Kate Middleton Avoids Saying A Specific Word That Relates to Prince Harry Inside of Her Home

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Kate Middleton attends Wimbledon 2022; Prince Harry leaving London's High Court after his testimony in June 2023.

Aug. 18 2023, Published 4:08 p.m. ET

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Kate, Princess of Wales, avoids saying a specific word within the home she shares with Prince William and their three children, a source claimed.

"I don't believe the word 'spare' has ever been uttered inside their home to describe one or more of their babies. It is just not on their radar. They wanted to have a large, loving family," royal expert Kinsey Schofield told an outlet.

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Princess Margaret at a royal engagement in her later years; Prince Andrew speaks to investors at a 2019 royal outing and Prince Harry smiles as he leaves Westminster Abbey after his father's coronation.

The future monarch and consort likely avoid using the word because it is closely associated with Prince Harry, who named his controversial memoir after the term. "Spare" refers to any royal sibling that is next in line to the throne after the heir, which is typically their older brother or sister.

The "spare syndrome" concept goes all the way back to the earliest origins of the British monarchy in medieval times. It is theorized that the backup to the future monarch has a tendency to feel devalued and underappreciated based on the bloodline hierarchy of the institution. In recent years, alternates such as Princess Margaret, Prince Andrew and Harry have frequently caused scandals within the family due to their reduced status.

As The Royal Observer previously reported, the Prince and Princess of Wales are ensuring that Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are free to "have careers" to prevent feeling inferior to Prince George — a future king.

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Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at two different royal outings to celebrate King Charles III's crowning in May 2023.

In his autobiography, the Duke of Sussex stated that the word was frequently used around him while he was growing up. "They would say it without a spirit of judgment, but straight out. I was the shadow, the supporting actor, the plan B. I was brought into this world in case something happened to Willy," he wrote.

Although the next Queen Consort is making sure her two youngest children feel supported, it is believed she is also imparting the importance of royal duties as well. "William and Catherine are teaching their children about royal responsibilities by doing them," Kinsey added.

Even though Charlotte and Louis will reportedly be free to choose their own occupations, both are destined for major royal titles in the decades to come. Charlotte is eligible to become "Princess Royal" to Louis' "Duke of York" during their father's reign, granted the current holders of those positions are deceased. The senior royal monikers typically come with the expectation of lifelong royal service, but with the Crown modernizing, anything is possible.

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The Princess of Wales attends Mental Health Awareness Week events in London in March 2023; the Wales children in a carriage procession during Trooping the Colour 2022.

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Daily Express reported on Schofield's comments.

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