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Who Prince William was supposed to marry and what this means for Prince George

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Who Prince William was supposed to marry and what this means for Prince George

Did you know the royal family had a princess  in mind to be Prince William’s wife? Well rumour has it they did. Apparently his family had dreams of him marrying Princess Madeleine of Sweden—the lovely lady pictured above. When Wills was a baby, royals and especially future Kings, were expected to marry other royals. So it makes sense that Princess Madeleine was a potential wife for William. She was born just 11 days before William and like Prince Harry, she is a spare to the Swedish throne. Heirs to throne can’t marry other heirs, they marry the spare. It’s obviously easier for royals to marry other royals. Unlike Kate, Madeleine wouldn’t have needed "princess lessons" or had to get used to the pressure that comes with being in the royal spotlight. Madeleine was born a princess and understands all that comes with that. What this means for Prince George? Obviously this potential royal couple never happened. William is happily married to Kate and earlier this year Madeleine got married to an American commoner. And now she’s pregnant—with a girl! Hello potential wife for Prince George. Half the fun of the royals is speculating about who they will marry. Who will be the next generation's Kate Middleton? I’m sure Prince George won’t be forced to marry another royal. But he can’t just marry any commoner, he will have to marry a very specific type. The “Kate-over” A royals wife must be a lot like Duchess Kate, which is why the term a "Kate-over" has been coined. It’s rumoured that the palace wants Prince Harry’s girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, to have a " Kate-over." This means they want her to exchange her scrunchies and overalls for Kate's sophisticated look of coat dresses and hatinators. A future princess has to have a specific image and boho chic just isn’t it. The " Kate-over" is just a rumour at this point, but I’m sure it’s true. The palace is very image-focused and prides itself on having prim and proper princesses—with the occasional wardrobe malfunction. So as much as I would love Prince George to get to marry any commoner he wants, I suspect his future spouse will be a lot like his mom—a polished, well-educated English woman from a well-off family. Let’s play matchmaker for Prince George—who would you like him to marry? Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
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