate recalled that it was pleasant to meet Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the royal family. Still, she admitted that she was a bit nervous when it came to meeting Prince Charles at the time, as he was sometimes hard to please.
But when she met Prince William’s father, she was delighted to find that he was a very sweet and pleasant man. Everyone approved of Kate, especially Queen Elizabeth, who was hoping that Prince William would one day marry Kate, which was something he had in mind.
Announcement To The Public
In 2004, William and Kate made their relationship public as they felt that they wanted to take their relationship to the next level. The public was ecstatic to find out that the future King of England was in a serious relationship. The couple released a couple of pictures to the public of themselves when they were enjoying a vacation at the Klosters Ski Resort in Switzerland.
William and Kate became the center of attention for the press as they wanted to know everything about how the couple had fallen in love. This was all new to Kate but she knew how to handle herself in front of the press.
Prince William Joined the Military
Prince William decided to follow in the same footsteps as his father and grandfather attending the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2006. William joined the Blues and Royals regiment and served as a troop commander.
This was something that Kate wasn't too comfortable with as she didn't want William to be in harm's way, but luck was on her side as William was second in line to the throne, which made it impossible for him to see combat. Although Harry was quite disappointed about not seeing action as his younger brother did, he knew that his title came first.
Ups And Downs
When it comes to any relationship, there always seem to be some ups and downs along the way. William and Kate’s relationship was no different, as the couple famously broke up two times before officially tying the knot. In 2005, William and Kate broke up for a couple of months and got back together shortly before William’s graduation as they argued quite a lot.
The couple then split up again in 2007 as rumors hinted that Kate was spooked because William was about to propose. Luckily, this break-up only lasted a couple of months before they got back together for good.
Kate Attends William’s Graduation
In December of 2008, Kate attended Prince William’s graduation ceremony from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, which was pretty significant for Kate as it was her first royal event that she attended.
This was also the first time that Kate was seen with other royal family members in public, even though she had met them before, including Queen Elizabeth II. Kate revealed that she was pretty nervous about her first royal event, but everything went as planned. This would be the first of many royal events Kate would attend as William had something in mind.
William and Kate spent the next three years together and knew that they were meant for each other as they started to take their relationship more seriously. The couple went on several romantic getaways but didn’t really display their love for each other to the public, as it was something that they were just not comfortable with at the time.
William knew that Kate was the one and wanted to propose at an appropriate time as he didn’t want Kate to feel pressured as she did once before. Kate knew that the question was coming as it was only a matter of time.
Prince William Proposed
Prince William decided to propose to Kate in Kenya, Africa, while the couple was enjoying a romantic vacation. William knew that it was the right time to propose to Kate as the couple had a little time to themselves and he knew that Kate was ready for him to ask the big question.
Kate was blown away by William’s proposal as he had made the moment very romantic. Kate gladly accepted William’s proposal, and the couple was more than happy to announce their engagement to the world.
Prince William And Kate Announce Engagement
On November 16, 2010, Prince William and Kate announced that they were engaged to the public. The royal couple announced when and where they would be getting married and were more than willing to answer some questions about their relationship.
Although the couple looked quite happy in their engagement photos, they were very formal and didn’t display the true love that they had for one another. This would be something that William and Kate would pay close attention to as they didn’t display much affection for each other in public.
First Post-Engagement Appearance
Prince William and Kate made their first appearance since announcing their engagement on December 18, 2010, as the royal couple was attending a cancer charity that was held in Norfolk, England.
The royal couple both have a passion for helping people in need, which was another thing they both found in common. William and Kate both looked pretty happy in their first appearance since they announced their engagement but still didn’t seem to show the love that they really had for each other.
Kate Middleton Makes Her First Royal Appearance
On February 10, 2011, Kate Middleton made her first appearance in Wales while taking a walkabout with her future husband, Prince William. Kate followed in the same footsteps as Princess Diana did when she was engaged to Prince Charles.
Prince William was quite excited that Kate was excited about her first royal appearance and knew that he had chosen the right person to marry. Kate ended up getting along with the Welsh locals and even sang some Welsh songs, which William was quite proud of.
