Kate Middleton and Prince William have only been married for a little over a year, but it looks like the honeymoon is over.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who have been together for more than 10 years, are not "glowing newlyweds but ... a dispassionate couple stuck in the sexless rut of a decade-long relationship," and royal insiders claim William is even jealous of Prince Harry's bachelor lifestyle, Star (via Celebitchy.com) reports!
"He sees Harry with a string of beautiful girls, and he must regret missing out on so much because he was tied to Kate. ... He missed out on all the fun once he and Kate met at university," royal biographer Nicholas Davies tells the mag.
In fact, William, who just turned 30, has recently been reconnecting with pals he used to go clubbing with and has been partying without Kate.
"Some feel he should have sown some wild oats before settling down. You just hope he hasn't got married too young and is tempted by other women," a "veteran royal correspondent" tells Star, while another source adds, "William is definitely breaking out on his own. He enjoys a booze-up with the boys, and he's no longer living in Kate's pocket."
William got married shortly before his 29th birthday and is now 30, so that's hardly "too young" to be married. Plus, while he and Kate were broken up in 2007 (and, reportedly, also while they were together), he dated other women. Does that not count as "sowing his royal oats"? It actually sounds like he's having an early mid-life crisis!
But that's not the only sore spot for couple. William's military duties include long hours away from KateÂ—including the two months he spent stationed in the Falkland Islands earlier this yearÂ—and this summer has been full of public appearances for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. And although it's their "royal duty" to produce an heir, neither is ready for a babyÂ—and they haven't had sex in four months!
"As a royal, he's expected to father an heir immediately," Davies tells Star. "But I can only speculate that right now he's reluctant to get tied down with a family. ... There have been rumors that Kate has had difficulty conceiving, but my guess is that she doesn't want to spoil that gorgeous figure. The flight attendant's daughter is suddenly the world's most adored fashion icon. With a baby, the glamour would be over."
So these two are barely spending any time together because, work and family obligations aside, William would rather party with the boys and Kate would rather play dress-up. That sounds like a recipe for marital disaster! Kate can hardly complain, because she held on for so long to get that ring and she knew what she was getting into, but William sounds like a petulant child throwing a tantrum. But whether there's any truth to this report or not (and it's Star, so it's dubious, although there have been rumors about the state of the royal marriage for a long time), whatever their arrangement is, hopefully it works for them.
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