Prince William and Duchess Kate almost never indulge in PDA. It’s understandable; they have a royal rep to protect. And no matter how bad we want them to hold hands or to see Will sling an arm affectionately around Kate’s shoulders, it’s not going to happen. When we see them, they’re working, and since they’re representatives of the British Monarchy, they keep it professional.
But just because they keep their hands to themselves during appearances and events doesn’t mean they don’t show they’re sweet on each other in other ways.
The couple were at the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday and according to Hello! magazine, onlookers overheard William and Kate call each other by their respective nicknames: Darling and… Darling. Because, of course.
Hello! reports that Will and Kate were admiring the 5,000 Poppies project (a display of 300,000 knitted flowers) when he asked her if she could make her own poppy.
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“William asked Kate, ‘Could you make one of these, darling?'” recalled designer Margaret Knight.
They then moved on to the Support the Husqvarna Garden, which was shipped from Melbourne, Australia; there, designer Mick Conway also noted how the royals addressed each other.
“They seemed very interested in the garden,” said Conway. “William in particular, he said, ‘This for me is gold by far.’ He also asked what this plant was (pointing to a Buxus) and Kate said to him, ‘Darling, we’ve got that.'”
Of course it’s “Darling,” and not “Sweetie” or “Honey.” But “Darling,” albeit perfectly posh, is still sweet as can be and it sounds so much better when there’s a British accent involved. Right, dahlings?