The Crown: How Involved Was Carole Middleton In Kate & William's Relationship?
2024/03/05

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Episode 7 of The Crown season 6, titled "Alma Mater," delves into the blossoming relationship between Kate Middleton and Prince William, sparking rumors about Kate's mother, Carole Middleton. The show depicts Carole as a pushy social climber aiming for a royal marriage for her daughter. This portrayal aligns with existing views of Carole, as when Kate and William first went public in 2004, British tabloids accused Carole of orchestrating the match due to her own marriage into wealth.

As The Crown approaches more recent events, controversy arises prompting Netflix to clarify the show's fictional nature.

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The Royals remain quiet on the matter, and Carole Middleton refrains from comment. While Carole's silence fuels speculation, there is no confirmation regarding her role in setting up Kate and William. The show invents a chance encounter for Kate and William in 1996, leading Kate to St. Andrews College where William studies art history, mirroring Kate's real-life decision to swap Edinburgh University for St. Andrews.

The Crown portrays Carole as a social climber, hinting at her involvement in her daughter's royal marriage. However, in reality, there is no concrete proof of Carole manipulating events. The show's portrayal may be dramatized for entertainment value, and speculations on Carole's influence over Kate and William remain just that - speculations.

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