Kate Middleton’s “naughty” sense of humor “helped” her romance with Prince William to blossom in the early days after meeting at St Andrews University.
- The Duke of Cambridge once revealed that he and the Duchess bonded over their shared “naughty” sense of humor.
- Prince William explained he has a “very dirty” sense of humor too and shared how they first got together at university.
- This royal news comes as we revealed how Prince William and Kate Middleton's Windsor move will have a serious impact on their children's routine.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might be senior members of the extended Royal Family, but they’re not afraid to take a more personal approach as they undertake their busy schedule of engagements. Earlier this year Prince William and Kate Middleton’s reaction to breaking protocol during their Caribbean tour by participating in a selfie suggested they were totally comfortable with doing so. Reports have also alleged in recent months that the Cambridges are considering being addressed by their first names, instead of their titles at engagements.
The couple have also not shied away from getting candid about their personal lives and their relationship in the past. And it was during their engagement interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby in 2010, that the Duke reflected on how Kate Middleton’s “naughty” sense of humor “helped [him] out” as their romance blossomed…
“We met at university - at St Andrews - and we were friends for over a year first,” Prince William explained. “And it just sort of blossomed from then on. We just spent more time with each other and had a good giggle. Had lots of fun and realized we shared the same interests and just, you know, had a really good time.”
It was then that the Queen’s grandchild got candid about another very important factor that helped their incredible bond to grow from those early days - a rather cheeky sense of humor!
He admitted, “She’s got a really naughty sense of humor which kind of helps me because I’ve got a very dirty sense of humor. So it was good fun, we had a really good laugh. And then things happened.”
It might seem like just yesterday that the future King and Queen Consort gave this enlightening interview, but they’ve now been happily married for 11 years and are proud parents to three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Whilst the couple remain ever-professional at engagements, fans have loved seeing some of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s flirty banter emerge.
And they’re not the only royals who've showcased their sense of humor. Speaking in the Prince Philip BBC documentary in 2021, Prince William fondly described Prince Philip’s hilarious response to a rude remark from youths during a past vacation.
This perhaps equaled the Queen’s response to Balmoral tourists after not being recognized, but Prince William perhaps inherited his cheeky sense of humor from his late mother, Princess Diana.
When he was 13, Princess Diana embarrassed Prince William on his birthday after reportedly ordering him a cake shaped like breasts.
Former Royal Chef, Darren McGrady, previously claimed, “The Princess loved embarrassing people in the nicest way, in a fun way, whether it was telling a dirty, risqué joke—which usually got me.”
Whoever Prince William’s cheekiness might’ve been inspired by, it’s lovely to think that he and Duchess Kate bonded over humor as their romance blossomed over a decade ago.
Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.
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