Kate Middleton and William at ‘frontline’ of ‘crisis’ says expert
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Kate has received widespread praise in recent days. The Royal Family’s social media accounts have released a handful of her now famous photographs of her relatives to both honour Prince Philip’s death and celebrate Prince Louis’ third birthday today. She was also recognised as the “peacemaker” of the Firm, after cameras caught her breaking the ice with her estranged brother-in-law Prince Harry at Philip’s funeral. Once her husband joined their conversation, Kate walked away so that the feuding brothers could chat in private — a moment royal watchers are hoping triggered a reconciliation.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s striking appearance at the funeral last weekend also hit headlines.
Royal commentator Camilla Tominey claimed Kate had the “steady yet serious gaze of a royal whose decade in the monarchy has been characterised by quiet confidence and calm self-composure” in all of the official photographs.
She also pointed out how Kate has played an important role in “taming” William’s fiery temper, and trying to get other royals to adopt her “spirit of compassion”.
However, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s relationship is not always that serious.
At one engagement, the couple had to abseil together — meaning Kate was holding onto William by a rope while he dangled over a 40ft wall.
Reports claim William shouted to her: “Are you holding me?”
She laughed and replied: “I’ve got you! I’m rather enjoying this actually — for once, I’m in control.”
Her instructor then joked about how much their insurance was worth — Kate replied by shouting to her husband: “William, how much do you love me?”
The Mirror said William was “nervous” at the time of the exercise.
In North Wales back in 2015, Kate was quick to follow William down the abseiling wall – which she described as “the aghhh moment”.
Once she saw her husband trying to climb back up the wall, she said: “Not that we’re competitive, but if he does that, then I’m going to have to do it too!”
The couple’s instructor, Phil Blain, said: “If that was Kate’s first abseil she did fantastic.
“And that was probably the first time she’s held the life of the heir to the throne — and her husband — in her hands.”
The Cambridges are famously competitive, and Kate is known to be particularly sporty.
They had returned to North Wales for a series of events focused on young people’s mental health.
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The couple lived in Anglesey for the first few years of their marriage, as William was an RAF Search and Rescue pilot there.
At the time of their abseiling engagement, the couple were living in Norfolk.
Kate told the public: “I love it here. I really miss being here, being outside and in the mountains.”
The Cambridges have since moved back to Kensington Palace and only spend the holidays in their East England home, Anmer Hall.
However, Kate has often said how much she loves to encourage her children to spend time outdoors.
In the most recent photograph she posted of her youngest Louis, for his birthday, his enthusiasm for sport was clear too, as he was pictured grinning while on his bike.
It is not yet known how the couple will celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary, which will take place next week.
The BBC is set to mark the occasion by launching a documentary looking back at the couple’s big day back in 2011, when they tied the knot.
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