Kate Middleton and Prince William have been married for eight years but royal fans are wondering if they will not follow in Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s footsteps.

On the online forum site Quora, some royal fans shared their thoughts on whether they think the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would stay married to each other for the rest of their lives or not.

Frederick Crouch said that the decision to stay married will only depend on the parents of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. But if they want to get a divorce, the decision won’t be up to them.

“A royal marriage is the not the same as marriage in the law generally. A royal couple does not have to conduct a relationship, whereas in the law generally, you can divorce your spouse if they pay no attention to you… So Kate and William would not have to divorce if they themselves had fallen out,” he said.

Crouch added that officials might push for a divorce if the funding for the royal positions that Middleton and Prince William hold could no longer be paid for. In this case, the royal couple may continue to live together even if they are divorced officially.

Deanna Eppers, who is in favor of the monarchy, said that royal fans shouldn’t be worried about Prince William and Middleton’s marriage only because of the rumors that the former had an affair with Rose Hanbury.

“Well, it did not happen… He didn’t have an affair… How do I know this? Because an affair tore apart his family leading to his parents’ divorce, which led to Diana dating a guy who took her on a date with a drunk driver at the wheel, causing a chain of events leading to her death,” she said.

Other royal fans said that they are confident that Prince William and Middleton would stay married because they have three children. One royal fan also said that the couple will not divorce because Middleton wants to become Queen one day.

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Prince William, Middleton meets with Irish Guards after attending the St Patrick's Day parade at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, where they presented shamrock to officers and guardsmen of 1st Battalion the Irish Guards on March 17, 2019 in Hounslow, England. Getty Images/Gareth Fuller-WPA Pool