Prince William And Kate Revisit St. Andrews
In February 2011, Prince William and Kate Middleton decided to visit St. Andrews, which was where the royal couple first fell in love with each other. Now that they were engaged, they felt a lot of emotions when walking through the grounds of the college as it reminded them where it all started.
Both William and Kate expressed that it was like going home for them as it had been a very long time since they set their eyes on the college. Although William and Kate were deeply in love, they decided not to show much to the public during this time as they were a bit more reserved.
Prince William And Kate Recieve New Titles
Just before the royal couple was married, Queen Elizabeth II decided to grant Prince William and Kate new titles, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Prince William was also granted the title of Baron Carrickfergus and Earl of Strathearn, along with a host of new responsibilities.
These new titles would prepare them for the following titles they would be granted as the Prince and Princess of Wales. William and Kate took their unique titles and responsibilities seriously and stayed away from showing affection towards each other during this time, but things would soon change.
Prince William And Kate's Wedding
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding took place on April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey in London. The press in the United Kingdom at the time called William and Kate’s wedding one of the best royal weddings and even compared it to Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding in 1981.
All 1,900 guests who attended the wedding were more than happy to cheer for William and Kate after they said their vows and had their first kiss as a married couple. The royal couple rode in the State Landau carriage through the streets of London and were greeted by thousands of people.
Prince William and Kate Move To Kensington Palace
In the summer of 2011, Prince William and Kate moved into Kensington Palace as it was a tradition among newlywed royals. William and Kate moved into a small two-bedroom apartment and, after a couple of months, they knew that they wanted a place that was bigger to live in.
Once November rolled around, the royal couple decided to move into a bigger apartment located within the palace, but they couldn't move in right away as there were several renovations taking place. During this time, the royal couple wasn't seen much, as Kensington Palace was private to the public.
The Royal Couple Adopts A Puppy
In 2012, the newlywed couple decided to adopt a cocker spaniel puppy which they named Ludo. The royal couple was ecstatic to welcome a new member into the royal family, even though it was just a dog.
William and Kate were preparing themselves for children as they were thinking about having their first child soon. Ludo brought joy to William and Kate and showed a side of them that you didn't see before they had children of their own. It wouldn't be long before William and Kate would be holding their own children in their arms.
Prince William and Kate Celebrate Their One-Year Anniversary
On April 29, 2012, Prince William and Kate celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary and were not afraid to express their love for one another in front of the cameras. The royal couple spent the weekend at a 12th-century inn named the Westleton Crown, which was pretty romantic, as described by Kate.
These royals were totally in love with each other and, as they got older, were not afraid to show more affection towards one another. Kate knew that she married the perfect man as he brought the best out of her while she brought the best out of him.
Prince William and Kate Attend The Olympic Games Together
On August 2, 2012, Prince William and Kate, along with Prince Harry, attended the 2012 Summer Olympic games, which were held in London. William and Kate were a bit more reserved when it came to this event, and this is a fine example of how these royals know when it is appropriate to show affection towards one another.
The royals were there not only to attend the Summer Olympics but also to cheer on Zara Phillips, the daughter of Princess Anne, who was competing in the games.
The Royal Couple Welcomes Their First Child
Prince William and Kate welcomed their first child, Prince George Alexander Louis, on July 22, 2013. The royal couple was more than happy to reveal their firstborn child on the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital, as he would someday be the future King of England.
Although William and Kate were looking very happy about their newborn son, they still acted formally in front of the cameras and didn’t express that much affection towards each other. Prince George was a healthy baby, and William is more than happy to raise his son to become the next King of England just like his father did for him.
Princess Charlotte Is Born
Prince William and Kate welcomed their second child, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, on May 2, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. The royal couple introduced Princess Charlotte ten hours after she was born on the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital, a royal tradition.
The couple was thrilled to introduce Princess Charlotte to the public as this was their first daughter who would be the third in the line of succession to the British throne. The royal couple kept their composure when it came to the cameras as they were very formal during the introduction of Princess Charlotte.
