Prince William is treated like a “fourth child” by Kate Middleton, according to a close Kensington Palace source.
The Wales’ family dynamic has been the source of adoration for royal fans, with particular love for the three children – Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, eight, and Prince Louis, five.
However, a royal expert has suggested that Kate sometimes treats William similarly to her children because of his tantrum-throwing, reports the Express.
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A recent survey of 4,000 Britons found the Prince and Princess of Wales are the most popular members of the Royal Family.
Like all marriages, Kate and William's isn't perfect, but they know how to make it work, according to the source.
Speaking to the Express, Tom Quinn, author of Gilded Youth: An Intimate History of Growing Up in the Royal Family, shared conversations he had with the source that worked closely with William and Kate.
"Kate treats him [William] like the fourth child because he's prone to tantrums," the source told Quinn.
According to the source, Kate also knows exactly how to stop arguments from escalating.
Quinn explained: "They do have rows. It's not a perfect marriage. They have terrific rows.”
The royal author continued: "But, where some couples have a row and throw heavy vases at each other, William and Kate throw cushions at each other. It's always kept under control."
The royal author attributes the couple's marital success to the late Queen's legacy.
Queen Elizabeth II embodied the mantra at the heart of the Firm: "Never complain, never explain."
The late Queen understood the importance of maintaining a dignified silence during turbulent times, Quinn said.
"Because William adopts the manners and ways of behaving of his grandmother and Kate is very good at not complaining, both of them have stuck to the thing that made Queen Elizabeth II such a remarkable monarch," he said.
Whatever the secret is to their strong marriage, Britons are behind them.
While Kate and William are the most favoured royals, Kate has overtaken her husband in the popularity stakes, a recent Ipsos survey found.
The Princess of Wales was the most liked at 38%, followed by heir to the throne William at 34%.
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