Prince William Keeps Romance Alive In Royal Marriage

Prince William apparently makes an effort to keep romance alive in his royal marriage to Kate Middleton.

British florist Paula Pryke recently received an Order of the British Empire, which is an order of chivalry in the British honors system, from Prince William last week. When Pryke, who is known as London’s most innovative and informative florist, received the honor from Prince William, he confessed not only how much he enjoys beautiful flowers, but how much he adores giving his wife Kate beautiful floral arrangements, as well.

“He told me that he liked buying flowers for Kate and how much she loved flowers,” Pryke told People from the hub of her business in London’s New Covent Garden Market.

And lately, Prince William made headlines for his chivalrous, protective move during an incident with British comedian Jack Whitehall. As reported previously, Whitehall teasingly suggested that pop star Demi Lovato touch Princess Kate’s growing baby bump at a lineup for the Royal Variety Performance. Not realizing it was a joke, Lovato nearly did touch Kate’s baby belly. Whitehall then admitted to a crush he has had on Kate since they attended Marlborough College together. He referred to Kate as “the one who got away,” and then flirted a bit.

Afterwards, Prince William approached Whitehall, and as Whitehall said, “Then in the lineup Prince William came over and he was very funny, he was very nice but very passive aggressive. ‘Oh, so you were flirting with my missus?'”

Flirting with his missus. How cute is that?

Of course, the fact that Prince William loves to buy his wife flowers as a romantic gesture shouldn’t come as that big of a surprise, considering the way he took Kate away for a luxurious, week-long vacation in the Maldives seven months after Prince George was born.

And, of course, let’s not forget that Prince William is also the man who carried his mother’s engagement ring in his backpack all the way from the United Kingdom to Africa to propose to Kate back in 2010.

“I literally would not let it go,” Prince William said of the ring, an 18-carat sapphire encircled by 14 diamonds.

And then, after putting the ring on Kate’s finger somewhere in Africa, he said, “It’s very special to me, and Kate’s very special to me now, so it’s only right they are put together.”

So it seems as if Kate didn’t just receive the title of a princess when she married Prince William — she actually gets treated like a princess by her own price, and that is pretty darned romantic.

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