Prince William and Kate Visit the Taj Mahal
In 2016, Prince William and Kate made a visit to the Taj Mahal, which was somewhat of a tradition among other royal couples in the family as several had made visits in the past. The royal couple decided to take a walk in the gardens of the Taj Mahal on their fifth wedding anniversary.
William and Kate were photographed in front of the Taj Mahal but didn't show affection towards each other, which would soon change. At this time the royal couple didn't know that they would have another child.
Prince William and Kate Attend the BAFTAs
In 2017, Prince William and Kate attended the BAFTAs and presented the BAFTA Fellowship award to Mel Brooks for his outstanding work as a film director and comedian. This was the first time the royal couple attended such an event, and they were pretty happy to be such a big part of it.
As usual, William and Kate didn't show much affection towards each other but still looked pretty flashy in their outfits. Shortly after the couple announced that they were expecting another child, which the public became quite excited about.
Prince Louis Is Born
Prince William and Kate welcomed their third child, Louis Arthur Charles, on April 23, 2018. Prince Louis was born at St. Mary’s Hospital, just like his older brother and sister. Prince Louis was named after his great-great-great uncle, Lord Mountbatten, and his grandfather, King Charles.
William and Kate presented Prince Louis to the world on the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital only seven hours after he was born. The public was quite excited to welcome a new prince to the world but noticed William and Kate acting out of character.
Acting Out Of Character
Prince William and Kate were acting out of character because they were being more affectionate with each other in front of the cameras. This surprised the media and the public, as William and Kate had always been very reserved when it came to displaying their love for everyone.
The crowd was delighted to see that something had changed between the two once Prince Louis was born, as they looked very happy and were not afraid to express how in love they were with each other and how happy they were to be a family of five.
The Love Between The Royal Couple
A rare glimpse into Prince William and Kate’s relationship was displayed that day as the royal couple was seen holding hands while presenting Prince Louis to the world. Although the couple has been seen in the past holding hands, it had been quite a while since they displayed this amount of affection toward each other which shocked the media and the public.
William was seen placing his hand on Kate’s back, which you wouldn’t have seen from William in the past. The public was quite excited about William and Kate’s new display of affection.
A Big Deal
Although Prince William and Kate only displayed a little bit of affection towards each other in front of the camera, it was a big deal because the royal couple usually refrained from showing affection towards each other in public.
Amazingly, the royal couple was rarely seen holding hands before Louis was born. This isn’t because of some royal rule; the royal couple did it out of respect for Queen Elizabeth, as she frowned upon such actions in public. Queen Elizabeth grew up in a different time, which refrained from showing affection toward members of the royal family in public.
People have speculated that Prince William and Kate refrain from showing affection towards each other because William is going to be the King of England one day. This is something that has been practiced by many members of the royal family, especially the ones that are in line for the throne.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip acted similarly in public and hardly displayed affection towards one another as they saw it as a sign of respect. Things have changed since then, and William and Kate seem to have the support of the media and the public.
Prince William and Kate Attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding
On May 19, 2018, Prince William and Kate attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding and were glad to welcome a new member into the royal family. William and Kate helped Harry and Meghan with the preparation for their wedding as they had once been in the same spot as they were.
Prince Harry and Meghan were married at St. George's Chapel in Windsor, England, and this was yet another extravagant wedding from the royals. Everyone was in good spirits and hoped for the best for the newlyweds.
Royals Adapting To Modern Times
When it comes to William’s brother, Prince Harry, and his wife, Meghan Markle, it is quite a different story as they haven’t been afraid to display the love they have for each other in public.
Many people have come to believe that Prince Harry is a bit more relaxed when it comes to showing affection towards Meghan as he isn’t under as much pressure as his brother William as he was the third in line to the throne. William and Kate preferred to keep their private life to themselves but that all changed once Prince Louis was born.
Royals Adapting To The Times
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were not the only royals that were not afraid to display this affection towards each other as Prince William and Harry's cousin, Princess Eugenie, ended up getting married to Jack Brooksbank around the same time that Prince Harry and Meghan married and were even wed in the same venue.
Jack and Eugenie are like Prince Harry and Meghan as they love to display affection toward each other. This is a good sign for the royal family's future, as it seems they aren't afraid to be affectionate in public anymore.
