18 February 2018
Windsor Castle, Berkshire
William was wandering throughout the State Apartments and St. George's Hall waiting for the visitor to arrive. He seemed tense at first, and as Kate moved through to where William was walking he stopped and turned to her.
"I can't believe she's going to do this," William groaned. He looked about as furious as his calm demeanour could muster at that point. "How could my sister do this?!"
"It's her decision. It's 2018, and we've gone through this dialogue as a country. How are we supposed to keep her from this?" Catherine pleaded with her husband. The staff in Windsor, though sworn to stoic responsibility started to look in the direction of the Sovereign. "Look, if you really want advice, call Theresa. She'd tell you how to play this out, but you know my opinion."
The Private Secretary walked into the State Apartments and waited for the Sovereign to link eyes with his.
"Your Majesties, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent and guest have arrived," the Private Secretary said.
"Have her come through the Guest Entrance," William replied. Catherine gasped.
"No, let her come through the Official Entrance. We're literally standing in front of it," Catherine said. "Thank you." The Private Secretary bowed before making his way to the Official Entrance of Windsor Castle.He returned not long after with Renata and acclaimed British actress Emily Blunt.
"Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent," the Private Secretary announced before pausing, looking at Ms. Blunt, "and Guest."
The actress looked at the Private Secretary before Renata reached for her hand.
"Renata..." the Sovereign began, taking a deep breath. "When were you going to tell us?"
"It's my life," Renata responded. "You didn't care when Harry was caught ass and cock out on a balcony in St. Dominico..."
It was at that point that William began to round on her.
"This is LITERALLY a crisis the likes of which the Royal Family has never seen. I am the ceremonial head of the Anglican Church, and you decide that you are potentially going to go public with this relationship between you and Emily without even notifying us. Every tabloid is literally chomping at the bit right now and all you can think of is the fact that it's your life?!" the Sovereign responded.
"William, it's 2018 and you are my brother. I thought you'd be a little more supportive than this," Renata protested. She didn't back down from the austere and stern presence of the King of the United Kingdom.
"Please," Catherine added. "You love your sister, as do I. Please don't treat her this way." The Queen Consort looked at Renata and smiled. "I'm glad that you are happy, Renata. I truly am."
"Thank you," Renata replied. She turned and looked at Emily with deep affection before focusing on her brother again.
"We're planning on announcing our engagement and plan to get married in August in Bagshot Park," Renata explained. William said nothing. "I don't need your official blessing; I'm not in line for the throne since you have children. I merely want your respect and good wishes as my brother."
William stopped and looked at Renata. So many things kept racing through his mind at that moment, he didn't know what to say. He simply held her hand for a long period of time. Then, manifesting itself from his lips, he said, "Please...you don't need me to bless your engagement and your happiness. I want you to be happy, and if Emily does so, then she is welcome here. She can be Emily, Princess Royal, and she will have other titles upon your marriage. If you want a secular marriage ceremony, I will be delighted to attend and show my support."
Renata hugged William for quite a long time, letting a few tears roll down her face before running back of to Emily smiling.
"I'm glad it's gone over alright," Emily replied before curtsying towards Catherine and William. William said nothing and strolled over to her.
"Please, you are my future sister-in-law. You don't have to curtsy before me," William said.