Taking lessons from both their parents’ marriages, Prince William and Kate Middleton are a united front, prioritizing steadiness and stability in their marriage and for their children
Royal historian Robert Lacey, author of the best-selling Battle of Brothers, exclusively writes this week’s PEOPLE cover story, offering insights on the state of the monarchy, the Queen’s legacy in action, and William and Kate’s eye toward their future on the throne
Prince William and Kate Middleton marked their 10th wedding anniversary this past spring with a set of new portraits in which the royal couple (who were together for eight years prior to their engagement) beam and embrace.
Whether they’re glittering on the red carpet or stepping into nature with their three children, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge represent a united front — supportive spouses and partners in parenthood.
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According to royal historian Robert Lacey, William’s steady, stable relationship with his beloved Catherine makes for a sharp contrast to the generations of strained royal marriage before theirs.
“The House of Windsor has an abysmal track record of marital failure, but William has broken the cycle,” writes Lacey, who surveyed the future king’s fraught relationship with his younger sibling, Prince Harry, in Battle of Brothers.
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