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Prince William looks up to his mother-in-law, Carole Middleton, with great admiration and even confides in her as a mother figure, according to a royal expert.
- Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton became Prince William's in-laws when he tied the knot with their daughter, Kate Middleton in 2011.
- Over the course of the Prince and Princess of Wales' relationship, Prince William has built a close bond with Carole, with a royal insider commenting on their sweet relationship that is full of closeness and admiration.
- In other royal news, King Charles and Prince William are expected to put on a 'united front' ahead of the release of Harry and Meghan's 'explosive' documentary.
With Prince William and Kate Middleton having relocated from Kensington Palace in London to Adelaide Cottage in Berkshire with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, the Wales family are now living closer than ever to Catherine's parents.
A royal expert has given a sweet insight into Prince William's special bond with Kate Middleton's parents, especially Carole, with whom the future King is said to confide in.
Keeping Up With The Windsors podcaster Rachael Andrews spoke to OK! about Prince William's relationship with the Middletons, claiming that he leans on Carole as a mother figure in the absence of Princess Diana, who died in 1997.
William is also said to look up to Carole when it comes to parenting, being inspired by the way she raised his wife Catherine and her siblings, Pippa and James.
"We’ve seen over the past few years that he gets on really well with them," Rachael said of the Middletons, who reside in Bucklebury Manor in Berkshire.
"He admires the way that Carole and Michael brought up Catherine, Pippa and James and that seems to be reflected in the way William is a down-to-earth father now," she added.
The royal pro also commented on how Prince William relies on Carole as a mother figure, having lost Princess Diana in a Paris car crash when he was just 15-years-old, as well as being able to have Carole and Michael as people to turn to away from The Firm.
"He, of course, lost Diana when he was very young and probably looks up to Carole because he’s lacked a mother figure for so much of his life," Rachael continued.
"With Carole and Michael he’s got people to confide in who are removed from the monarchy."
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