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Here's what Kate Middleton and Prince William's body language tells us about their relationship

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  The Duke and Duchess of
  Cambridge have been married since 2011, and in that time they
  have welcomed three children to the family.
  
  Although the couple have celebrated big milestones together,
  recent rumors have suggested that their marriage could be on the
  rocks.
  
  Buckingham Palace has repeatedly declined to comment on the
  claims, and the pair typically remain quiet on private matters.
  
  INSIDER spoke to body language expert Patti Wood to get
  another perspective on their relationship. 
  
  
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  Prince William and Kate
  Middleton have come a long way since they first met as
  fresh-faced university students.

  The world has watched as they've celebrated milestone after
  milestone, from their royal wedding in 2011 to welcoming their
  children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis into
  the family.

  
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  The most iconic photo from every year of Prince William and Kate
  Middleton's relationship
  

  However, despite being the subjects of intense speculation, the
  couple typically remain tight-lipped about their relationship.

  They 
  broke up for a short period in 2007 before getting back
  together just several months later. When asked about the split
  during his engagement
  interview with Middleton, William said they had to "find
  their own way" and "grow up" but didn't spill any further details
  on the reasons behind the decision.

  The couple have been married for eight years now, but that hasn't
  stopped the rumor mill from turning, with several publications
  reporting that their relationship has been in trouble since
  before the birth of Prince Louis in 2018.

  Kensington Palace has repeatedly declined to comment on the
  rumors, so it's difficult for royal fans to gage what their
  relationship is really like, especially as the couple rarely show
  PDA during public engagements.

  Royal photographer Tim Rooke recently told 
  INSIDER that "we don't often see Prince William and the
  duchess holding hands" because of the pressure placed on William,
  who is second in line to the throne.

  It's also typically considered to be 
  against royal etiquette for members of the royal family to
  show displays of public affection at official appearances. 

  To get another perspective on the situation, INSIDER spoke to
  body language expert and author Patti Wood.
  Wood, who holds a BA and MA in Body Language and Nonverbal
  Communication, analyzed photos of the couple from the beginning
  of their relationship until now.

  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been married since 2011, and in that time they have welcomed three children to the family.
  • Although the couple have celebrated big milestones together, recent rumors have suggested that their marriage could be on the rocks.
  • Buckingham Palace has repeatedly declined to comment on the claims, and the pair typically remain quiet on private matters.
  • INSIDER spoke to body language expert Patti Wood to get another perspective on their relationship.

Prince William and Kate Middleton have come a long way since they first met as fresh-faced university students.

The world has watched as they've celebrated milestone after milestone, from their royal wedding in 2011 to welcoming their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis into the family. 

However, despite being the subjects of intense speculation, the couple typically remain tight-lipped about their relationship.

They broke up for a short period in 2007 before getting back together just several months later. When asked about the split during his engagement interview with Middleton, William said they had to "find their own way" and "grow up" but didn't spill any further details on the reasons behind the decision.

The couple have been married for eight years now, but that hasn't stopped the rumor mill from turning, with several publications reporting that their relationship has been in trouble since before the birth of Prince Louis in 2018.

Kensington Palace has repeatedly declined to comment on the rumors, so it's difficult for royal fans to gage what their relationship is really like, especially as the couple rarely show PDA during public engagements.

Royal photographer Tim Rooke recently told INSIDER that "we don't often see Prince William and the duchess holding hands" because of the pressure placed on William, who is second in line to the throne.

It's also typically considered to be against royal etiquette for members of the royal family to show displays of public affection at official appearances.

To get another perspective on the situation, INSIDER spoke to body language expert and author Patti Wood.

Wood, who holds a BA and MA in Body Language and Nonverbal Communication, analyzed photos of the couple from the beginning of their relationship until now.

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