KATE has provided Prince William with a “down-to-earthiness” he likely craved after growing up with the knowledge he one day would be king, according to an expert.
Kate‘s background as an outsider of the Royal Family has been crucial to include some normalcy in the life of Prince William, relationship expert Karen Mooney has noted. She told Express.co.uk: “I think they are a fantastic team.
Contrary to Prince William, Kate has lived a normal childhood far from the flashes of cameras and grew up without experiencing public scrutiny from an early age.
When asked whether Kate’s background helped the Duke feeling “a bit more normal” despite his royal status and looming future as head of state, Ms Mooney wholeheartedly agreed.
Their common experiences and the fact that they spent most of their 20s growing into adults together has helped Kate and William understanding each other.
Ms Mooney, who is also founder and MD of Sara Eden Introductions, continued: “They married for love not just because she was a good partner for him.
“They fell in love in university, they have similar interests, a similar age, shared friends.
The pair famously broke up in 2007, six years after they first met.
Speaking about their temporarily split, Kate confessed it helped her become a stronger person.
In an interview with Prince William following news of their engagement in 2010, Kate said: “At the time I wasn’t very happy about it, but it actually made me a stronger person.
“You find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn’t realised.
“I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you are younger, and I really valued that time for me as well although I didn’t think it at the time.”
The couple reunited a few months after the split in April.
Prince William eventually asked Kate to marry in October 2010, while they were on a trip to Kenya with friends.
The couple had already openly discussed marriage, but Kate still described the moment as “very romantic” and a “total shock”.
This year, Kate and Prince William will mark their 10th wedding anniversary on April 29.
The couple are currently believed to be self-isolating at their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, where they are remaining in touch with their patronages, working on their projects and homeschooling their three children.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge usually spend their wedding anniversary privately at their home.