A new royal book has alleged that Kate Middleton saved Prince William, who was previously still reeling from the death of his mother, Princess Diana, and the struggles of her traumatic divorce with Prince Charles.
An updated version of Angela Levin’s book, Diana’s Babies: Kate, William And The Repair Of A Broken Family, an excerpt of which was published on the Daily Mail, has documented how Prince William and Kate Middleton’s stable marriage and lifestyle has severely altered his outlook.
Previously, Prince William was withdrawn and even “slightly angry,” but the birth of Princess Charlotte and Prince George has now made him “at ease with himself and those he meets.”
Before his marriage to Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011, Prince William had struggled to deal with the loss of his mother, Princess Diana, who died in August, 1997, in a car crash in Paris. Levin writes that “the intensely difficult period” that followed Princess Diana’s death was particularly painful for William because she had “leaned far too heavily upon him during the slow, painful demise of her marriage to Charles.”
In fact, during this period when Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s marriage was on the brink of collapse, they couldn’t even stand being in the same room together. This meant that Prince William, as well as his brother Prince Harry, didn’t know what a stable family life was.
This all changed when he met Kate Middleton, though, as she came from a strong family dynamic. Her mother and father, Michael and Carole Middleton, have been married since June, 1980, and she is very close to her brother and sister.
After marrying Kate Middleton, Levin writes that Prince William was immediately introduced to the “comfort and ease of a warm home and hearth,” as well as more middle class values. Because of this, Prince William is now even more wary to make sure that his children are thoroughly protected, which was seen him repeatedly warn the press about getting too close to Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Meanwhile, William also wants to “ensure that [Kate Middleton] never feels the isolation [Princess Diana] did.” To do this, he’s even willing to make changes to Royal protocol, as “intransigent courtiers” were the ones who made Princess Diana’s life so unhappy.
Prince William’s main priority is now for Kate Middleton and their family, and while he’s still committed to his royal duties, he’s also not going to let these compromise his or the Duchess’ happiness. This was evident last Christmas, when, even though he attended the traditional Royal Family Christmas Day church service alongside the Queen, he then made sure to go back to Anmer Hall, where he joined the Middleton family for food.
The updated version of Diana’s Babies: Kate, William and The Repair Of A Broken Family will be published on September 2.
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