Kate Middleton and Prince William
Prince William and Kate Middleton attend the 1st Battalion Irish Guards St Patrick's Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2019 in Hounslow, England. Getty Images/Gareth Fuller

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s relationship was previously described as revolutionary, but a royal historian said that this is actual nonsense.

While speaking with The Telegraph years ago, David Starkey commented on the public’s claims that the relationship of Prince William, who is from one of the oldest royal houses in Europe, and Middleton, who is a commoner, is a break from tradition. According to Starkey, however, the royal couple’s relationship is not that special after all.

“This isn’t a new beginning for the monarchy – it’s scarcely even a new chapter,” he said.

The royal historian went on to discuss the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s relationship by saying that the couple is actually equal in so many ways even though they come from different backgrounds.

“They’ve lived together, separated, got together again – they’ve done what any sensible middle-class couple does. What has always been true is how incredibly fluid class is: it’s money driven, if you can buy your child the right privileges, that’s all that matters,” he said.

Starkey also said that Middleton has already proven that under the right circumstances, the social ladder can be climbed with relative ease. The royal historian also said that Middleton and Prince William are quite similar when it comes to their educational backgrounds.

Meanwhile, Starkey also drew a comparison between Middleton and the late Princess Diana. He likened the Princess of Wales to a frightened little rabbit who was unprepared for public life. Middleton, on the other hand, is an educated woman, who sometimes comes across as more confident than her husband.

Middleton and Prince William were last seen in public at last weekend’s Trooping the Colour. The event, which was held to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday, also happened to be their youngest son Prince Louis’ first royal engagement.

The adorable 1-year-old stole the show by smiling and waving to the crowds.