What’s the secret to a happy marriage? No one knows for sure, of course, but finding someone who makes you laugh probably doesn’t hurt. Especially if you are going to be in the public eye together for the rest of your lives. And maybe being the King and Queen Consort some day like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Prince William and Kate Middleton have already weathered some pretty stormy times together, not just as members of the royal family but also as parents to Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. So how do they hold on to their strong bond? They just keep making each other laugh.
Middleton and Prince William have been together for nearly two decades, first meeting at St. Andrew’s University in 2003. Well, technically they first met when their two schools played hockey against each other as middle schoolers, but they didn’t become a couple until years later. When the two were interviewed after they announced their engagement in 2010 by the BBC, Prince William explained their relationship “blossomed” over a year of friendship when they discovered they had a “good giggle” together. And, well, the giggles just keep on coming. Starting Off On The Right Foot Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson Collection/Getty Images
Years before that, the happy couple shared a laugh during their engagement photo call in 2010.
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The royal couple tried their hands at playing golf during an outing to the Cheesy Waffles Project in April 2021, and Prince William’s golf swing had his wife laughing.
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During a trip to the Teagasc Grassland and Animal Research Centre in Dublin in 2020, Prince William must have said something hilarious because Kate Middleton is having a good old laugh.
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Prince William and Kate Middleton looked like they were having a tough time holding it together during the first King’s Cup regatta in Cowes, England in 2019. They were there on official duty for their Royal Foundation charity, but that didn’t stop them from having a blast.
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Kate Middleton thinks Prince William is pretty hilarious, as evidenced by her full happy giggle at the King’s Regatta in 2019.
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During a 2020 trip to Island Leisure Amusement Arcade in Barry, Wales, Prince William’s skills were a laughing matter for his wife. And for him; fortunately he doesn’t take himself too seriously.
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Kate Middleton got a real kick out of Prince William’s attempt to play hockey in the Northwest Territories of Canada in 2011.
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During a 2018 Christmas visit to troops stationed in Cyprus, Prince William’s excitement over fake snow had Kate Middleton in stitches.
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Prince William isn’t the only funny one in the family. In 2016 Kate Middleton had him cracking up on a visit to India.
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Kate Middleton’s skills with a bow and arrow made both her and Prince William laugh at the Changlingmethang National Archery ground in Thimphu on April 14, 2016.
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The couple who celebrates big Olympic wins for their country together by laughing and whooping it up stays together. I’m pretty sure that’s the way the saying goes.
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Middleton and Prince William were on the job during a visit to the BBC to support his prevention of cyberbullying initiative, but of course they still found time to laugh.
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Kate Middleton raced her husband for their Heads Together charity at Olympic Park in 2017, and it’s tough to tell if he’s giving her a high five or trying to hold her back. Either way, she thought it was hilarious.
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Prince William’s dance moves in Tuvalu in 2012 had Kate Middleton in hysterics.
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It looks like their love of laughter has rubbed off on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children, and they’re here for it. At the 2019 Trooping The Colour, Prince Louis was making both his parents laugh with his antics.
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During a 2018 visit to Sweden and Norway, Prince William tried his hockey skills out again and again, Kate Middleton found it hilarious.
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Savannah Phillips, daughter of Prince William’s cousin Peter Phillips, stole the show at the 2018 Trooping The Colour with her hilarious antics. Kate Middleton and Prince William were here for it.
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Prince George joined his parents at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia in 2014, and he was definitely great for entertainment value for them.
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On their wedding day in 2011, Kate Middleton made Prince William laugh by whopping it up in his dad Prince Charles’ classic Aston Martin. After their super traditional nuptials at Westminster Abbey, watched by millions of people across the world, these two knew how to let off a little steam.