With just under two weeks until Valentine’s Day, many couples have already picked out the perfect gift for their significant other.
For those unfortunate souls struggling in the gift department, a bouquet of roses for your significant other is usually safe bet for Valentine’s Day.
However, Catherine, Princess of Wales, has suggested that Prince William is unlikely to give her anything on a day when many will be expressing their love for their partners.
During her recent visit to Kirkgate Market in Leeds, the 41-year-old mother of three spoke with local florist, Neil Ashcroft.
The pair chatted about his business before Ashcroft offered the Royal hyacinths and asked her about her plans for the upcoming day of love.
“I suggested William will be buying her roses and she said ‘I don’t think he will do'”, he said.
Though Catherine gave no further details on what she and her husband have planned for Valentine’s day, William had previously made it clear that gift-giving wasn’t his strong suit.
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Appearing on an episode of That’s Peter Crouch Podcast, the Prince of Wales recalled the gifting mishap he made during the early stages of his blossoming relationship with Catherine.
“I did get my wife a pair of binoculars once — she’s never let me forget that,” William said.
“That was early on in the courtship, that was,” he continued to say, adding that he thought the gift “sealed the deal”, even taking the time to wrap them himself, hoping to woo Catherine even more.
“They were really nice. I was trying to convince myself about it. I was like, ‘But these are really amazing, look how far you can see!’ She was looking at me going, ‘They’re binoculars, what’s going on?’ It didn’t go well. Honestly, I have no idea why I bought her a pair of binoculars,” he said.
Luckily for William, the unusual present wasn’t too much of a disaster as the couple are now happily married with three children- Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, and are set to celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary this April.
Catherine’s visit to Leeds marks the start of her new Shaping Us campaign, which aims to improve society’s understanding regarding the effects that the earliest years of a child’s life has on their personal development.
Days earlier, the Princess of Wales held a pre-campaign launch event at BAFTA headquarters, where she gave a speech highlighting the “critical importance” of providing parents with the “very best information and support” to raise their children.
“The campaign is fundamentally about shining a spotlight on the critical importance of early childhood and how it shapes the adults we become,” she said.
“This is why it is essential, to not only understand the unique importance of our earliest years but to know what we can all do to help raise future generations of happy, healthy adults.”
As the patron of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the royal has dedicated a majority of her work to early childhood development and pregnancy, having called the newest campaign her “life’s work”.