Kate Middleton’s 'naughty' side brought out by two surprising royals after losing 'partner in crime'

Kate Middleton has reportedly found a ‘filter-free’ couple as a form of ‘relationship replacement’ since Prince Harry moved to the US

Kate Middleton’s ‘naughty’ side revealed. Seen here she hosts a drive-in cinema screening of Disney's 'Cruella'
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Kate Middleton’s “naughty” side is apparently brought out by two surprising royals after losing her “partner in crime”. 


The moment Prince Harry and Meghan Markle “stepped back” and relocated to the US changed everything for the Royal Family. Much has been made of the relationship between Prince Harry and Prince William in recent years, and Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, made several shocking allegations about his brother. However, it’s also been suggested that Kate Middleton will have felt his absence deeply because of the important role he held in her life. 

Dubbing the Duke of Sussex a “partner in crime” to the future Queen Consort, body language expert Judi James revealed to Express.co.uk (opens in new tab) how Kate’s found a “relationship replacement” in two fellow royals for what he brought to her life.

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"William might have lost a brother when Harry went off to the US but Kate lost something of a partner in crime,” she claimed. “Harry always seemed to bring out the naughty side of Kate, prompting some moments of collusion as they grinned together over some joke of Harry’s."

Judi continued, “The fondness and fun they shared seemed to offer much-needed respite for Kate, who has always taken her royal role very seriously.”

With the Sussexes now living in their Santa Barbara mansion, things have changed dramatically in recent years. And whilst reports have suggested Princess Eugenie is one of Prince Harry’s favorite royals and he even said in his memoir that Meghan got on “like sisters” with Princess Eugenie, it’s other royals who’ve apparently filled his place as “partner in crime” for Kate. 

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Expert Judi has expressed her belief that Zara and Mike Tindall’s body language hints they’ve become a kind of “relationship replacement” for the Princess of Wales. 

Judi claimed, "The body language between Kate and the Tindalls suggests she has found a form of relationship replacement from this almost filter-free couple who seem, as Harry once did, to epitomize playful fun. Kate’s body language with Zara Tindall is relaxed and tactile and her open-mouthed smiles of delight and shared humor when she meets up with her at royal events suggests strong friendship behind the scenes."

The “strong friendship” Judi believes is indicated by Kate and Zara’s body language is also suggested by Zara’s special place in the Wales family’s life. She’s the godmother of Prince George - a huge honor that highlights her importance to them. 

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The Tindalls have been in the spotlight more than ever in recent months - and not just because Zara is one of the late Queen’s grandchildren! Mike’s stint on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! 2022 attracted a lot of attention and they’ve been sharing sweet snaps a lot since their reunion. 

They’ve also shown they’re up for some fun as well as serious moments in recent months. And this seems to be very much appreciated by Kate Middleton, according to Judi, in light of the absence of her former “partner in crime” Prince Harry. 

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.