This ‘Harry and Kate have a super special bond’ article is several days old now, but I just got around to reading it. When I saw the title over the weekend, I rolled my eyes and ignored it since it seemed to be a rehash of an article from 3 years ago. But then I read it and laughed several times, rolled my eyes several times, and got very annoyed at one part. So I’m going to cover it now.
The article is long so I’m only quoting parts of it.
Harry is super close to Kate, you guys:
“Harry has plenty of female friends — including cousins Zara, Beatrice and Eugenie — but he is probably closer to Kate than any other woman on the planet. While cheeky online commentators have suggested there’s a flirtation going on, one source insists: ‘That’s not it, although he does have a knack of making women, including Kate, feel good about themselves, commenting on what they are wearing, for example. But as Harry once said, Kate is like the big sister he never had.’ Even, occasionally, a mother figure. ‘While William and Harry get on with Camilla and are delighted to see their father happy, they don’t really confide in her,’ said one source. ‘She can’t replace their mother, and wouldn’t expect to.’ And so, into the emotional vacuum Diana left behind for both her sons, stepped Kate. She has been both a trusted counsel and something of a partner in crime for the persistently single Harry. Theirs is a genuine friendship, founded on nights spent in front of Game Of Thrones boxsets and companionable suppers. From giving him cookery lessons to offering sensible romantic advice, Kate has become Harry’s lynchpin.”
Shade at William:
“‘Kate has quite a different relationship with Harry than she has with William,’ says the royal insider. ‘Harry appeals to her sillier side because he is carefree, footloose and loves banter. He finds things funny about people and says so. William, partly because of his position, partly because of his character, plays it safe like his father, whereas Harry is free and easy, with a “let’s have the whole bottle” sort of attitude. Kate also adores the way Harry plays with her children — he is very good with them, a charming big kid and silly uncle.’”
Harry and Kate’s friendship is over a decade old:
“Kate started dating William in 2003, after meeting him at the University of St Andrews. Soon after, she met Harry. He was still a teenager, about to leave Eton, and was deciding what to do with his life. … Another insider said: ‘Cynics — the sort that said [Kate] deliberately swapped Edinburgh University for St Andrews when she found out William was going there — might say she knew that getting on with Harry was key to her relationship with William. Harry, although he can be moody, over-sensitive, and unreliable to his girlfriends, is otherwise enormously good fun. Everybody likes him. Why shouldn’t Kate, too?’”
Harry is super tight neighbors with William and Kate:
“‘Harry is totally at ease popping over to the Cambridges’ gym to work out next to Wills, and he’s used to seeing Kate in her cashmere dressing gown reading to Charlotte, or joining in cosy family suppers, eaten from their laps,’ says one royal insider. ‘Harry has been encouraged by both William and Kate to see as much of George and Charlotte as he likes. He is a great supporter of George to be as adventurous as possible, so football in the KP garden is a must, along with walking Lupo the dog. There are constant japes with the children. If he can return them muddy, Harry sees it as a job done!’”
Kate and Camilla’s idea of the perfect bride for Harry:
“‘Both Kate and Camilla have been working through their contacts books to look at “prospectives” for Harry,’ says another royal source. ‘Discretion is key. Candidates must also be athletic, love animals, retain high levels of stamina, be reasonably well educated if not fiercely academic, have no unguarded “mouthy” moments, be fun-loving, able to travel effortlessly and have no medical problems. A tall order in one girl!’”
Kate doesn’t want Harry to find a wife:
“While Kate would like Harry to find a bride, the potential addition of another person into their tight unit poses its own problems. For the moment, Harry being single ‘works just fine’ says the royal source. ‘It’s not about competition, but turning their threesome into a foursome will be a daunting prospect, whoever it is. The status quo does rather suit Kate because she can be leader of the pack — and doesn’t have to accommodate a stranger. They’re used to their cosy trio. It’s hard to imagine anyone else joining them.’”
William and Kate don’t like the Yorks:
“However close William, Kate and Harry are, they cannot agree on everything. When it comes to the Yorks… William and Kate will always side with Charles and, like him, would prefer not to have the Yorks too close.”
I think it’s interesting that most of the photos in the article are years old.
If Harry lives full time in London, and Kate lives most of her time in Norfolk, how much are they really watching Game of Thrones together? While I can see them being friendly, they are at two very different places in their lives – and live in two different cities most of the time – and I can’t really see them hanging out on the regular.
I can’t believe that the ‘royal insider’ referenced fan rumors that Kate switched universities to follow William in an attempt at meeting him.
It’s a shame we never get to see ‘Harry the super fun uncle to George and Charlotte’.
I got really p*ssed at the ‘wife’s traits’ part. First of all, Harry himself is not well educated and most certainly not “fiercely academic” so why should his prospective wife be held to such high standards that he himself can’t even meet? And the “no medical problems” part… So basically Kate and Camilla are all FU to wounded veterans who might actually be a good match for Harry. “Oh, you lost your leg in Afghanistan while defending our freedom? Well no tiara for you then!” Just because someone has medical problems doesn’t mean they aren’t a great person who would make a fantastic royal. Heck, they would probably make a better royal because they could actually connect to people on a more personal level than whatever level Kate connects to people on.
Lol at the ‘Kate doesn’t want Harry to find a bride’ part. “It’s not about competition”… Sure, keep telling yourself that.