Kate Middleton and Prince William are newlyweds who have so much more going for them than many newlyweds; the two are best friends. This mirrors the relationship that the Queen and Prince Philip still share after 64 years of marriage. The oldest couple in the royal family could offer a glimpse of what Kate and William have to look forward to in the future as best friends stand side by side for life.
According to the BBC, Prince Harry recently revealed that he didn’t think the Queen can carry out her public duties without Philip by her side. Harry said “I don’t think she could do it without him, especially when they’re both at this age.” The Queen and Philip’s life together is unique and not like what most folks experience, but the newest royal couple will follow in their footsteps to some degree. How wonderful it must be to have your best friend by your side for well over a half of a century? With the way things look today, Kate and William have a very good chance at doing the same.
The newest royal couple have already shown that they have what it takes to share their life together years into the future, as all the signs of being the best of friends are present. The similarities they share with the Queen and Philip are clear, even just months into their marriage. Unfortunately the same wasn’t true with William’s parents as the signs of a stressful union came out early in the relationship of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Looking back at the photo’s they took together, even before they were married, the pictures show a stand-off type attitude between the two.
Prince Charles shares this mutual admiration that his parents have for each other with his second wife Camilla. The difference between his demeanor with his first and second wife is all-telling. The happiness that the Queen has expressed lately for William’s marriage to Kate might have to do with her own happiness after all these years, as she’s lived a life with her best friend and knows how special this is. While the Queen and Philip didn’t live the life of a fairy tale, they’ve ridden out the bumps and they’re still together. It’s easy to get a glimpse of Kate and William in the future when observing the Queen and Phillip together.
Connecticut fans of the royal family got to see an exhibition of the late Princess Diana’s iconic possessions recently. “Diana – A Celebration” was at Connecticut’s Foxwoods Casino for December and part of January. Her wedding gown spotlighted the event and left you awestruck when seeing it in person.
Reference: BBC, Mirror UK