The Queen saw the marriages of three out of her four children collapse miserably because of the “dynastic” demands the Royal Family imposed to Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew, according to expert Luisa Ciuni. The royal commentator suggested Her Majesty completely changed her approach to royal matchmaking to ensure her grandchildren would strike a lasting match with their respective spouses. Ms Ciuni made the suggestion as she was questioned on how Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge managed to have a healthy relationship despite the pressure of royal life.
Speaking to Tv2000, the commentator said: “To understand William and Kate, you have to take a look at Charles and Diana.
“The catastrophe was such that at some point the obscene Victorian mentality that led to the virgin being sacrificed had to cease.
“The Queen did not guess one marriage well, three children out of four divorced, another with scandals. It was understood that it is desirable that these dynastic marriages stop.”
Ms Ciuni suggested Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ very public skirmish ahead of their divorce in 1996 played a significant part in how the Queen would approach the issue of marriage with Prince William.
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She continued: “There is a second problem, the dynasty understood in the Victorian sense is hanging by a thread because there are only two sons, of which only one seems quite responsible, which is William.
“When this boy, massacred by his own childhood…now we see him smiling but aged only 11 he heard his mother say on television that she had never loved her husband, that Camilla was always there, that she had had lovers.
“Then he had to follow his mother’s coffin, he had everything except what is expected from the childhood of a prince.
“So when this guy finally dusts himself off a bit, he meets Kate, he begins to live, they all throw themselves forward. Marry whoever he liked as long as she was presentable.”
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William and Kate welcomed the first son, Prince George, a little over two years after their marriage in July 2013 and briefly stayed in Anglesey, where the Duke was based as an RAF helicopter pilot, before settling down at Kensington Palace.
Their only daughter, Princess Charlotte, was born in London in May 2015 followed by a younger brother, Prince Louis, in April 2018.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have slowly emerged as important members of the Royal Family mechanism and have taken on an increasing number of roles from both the Queen and Prince Philip.
During the lockdown, Kate and William moved a majority of their activities online in a bid to boost the morale of the nation and support Her Majesty while she shielded at Windsor.