Prince William quick to ‘stamp out’ other people’s ‘triggering’ treatment of Kate Middleton

Prince William reportedly gives a ‘short shrift’ to those who are ‘dismissive’ to his beloved wife

Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge attend the 'Together at Christmas' community carol service
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Prince William has reportedly been quick to “stamp out” any sign of “triggering” treatment towards Kate Middleton throughout their years together.   


Prince William and Kate Middleton celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary last year and whilst this milestone date had great personal significance for the couple, it also marked an entire decade since she officially joined the Royal Family. In honor of this huge occasion, the Cambridges shared a sweet family video that featured the couple’s three young children. 

They also released a beautiful anniversary photograph which is said to have been taken at Kensington Palace, their London residence. Now having been a senior royal for over ten years, Duchess Kate has many years of experience as a working member of The Firm and some have suggested she has grown in confidence.

This certainly appeared to be the case as she hosted the recent Together at Christmas carol concert and even and recently stole the show with her piano performance. And it seems Prince William has also been very quick to protect his wife from any signs of “dismissive” treatment during their relationship.

According to the Daily Mail, a source has claimed that the Duke of Cambridge has given a “short shrift” to anyone he perceives as patronizing the Duchess and that this treatment of her is one of his “triggers”. 

The source alleged, “He flies off the handle at any sign of Kate being patronised and stamps that out very quickly. It's one of his triggers.” 

They went on to suggest that despite some people over the years coming up with great ideas for Duchess Kate, if these aren’t put across in the right way, they likely won’t get the reception they were hoping for. 

“Over the years, many people have come up with great ideas for her, but if they are put across in a dismissive way, they've got pretty short shrift from him,” they stated. 

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Earthshot Prize 2021 at Alexandra Palace on October 17, 2021

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Throughout the years, the strength of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s incredible relationship has shone through in both their public appearances and intriguing insights about their life together. From Kate Middleton’s evening treat from Prince William after a long day, to his sweet reminiscing about meeting Kate at St Andrews back in their university days, their bond consistently delights fans. 

The recent romantic snap of Prince William and Kate Middleton they shared to mark New Year is no exception, taken at the James Bond No Time to Die premiere night. 

Analysing the photo, body language expert Judi James expressed her belief to The Mirror that, "This is more than just a smiling pose from the royal couple as they wish us all a happy new year, it is also a very significant and even unique choice in terms of what they are telling us about themselves, their relationship with us, and the future of the monarchy.”

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“We are probably deliberately being shown a future King and Queen who, against the odds in royal terms, are as loving, strong, happy and even flirtatious a couple as they were when they married,” she explained.

Prince William’s reported determination to prevent Duchess Kate from patronizing treatment is perhaps another important indication of just how “strong” and “loving” their bond is.

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.


Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.


In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com. 


After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!