Kate Middleton Stopped Prince William From Doing This To His Body

Most of us can think of a time when we wanted to do something but didn’t after talking it over with our significant other. Well, this is also true for the royals as Prince William was apparently thrilled about getting something done on his body but was talked out of it by Kate Middleton.

Here’s exactly what the future king of England was going to get done before Middleton stopped him.

Kate Middleton and Prince William
Kate Middleton and Prince William | Middleton Family/Clarence House via GettyImages

What Middleton talked William out of doing

Back in 2008 when William was serving in the military, he reportedly decided that he wanted to get a large tattoo on his back, similar to the guardian angel former soccer star David Beckham has.

A sailor deployed with the prince on the HMS Iron Duke in the Caribbean told The Sun that William definitely wanted to get the ink but Middleton, who was his girlfriend at the time, didn’t approve of him getting the sizeable artwork.

“Lots of the guys on board sport tattoos [and] it was obvious William was fascinated,” the sailor said. “He asked how painful it was and wanted to know what they thought of his idea for a tattoo across his shoulders. We didn’t think he was serious — but he said he was keen to get a large tattoo like the one Beckham has.”

In the end though William did not get it and told his mates “the only thing that stopped him was his girlfriend.”

Does Middleton have any tattoos?

Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton | John Stillwell – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Middleton has never gotten any tattoos herself, however, royal watchers were confused in 2018 when a small flower was spotted on right hand. Turns out the marking was actually a semi-permanent tattoo.

While speaking with a group from Young Asian Voices, the duchess was asked by one of the girls if she could draw a henna design on her hand.

“I said ‘Would you like a design?’ and she was like ‘Yes, if you don’t mind,’” Shajida Begum, who drew the black flower explained. “She was saying that it was really pretty. I was just telling her how it works. I was telling her when she can wash it off — I said ‘when it becomes flaky.’”

Henna tattoos are done with a natural dye and last anywhere from one to four weeks.

Are members of the royal family allowed to get tattoos?

Lady Amelia Windsor
Lady Amelia Windsor | Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Many have wondered if William had gone through with getting that tattoo would he have broken any sort of protocol or tradition. The answer is no because the royals do not have any rules against members of the family getting ink on their bodies. In fact, some of them do have permanent ink.

Prince William and Prince Harry’s cousin, Lady Amelia Windsor, for example, has multiple tattoos.The Daily Mail noted that she has one on each of her wrists as well as a tiger on her shoulder.

Other royal families in Europe don’t seem to have a rule against getting tattoos either as Princess Sofia of Sweden, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, and Princess Stéphanie of Monaco all have tattoos.

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