The Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Kate, recently celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary with a romantic weekend. While the couple has had plenty of highlights throughout their relationship, they have also encountered hardships. However, they have been each other's rocks, supporting one another through difficult times.
Kate's pregnancies with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, were not easy, as she suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum, an extreme form of morning sickness. William proved to be a supportive husband, driving Kate to the hospital when she first began experiencing symptoms. He also made sure to bring her flowers when he picked her up to bring her back home.
Although William lost his mother, Princess Diana, years before he even met Kate, the event still impacts him. Becoming a father brought back some of the trauma of his mother's death, but Kate helped him deal with it. “Me and Catherine particularly, we support each other and we go through those moments together and we kind of evolve and learn together,” he explained.
William lost his grandmother, the Queen, last year, and his grandfather, Prince Philip, a year before. Kate made sure to support her husband in the days following the event, with him being thrust into his new role as heir apparent. The Princess was beside her husband at every outing, always making sure to support him during the highly emotional time.
William returned the favor to Kate, being a shoulder for her to cry on after her brother James lost his beloved pet, Ella, earlier this year.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's departure from royal duties in 2020 created a massive upheaval in the Royal Family, but Kate has always been there to support William during the tense moments. She has even acted as a referee for the pair when Harry would visit the UK again following major events like the death of Prince Philip or unveiling a statue dedicated to their late mother, Princess Diana.
In conclusion, William and Kate have been each other's support system through the ups and downs of their relationship. They have faced hardships and difficult times, but they have always been there for each other. Their love and commitment to one another continue to inspire and captivate people around the world.