Prince William married Kate Middleton in a beautiful ceremony at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. This year, the couple is celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. And the milestone anniversary is expected to be marked by the Queen with “a special secret something”.
According to reports, the Queen is planning a special surprise to honor the Duchess of Cambridge.
In 2019, the Queen has recognized Kate and William’s eight anniversary by appointing the Duchess of Cambridge to a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO). Awards under the Royal Victorian Order are made personally by the monarch to reward services to the sovereign.
According to royal expert Duncan Larcombe, Queen Elizabeth likely has even more up her sleeve for the couple’s 10th wedding anniversary.
Larcombe told OK! magazine: “It’s highly likely she’ll be planning a special secret something to honour Kate’s 10 years in the royal family. Something she can do to mark it.
“Kate and the Queen have a fantastic relationship.
“Kate strikes that balance between bowing to her as head of the Royal Family in public but being able to check in with her as the great-grandmother to her children.”
Larcombe also revealed that the Queen and Kate had remained close throughout the lockdown. It is also believed that it was Kate who taught Her Majesty how to use Zoom video calls.
“Kate has her own direct line to speak to the Queen and she calls her to check in on her and give her updates on the children. She always leans on her for advice. It’s believed Kate was the one to teach the Queen how to use Zoom. And that’s been lovely, so she can see her great-grandkids and stay connected.”
It is also understood that Queen Elizabeth thinks of Kate as one of the hardest working members of “the Firm”.
Kate recently thanked NHS staff for ‘going the extra mile’ after hearing how a nurse played Bon Jovi as he held the hand of a dying patient. In the video call, the Duchess thanked them for their tireless work and sacrifice on the frontline of the pandemic, which is still causing chaos, especially in the UK at the moment.