William and Kate praised for taking late Queen’s advice during hospital breach probe

By Staff

The Prince and Princess of Wales have endured a freznied level of public attention in recent weeks. In response, the couple seem to have taken a leaf out of the late Queen’s book

Prince William and Princess Kate have faced a great deal of public scrutiny in recent months.

From Kate’s surprise admittance to hospital, to the Mother’s Day photo fiasco, speculation about her continued absence, and even wild claims her recent sighting was actually a lookalike, the couple have endured a frenzied level of public interest.

In fact, just this week, The Mirror revealed that an investigation is underway over claims hospital staff tried to access Kate’s medical records following her operation.

While frustrations may well be growing behind closed doors, the Waleses have remained stoic in the public arena – bar Kate’s photo editing admission, they have not addressed any of the furore surrounding their family.

And it’s likely to remain that way. William and Kate appear to have adopted the late Queen’s mantra – ‘never complain, never explain’. That approach has seen them keep a dignified silence throughout many difficult episodes – including Prince Harry’s very public criticisms.

There is one notable occasion, however, when William did choose to speak out against his brother. It took place in March 2021, after Prince Harry and Meghan’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.

In the interview, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made allegations of racism and poor treatment of Meghan’s mental health while they were in the UK.

However, a few days after the interview was released, William defended the Royal Family and said they are “very much not a racist family” – although he did not speak on it further.

The adage ‘Never complain, never explain’ is thought to have originated from 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, and was then adopted by the Queen Mother. It has now become the go-to motto for the Royal Family, despite tests in recent years.

The Queen’s stoicism was considered one of her greatest attributes by many. “The very lack of personal drama has arguably been the secret of Elizabeth II’s success,” Tracy Borman, author of Crown & Sceptre: A New History of the British Monarchy, previously told People.

“According to Proverbs: ‘The heart of Kings is unknowable’. This is particularly true of Elizabeth II, who throughout her long reign has played her cards very close to her chest,” she continues.

“It is no small irony that in this age of mass communication, we have fewer of the Queen’s personal opinions and feelings on record than those of her predecessors. We know that she likes horse racing and corgis, spends her summers at Balmoral and her Christmases at Sandringham. But her spoken words are almost entirely the work of others.”

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