Wasn't The First Time
This wasn’t the first time that Prince William and Kate displayed some affection towards one another, as they had been spotted in the past showing the side of their relationship that they usually keep private.
In early 2018, William was seen touching Kate’s back several times in one week, and in 2017, the royal couple appeared on a British talk show where Kate was seen touching William’s knee several times throughout the interview. These little displays of affection show that these royals are actually in love with each other. Since Prince William will one day be King of England, he might be the one to change the customs a bit.
More Affectionate Now
Prince William and Kate now tend to show more affection towards each other in front of the cameras as they see that the public receives these interactions positively, and they don’t mind showing everyone how much they love each other.
The couple tends to be a bit more expressive with each other when it comes to public outings. William and Kate have been seen kissing and hugging each other several times, especially when they are enjoying a game of football. It seems like Prince Louis's birth was the breaking of the ice when it came to being a bit more comfortable with their affection in public.
Some People Don’t Mind The Discreetness
While many people look forward to Prince William and Kate showing affection towards each other, there are those that don’t mind that the royal couple is a bit more professional when it comes to being in the spotlight.
This attitude towards the royal couple showing affection towards one another usually stems from the older generation, as things were quite different back then. But since Prince William will one day be the King of England, the criticism of showing affection towards one another might be a thing of the past as William has already displayed that he loves Kate very much.
Deeply In Love With Each Other
Several people have agreed that Prince William and Kate genuinely love each other and, because of this, have become the most loved royal couple as Prince Harry and Meghan have taken a step back from royal duties.
Prince William and Kate really take their royal responsibilities seriously and are looking to be the best when it comes to their time to rule. Although people understand that when Prince William becomes the King of England, he might not display the same affection towards Kate, but many are hoping that he will break tradition.
The Royal Couple Celebrates Their 10-year Anniversary
On April 29, 2021, Prince William and Kate celebrated their 10th anniversary. The royal couple admitted that time was flying for them and they were pretty surprised that they had been married for ten years. The couple released a couple of photographs of them embracing each other, which was a bit more than they usually displayed in the past.
William and Kate were happy to admit that they were still totally in love with each other and were looking forward to spending the rest of their lives together.
Kate Takes On A New Royal Job
On June 29, 2021, Prince William announced that the Queen appointed a new royal job for Kate as she would become the Sponsor for the HMS Glasglow. Kate's responsibilities would include supporting the vessel and her men from time to time by acknowledging deployments, events, and even milestones they achieve along the way.
Kate was pretty excited about her new job as it was something that the Queen wanted her to do. Prince William was thrilled that his wife had been named the Sponsor of the naval battleship and was pleased that Kate was just as patriotic as he was.
Prince William and Kate Have Their First Official Portrait Taken
In 2022, Prince William and Kate revealed their first official portrait, which was painted by Jamie Coreth, who is a famous British artist. The royal couple was gifted the official portrait by the Cambridgeshire Royal Portrait Fund which shows them embracing each other in a professional manner.
This official portrait stands out because it displays that William and Kate are changing with the times as this was something that royals before them did not do. The royal couple's portrait is displayed at the University of Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum for the public to view in person.
The Royal Couple's First Appearance As The Prince and Princess of Wales
William has admitted that he wouldn't have gotten this far in life without Kate standing by his side, and he is grateful that she is willing to spend the rest of her life with him.
New Roles And Responsibilities
Prince William and Kate Middleton have been getting used to their new responsibilities as the Prince and Princess of Wales. The royal couple hasn’t shied away from showing affection towards one another and they have been pretty happy with their new titles and responsibilities.
Prince William and Kate are looking to learn everything they can to prepare them for when William becomes the King of England. The royal couple has been spotted looking very happy and they are always smiling and laughing.
The Future Looks Bright For This Royal Couple
Prince William and Kate Middleton have come a long way since they first started dating in the early 2000s, and people are pretty relieved that they are not afraid to show the public that they are deeply in love with each other.
The public hopes that this display of affection towards one another will last forever and set an example for future royal couples not to be afraid to show some affection but still be able to be professional about the whole matter. William and Kate really look like they love each other, and we can't wait to see what the future holds for them.