Compatibility of Marriage Between Prince William & Kate Middleton
The most talked about event for the next few months will surely be the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton. She will be the first “commoner” to marry into the inner circle of the British Royal family, allowing the Prince to chose a bride himself, rather than have one chosen for him! So let’s see what the Vedic astrological compatibility brings to light!
I am using the actual time of birth of Prince William, as it is available, being the 21st of June 1982 at 9:03 PM in London. Kate Middleton’s birth date is known as the 9th of January in the same year and the place was Reading, Berkshire, England. Many astrologers are simply using 12 PM as a birth time for her due to her birth time not being available, but this is completely inadequate for getting any real factual knowledge about her life to come. Using her photographs at different ages and the facts of her life events and personality that we can get, I have worked out her birth time to be approximately 6:45 AM.
Using the three most widely used methods for compatibility that compares the lunar mansions we get quite a good compatibility between them. It is said that without a high enough “score” for a match between two charts no, marriage has any possibility of being a happy one. All three of these methods show the basic compatibility very favorable. Therefore we now go further with practical considerations. We have seen high scoring matches in a marriage end in divorce, although have never seen extremely low scoring matches end with a satisfying and fruitful marriage. The reason for the latter I have already stated. The reason for my first conjecture is that both partners must have congruency in their ability to handle life’s challenges. They also must have a compatible philosophy on what “happiness” means in a marriage or a lasting or happy partnership is unlikely to endure for any length of time.
Both are Sagittarius ascendants and both at such an early degree that using either the sidereal zodiac that all Vedic astrologers use, or the western tropical zodiac, this will be the rising sign. As I am using the sidereal zodiac, which is the accurate orbital calculations used by all astronomers, please note that all positions will only be noted as per the Vedic system from this point.
Jupiter, lord of the ascendant for both horoscopes is placed in Libra, in the 11th house of great wealth. Therefore both are destined to have great material facility. In both horoscopes Mercury, lord of the 7th house of marriage as well as the 10th house of status or career, and Venus, lord of the 11th house of gains as well as the 6th of foreign countries and obstacles, are conjoined creating a powerful indication of both getting an extraordinary marital partner, as well as having very high status among not only their peers, but society. Kate’s in Capricorn are in the 2nd house of inflow of money and family, indicating marriage into an extremely wealthy and powerful family. Prince William’s are in the 6th showing much travel and “obstacles” he is forced to contend with in his life. It also means that it is going to be very challenging for Kate to live the very “public” life she will be forced to contend with. That will cause much consternation for her, but being married to a royal there will certainly not be any alternative for her.
Both charts have Mars and Saturn conjoined in the 10th house of status in Virgo. This means great influence for them over others, but also “intrigue” and a possibility of there being persons wanting to cast a “blight” at some time on one or both of their reputations.
Kate is a very righteous and kind person, shown by her 9th lord Sun being in the ascendant. Even in William’s chart his 9th lord Sun is posited in the 7th of the wife, indicating having a wonderful wife full of good qualities of character, as well as he himself having a heart filled with compassion for others. Both Kate and Prince William, being Sagittarius ascendants, are honest, straightforward and caring people that will make good examples for those that look up to them. Having both a Gemini Sun and Moon, William will be able to easily “multitask” living up to all that will be expected of him as a future monarch. He will also make a great father to his children.
However I take note of both William’s and Kate’s 8th house lord Moon being posited in the 7th of marriage, indicating definite trials and tribulations in their marital life. With William’s 7th house lord being in the 6th of obstacles, my conjecture is further reinforced.
Both have a Raja Yoga, or powerful “kingly” influence on the 5th house due to mutual aspect of both Jupiter and Mars. It indicates fame and being able to have good children, as well as that they have performed many pious actions in their previous births. Both also have the aspect of Jupiter on the 7th house of marriage so the marriage will be auspicious in so far as both being loved as a couple and in the minds and hearts of the public towards them. However Saturn’s aspect is also cast on their 7th houses, meaning marital discord will come at some point in this relationship.
The couple has Ketu, south node of the Moon in the ascendant of their horoscopes and Rahu, north node of the Moon, in the 7th house of marriage. As they share having 8th lord Moon in the 7th house of marriage, this is not going to be an easy marriage. Whatever the factors “practically” that may cause problems, which are not hard to imagine with William being 2nd in line for the throne of the United Kingdom, their fate is already written. Such is the karma that can be read at the time of birth through the horoscope and cannot be changed. It will take great strength of character and steadfastness as a couple if they wish to get through the ups and downs of what will probably be the most “looked at ” marriage on the planet!!