Kate and Prince William will ‘break royal marriage curse’ despite ‘bumps in the road’

Kate Middleton and Prince William share anniversary video

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Royal commentator Dan Wootton said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s romance is “in the mould” of the Queen and Prince Philip, not Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Mr Wootton also praised William and Kate, who celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on Thursday, for balancing tradition with being more modern.

Writing in his latest MailOnline column, Mr Wootton said: “After ten years of marriage, Prince William and Catherine (as she prefers to be known formally, although I still can’t get used to that) clearly represent the Royal Family’s best chance of survival.

“Sure, it hasn’t been easy and there have been significant bumps in the road, but I now truly believe they will break the royal marriage curse and stay together for as long as they are both alive.

“What’s most impressive is they’ve done it their way: Combining the traditional need for the public to feel like they’ve had their pound of flesh while raising a young family in a thoroughly modern way.”

The Cambridges shared two new portraits to mark their wedding anniversary this week.

The couple are seen smiling and cuddling in the pictures.

Mr Wootton said: “And judging by the stunning portraits by the rock photographer Chris Floyd, released to mark the tenth anniversary today, there is nothing to doubt that this royal romance is in the mould of the Queen and Prince Philip, not Prince Charles and Diana.”

The royal commentator added that William and Kate are “so happy” after 10 years of marriage.

He said: “Despite the chaos of Megxit, the shame of Prince Andrew and the pain of losing Prince Philip, William and Kate are more confident in their role.

“They have a plan, they’re going to stick to it and by God they’re going to have some fun along the way.”

The Cambridges tied the knot in a spectacular ceremony at Westminster Abbey on April 29 2011 after an eight-year relationship.

Ten years on, the couple have three children, seven-year-old Prince George, Princess Charlotte, five, and three-year-old Prince Louis.

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William and Kate have faced personal challenges over the past year with the fallout from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry quitting royal duties and the Sussexes’ bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.

They were out and about two days before their wedding anniversary, completing a day of royal engagements in County Durham

The Cambridges had a tour of Manor Farm at Little Stainton near Darlington, where they both had a go a tractor driving.

They went on to visit The Cheesy Waffles Project (CWP), which provides young people with learning disabilities with the skills and independence they need for adulthood.

On their wedding anniversary, William and Kate shared a video on Twitter of themselves enjoying the outdoors with their three children.

The 39-second clip shows the family at their Norfolk residence, Anmer Hall, and on sand dunes at a nearby beach.

In a tweet accompanying the clip, the couple thanked those who had sent “kind messages” to mark the milestone.

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