Kate Middleton and Prince William's 'romance inspiring the nation'

Nicola McCafferty
Yahoo Lifestyle
11 February 2013

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been named the most inspiring couple in the run up to Valentine's Day.

Kate Middleton and Prince William's relationship has captured the nation's hearts over the years, with Kate's pregnancy further cementing the royal twosome as the couple whose romance we most aspire to.

Interestingly, the new survey showed that Kate and Wills aren't the only regal relationships we admire either - as three generations of royal couples also made the list.

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Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II & HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were all featured in the top 10 - beating the likes of many celebrity pairings in some cases.

The Queen and Prince Philip came third in the list, falling just behind David and Victoria Beckham who earned a spot thanks to their 14-year marriage and weekly date nights. 

The poll, which surveyed over 2,000 British adults ahead of Valentine's Day, revealed that Kate and William's relationship inspired more romance than Twilight's Edward Cullen and Bella Swan.

The couple, whose first child is due in July, also pipped William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to the post - with romantic moments such as the balcony kiss at the Royal Wedding warming our hearts.

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Speaking about the research, which was conducted by Travelodge, Shakila Ahmed said it showed that we're looking up to more established relationships nowadays.

She said: "It’s the first time we

have seen three generations of royal couples make the top ten listing of

most inspiring romantic couples. 

"This year’s listing reveals that

Britons are looking up to established couples in a solid relationship as

role modes, for inspiration to enhance their romantic relationship.”

Jay-Z and Beyonce, who've been together for 11 years, also made the list of most inspiring romantic couples, with Barack Obama and wife Michelle coming sixth.
The top 10 most inspiring romantic couples for 2013:

1. Prince William & The Duchess of Cambridge
2. David & Victoria Beckham
3. The Queen & HRH Prince Philip
4. Jay-Z & Beyonce         
5. Romeo and Juliet
6. Barrack & Michelle Obama
7. Brad &Angelina
8. Edward &Bella (Twilight)
9. Prince Charles & The Duchess of Cornwall
10. Steve & Alex Gerrard       

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