Published On: Fri, Oct 13th, 2017

Obsessed With Kate Middleton And Prince William? Science Explains Your Obsession With The British Royal Family

Obsessed With Kate Middleton And Prince William? Science Explains Your Obsession With The Royal Family [Featured Image by Heathcliff O'Malley/WPA Pool/Getty Images]

Were you obsessed with seeing Kate Middleton’s baby bump? Did you shed a tear or two when Prince William, Prince Harry and Duchess Catherine came out in the rain with umbrellas, to remember the 20-year anniversary of the death of Princess Diana? Perhaps you anxiously awaiting the official engagement announcement for Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle? Science can explain your obsession with the royal family, and the reason makes perfect sense!

According to Tara Emrani, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at NYU Langone Health, it all comes down to the science of “human nature.”

Why are we obsessed with the British royal family? Even back to the ancients, Emrani tells InStyle, people looked up to those who were considered “celebrities,” such as philosophers and even gladiators.

She explains that scientists have determined that we are social beings, and we survive within a group, not on our own, alone.

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Obsessed With Kate Middleton And Prince William? Science Explains Your Obsession With The British Royal Family