If a picture speaks a thousand words, then it’s impossible to deny how well Prince Harry and Duchess Kate get on. Whenever they make appearances together, even with Prince William there as well, there’s something magical about the comfort Harry and Kate exhibit in one another’s company as they chat and whisper and laugh. He’s the funny man, she’s the straight woman. He’s the joker, the wild one, she’s the polite one who’s always got to keep her game face on. But if there’s anyone who can get a smirk out of Kate, it’s Harry. And now we know why.
Because they’re pals. For anyone hoping some kind of royal love triangle is brewing, sorry, but it’s more of a big sis/little bro thing going on. The Daily Mail has it on good authority (we really want to know who!) that while Harry has “plenty of female friends” he is “probably closer to Kate than any other woman on the planet.”
Their source insists that it’s not flirting, though they admit Harry “does have a knack of making women, including Kate, feel good about themselves, commenting on what they are wearing, for example. But as Harry once said, Kate is like the big sister he never had.”
And mother. According to the source, Kate has become Harry’s “trusted counsel” when it comes to someone to confide in.
So what do Harry and sister-mom Kate do together? Just hang out. The way the Mail writes it, their friendship is like everyone else’s, “genuine” and he drops in whenever he can, joining them for “cozy family suppers.” They can often be found “in front of Game of Thrones boxsets” or Kate will give him “cookery lessons” and offer “sensible romantic advice”–basically exactly what you want in a pal.
The best part for Kate? Uncle Harry. “Kate also adores the way Harry plays with her children — he is very good with them, a charming big kid and silly uncle … Harry has been encouraged by both William and Kate to see as much of George and Charlotte as he likes. He is a great supporter of George to be as adventurous as possible, so football in the KP garden is a must, along with walking Lupo the dog. There are constant japes with the children. If he can return them muddy, Harry sees it as a job done!”
Can’t you just see Harry rolling around with George or getting into tickle fights with Charlotte? Oh, our hearts. But back to Harry and Kate. They’re great together. Dare we say, maybe even greater than Kate and Will. You can’t fake that kind of chemistry. Or the stolen glances and inside jokes. You can tell they genuinely adore and respect each other, have a blast and have loads to laugh about when they’re together. Kind of perfect, no? Ahh, a fantasy for another life.
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