What Prince William really thinks of the Middleton family

The future King became part of the family nine years ago...

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are one of the most iconic royal couples in the world.

Flashback to the spring of 2011 and royal wedding of the decade was taking place and the topic of conversation across the nation was on the fact that Prince Willaim was marrying “commoner” Kate Middleton.

Duchess Catherine had lived a totally un-royal life until she met future King, Prince William. She was born to parents Carole and Michael Middleton in 1982 and grew up in Berkshire alongside her younger siblings Pippa and James.

Despite not having royal in laws, Prince William is said to love the Middleton family and share a great relationship with them.

“In William's eyes Carole and Michael can do no wrong,” said journalist Anna Pasternak in Tatler’s recent feature, delving into the life of Catherine.

“He absolutely adores them. 

"Michael is charming. Really kind, soft and gentle. William loves going to the country to stay with them. Their family life is so soothing for him as it's so different from his own family,” the magazine reports.

The Duke of Cambridge is also said to love spending time with Kate’s mum, having lost his own mother, Princess Diana, in his teen years.

While it’s great to hear claims that William gets on so well with Kate’s parents, Kensington Palace have issued a statement explaining that some of the points raised in Tatler’s feature are inaccurate.

“This story contains a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations which were not put to Kensington Palace prior to publication,” the statement reads.

This comes after the Duchess’ brother, James, shared a glimpse inside the Middleton family home, where he and his fiancé Alizee Thevenet have been spending lockdown.

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Dog lover James shared a peep of the gorgeous country abode, when he took to social media to document a big moment.

In a video, shared on James’s Instagram, the future Queen consort’s brother can be seen shaving off his signature facial hair.

Carole, Michael and Alizee can be seen sat out in the golden hour sun, around a wooden table in the garden.

In the background, the family’s beautiful red brick home with pretty white paned windows is clearly visible – and looks totally dreamy.

Plenty of flowers, plants and greenery decorate the back garden and open French doors allowed a look inside of the house.

The rare clip shows bunting sweetly hanging on the wall and family photos on display, as well as what looks like a guest house.

Caitlin Elliott
Caitlin Elliott

Caitlin is Junior News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. 

Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry). 

After leaving uni, she dabbled in fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team at Future for her first real job in the world of online journalism, joining the ranks as a Digital Writer in 2019. 

Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role. 

When she's not working you'll find Caitlin sipping bubbles at brunch with her besties, thinking about her next iced coffee, trying to close the rings on her Apple Watch, scrubbing up on her royal family knowledge or scrolling through the Zara app, trying to resist tapping 'check out' again.