Prince William has been criticized for his behavior towards Kate Middleton during a recent wedding, with some calling him “rude” and “impatient.” On his 41st birthday, William received birthday greetings from family members and faced negative speculation in the press. At the wedding of Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan and his wife, William reportedly did something to Kate that was deemed rude by some observers. The incident has drawn attention amid ongoing tensions between the couple.
Royal families worldwide have longstanding connections through marriages, and the British Royal Family is no exception. Queen Victoria, known as “Europe’s Grandmother,” had her children marry into other European royal families. These connections still exist today, such as the relationship between the late Queen Elizabeth II and King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden, who are third cousins. The British line of succession includes the Swedish royals, ranking in the 200s.
Prince William and Kate Middleton have formed close relations with royals from other parts of the world, including the Jordanian Royal Family. King Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania attended King Charles’ coronation and Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. Recently, William and Kate attended the wedding of Crown Prince Hussein and his wife, where they were joined by other foreign royals.
Kate Middleton’s personal connection to Jordan dates back to her childhood. When she was young, her family lived there as her father worked for British Airways. Kate attended an English-language nursery and developed friendships with children from various countries. Her connection to Jordan resurfaced in 2018 when William visited the country and spent time with Crown Prince Hussein. During the visit, William expressed Kate’s desire to visit Jordan and eventually brought their children there in 2021.
During the recent wedding, Prince William gestured towards Kate, signaling her to hurry up while she was engaged in conversation with Princess Rajwa. This action has drawn criticism from royal experts, who deemed it rude and dominant behavior. Body language experts noted that William’s behavior seemed overly dominant and likened it to a parent scolding a child. Some experts defended William, suggesting that he may not have intended disrespect but acknowledging the tension it created for Kate.
Despite the criticism, Prince William and Kate Middleton continue to navigate their royal roles and relationships, maintaining connections with various royal families around the world.