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Prince William 'new breed' of royal husband

2011-04-21 20:35
The second-in-line to the throne will marry his fiancée Kate Middleton at London's Westminster Abbey on April 29 and former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond believes his long term relationship with Kate has provided the perfect basis for a successful marriage.

She said: "I hope and believe that he is a new breed of royal husband. At University he's found out what it's like to go to the supermarket, do the cooking, wash up and clean the loo.  He and Kate have been able to lead something approaching a normal life which is what William loves. He's spent ten years deciding that Kate is the right woman for him and now I think he'll make a great husband for her."

'Strong character'

Jennie is also impressed with Kate's performance on her recent joint engagements with William and thinks her "strong character" will help her to fit right in with the rest of the royal family.

She said: "I think she's going to be brilliant. She's already carried out a few engagements with William and looks like a natural. She didn't seem at all nervous, she was delighted to meet people and chat and the crowds loved her.

"She brings a vital ingredient to her new role: maturity. She's been given time to get an idea of what life as a royal will be like and she's decided she can handle living in the royal goldfish bowl. She seems to have a strong character and she has also been discreet over the past decade - an important asset in a princess."

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