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Kate Middleton says "for once I'm in control" in Light-hearted moment with Prince William

Kate Middleton says "for once I'm in control" in Light-hearted moment with Prince William


A charming and candid exchange between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has taken the internet by storm.

In a compilation video shared on TikTok, Princess Kate Middleton playfully asserted her control over Prince William during a rappelling challenge in Wales back in 2015.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, known for their shared love of sports and adventure, participated in a rappelling team-building exercise at the Towers Residential Outdoor Education Centre.

William, as patron of the Mountain Rescue England and Wales organization, decided to descend down a steep incline. Kate, serving as his anchor and counterbalance, held his supporting rope.

As William descended, Kate couldn’t resist teasing him. “How much do you love me?” she playfully asked, her eyes twinkling. William, ever the good sport, replied with a touch of sarcasm,

“No, because you’re holding me!” But it was Kate’s next remark that stole the show. “For once, I’m in control,” she quipped, her laughter echoing against the rugged Welsh landscape.

The viral video captures the essence of their 13-year marriage—a mix of duty, love, and shared laughter.

Fans have praised the couple’s chemistry and their ability to find joy even in challenging situations. Kate’s candidness and William’s good-natured response reveal a glimpse of their private world beyond the regal façade.


The timing of this viral moment is significant. Since the beginning of 2024, the royal couple has faced increased public attention due to Kate’s health issues.

Her abdominal surgery in January and subsequent announcement about undergoing preventative chemotherapy have kept her out of the public eye. In the absence of new images or events, fans turn to nostalgic content from past years.

As Prince William and Kate prepare for their future roles as King and Queen consort, these glimpses into their relationship humanize the monarchy. Their shared love for adventure, their ability to laugh together, and Kate’s playful assertion of control—all contribute to their enduring appeal.