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Prince William and Princess Kate's quirky trait proves they're a match made in heaven

The Prince and Princess of Wales make the perfect couple, due to a specific shared personality trait

Prince William and Princess Kate smiling at eachother
Melanie Macleod
Melanie MacleodWellness Editor
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Prince William and Princess Kate always seem to be having the time of their lives on joint public engagements, and never more so when they're taking part in a competitive activity.

From spinning to sailing to running, the Prince and Princess of Wales never look happier than when they're engaging in a spot of healthy competition – watch the video below to see Princess Kate's priceless reaction to her husband winning a sailing competition below…

WATCH: Princess Kate’s reaction to coming last in sailing challenge is priceless

Their competitive nature could in fact be key to their successful relationship, with psychotherapist and founder of Luxe Psychology Practice Jade Thomas explaining: "Competition may bring a fair amount of excitement, motivation and drive to your relationship.

"Two individuals who have a competitive streak could be considered compatible as they share similar values and will both be equally motivated," Jade continues.

Psychotherapist Dana Moinian of The Soke agrees, adding: "Being jointly competitive can serve as encouragement for both members of a couple. Competitive people generally like to move benchmarks higher and higher so when two people who are in a relationship have the same mindset as can be beneficial for them in terms of progression."

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Both Dana and Jade point out that competitiveness needs to be kept in check, though to avoid it being detrimental. "It's important to be aware of what the competition is about in the relationship," cautions Jade.

Catherine, Princess of Wales smiles at Prince William, Prince of Wales as he took part in a Charity Polo Cup © Charlie Crowhurst
The Prince and Princess of Wales are good sports when it comes to competition

"For example, it could become detrimental to the relationship if both parties are constantly competing to outperform one another, as this could result in conflict and lowered self-esteem."

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We're sure that Princess Kate and William's competition is perfectly balanced – read on for their best competitive moments over the years…

Princess Kate tries her hand at archery© Getty
Princess Kate tried her hand at archery - to William's amusement

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Prince William and Princess Kate hurling and Gaelic football © Getty
Prince William and Princess Kate took part in hurling and Gaelic football
Princess Kate jokingly puts her head in her hands after losing a sailing regatta© Getty
Princess Kate jokingly puts her head in her hands after losing a sailing regatta

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Princess Kate and Prince William on spin bikes© Getty
Princess Kate and Prince William battled it out on spin bikes
 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge take part in a land yachting session on West Sands beach on May 26, 2021© Getty
Princess Kate proves that competition is always fun
Princess Kate celebrates her triumph against Prince William© Getty
Princess Kate celebrates her triumph!

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