Katie Nicholl, Vanity Fair’s royal editor, believes the Middleton family provides a sense of normality amid William and Kate’s busy life in the public eye. Speaking to OK! Magazine, Ms Nicholl said: “The Middletons have always been that anchor for Kate and William.
“It’s a real sense of normality amid any chaos.
“William has always loved spending time with all the Middletons as it’s his escapism.”
Next month will mark the Duke and Duchess of Cambridges’ 10th wedding anniversary which took place on April 29, 2011.
Within their ten years of marriage and in the years before, William was keen to keep a close relationship with the Middletons.
“He’s close to Carole and Michael and always insisted the royal family treat them well, which the Queen has done,” said Ms Nicholl.
“She welcomed them with open arms.”
The Middletons have been praised as one of the only non-aristocratic families to create and maintain such a strong bridge with the Windsors.
Marrying into the royal family could have easily driven a wedge between Kate and her parents but it seems they were both determined to keep the bond strong.
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Ms Nicholl added: “But she is focused on keeping them grounded, especially as her own family have kept her feet firmly on the ground.”