Following the announcement of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement in November 2010, another international obsession has replaced the chorus of congratulations: when, where, and how will the wedding take place? Later, the marriage between Prince William and Kate Middleton was held at Westminster Abbey in London on Friday, 29 April 2011. As far as royal weddings go, it was the “greatest and grandest royal affair” since Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding.
During their 2010 engagement interview, Prince William revealed he was worried about approaching Kate Middleton for a marriage proposal. Princess and Prince of Wales are used to following traditions as members of the royal family, but there was nothing conventional about how the royal popped the question in 2010.
The Way Prince William Proposed To Kate Middleton
Performing an engagement interview is a tradition for high-profile royal couples. Prince and Princess of Wales also did their engagement interview 12 years ago in the same month. There were many traditional moments, such as sharing details about their engagement. Royal fans discovered that during a romantic trip to Kenya, Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton, and she wasn’t expecting it.
The Prince of Wales skipped an old engagement tradition as part of the engagement proposal. He did not ask Kate Middleton‘s dad, Michael Middleton, for his blessing before asking the autonomous adult who had the power to decide how she felt. That may have contributed to keeping the proposal a genuine surprise for the Princess of Wales.
Tom Bradby, the journalist who conducted the sit-down interview with the Royal Couple, asked whether the future king had asked Michael Middleton for her daughter’s hand in marriage; however, Prince William immediately replied, “No.”
The Prince of Wales said at the time,
“Well, I was torn between asking Kate’s dad first and then the realization that he might actually say no dawned upon me.”
“So I thought if I ask Kate first, then he can’t really say no. So I did it that way round.”
During the conversation, the heir to the throne remarked,
“I managed to speak to Mike [Michael Middleton] soon after it happened, really, and then it sort of happened from there.”
According to Kate Middleton, her mother, Carol, was “over the moon” about the engagement. A royal wedding was eventually held in April 2011.
Kate Middleton’s Change Of Name After She Became A Royal
While Catherine Middleton is formally known as the Princess of Wales, her husband, Prince William, now calls her by another name compared to when they were engaged. As they revealed their wedding, the Princess of Wales displayed the sapphire engagement ring that used to belong to the Prince of Wales’ late mother, Princess Diana.
During a rare interview with Tom Bradby in 2010, they discussed their friendship that blossomed into love, Prince William’s romantic proposal in Kenya, and their short break-up in 2007. The interview showed the prince of Wales was referring to his wife-to-be by a name he seldom uses these days. Throughout the interview, he calls her ‘Kate‘ nine times – the name she was known by while at university and continues to be used today.
Nevertheless, the prince of Wales rarely refers to the Princess of Wales by the name ‘Kate‘ when out and about or in speeches; he instead uses her full name, ‘Catherine.’
They welcomed three beautiful children after their wedding – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Last year, they celebrated ten years of marriage with gorgeous portraits taken at their London home, Kensington Palace.
Source: Geo News