Prince William might be manipulative, according to some netizens.
In this forum, royal fans talked about Prince William’s manipulative ways. One user said that the Duke of Cambridge is a “manipulative guy.”
According to a netizen, Prince William has done some bad things, but the press always helped him out by not writing about it. On the other hand, the media was apparently terrible towards Prince Harry because they never forgive him for anything he did. The royal fan said that between the two, Prince Harry is the better guy for him.
“I used to feet [sic] rather neutral towards William – but always felt something was a bit off. Much of my neutrality came from feeling empathy towards him over the loss of his Mother, but in the past few years IMO William has become more and more manipulative,” another user commented.
The same netizen said that Prince William played cat and mouse with Kate Middleton when they were still dating. She added that the couple is “manipulative towards each other and/or anyone else who says something against them.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been together for almost two decades already. Their courtship spanned almost 10 years, and they have been married for eight years.
However, their relationship wasn’t smooth sailing. Prince William and Middleton endured two major breakups before the future king realized that Middleton is the person he wants to be with for life.
According to royal expert Richard Palmer, dating a royal was never easy due to the grueling media attention that comes with it. When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge split, they knew that it would only be temporary. He believed that Prince William manipulated the media during his split from Middleton.
“I’m sure they have split up for now but William’s very good at manipulating the media. This may be about giving her a breather from the royal scene as well as giving him time to go off and do what he wants to do,” Palmer said about their split.
Middleton was dubbed “Waity Katie” because she waited for years before Prince William proposed to her. According to royal expert Richard Kay, Prince William took his time because he saw how his parents’ marriage ended. Prince William didn’t want to be pressured like his father Prince Charles and get married at a young age like his mother Princess Diana.