Prince William is second-in-line to the British throne, right behind his father Prince Charles. Because of this, a certain royal commentator claims that Kate Middleton, William’s wife, is being brought to the forefront as a “Queen-in-waiting”, as palace aids realize the real power that she and William hold and how they can use it to their advantage.
Over time, Kate, 38, has taken on more and more duties and has been creating a bigger public profile, and shows no signs of slowing down, royal experts Katie Nicholl claims.
Nicholl told True Royalty’s Kate: The Making of a Modern Queen that the palace is “cleverly” using Kate’s popularity to their advantage, according to the Daily Mail.
“We are seeing a Queen-in-waiting. We are seeing the duchess take on more duties, more royal engagements, more of a public profile than ever before.”
She continued by saying that the mom of three is taking over more rules from both the Queen and Prince Phillip as a sign that she’s stepping up the royal duties.
“This is all very deliberate. It’s very much part of the Palace machine bringing her from the shadows of Anmer and into the forefront, into the spotlight, because they are very clever.
“They realise the power of Kate and the potential of Kate and William as this young, glamorous, dynamic duo who actually do have the ability to reshape and project the monarchy into the future.”
This comes after royal writer Omid Scobie said that Meghan felt “disappointed” at Kate’s lack of support.
He claims that due to Harry and William’s fractured relationship, the two had no real chance to create a close bond, despite both women being fans of fashion and tennis, as well as a plethora of other mutual interests, they never kicked it off and have a long-lasting friendship.
“They were never at war and never the duelling duchesses. They were just two women who had this very surface-level friendship.
“People have asked why Kate may have not been there in that situation and I really don’t know but it’s clear at the time her priorities weren’t there,” he said.
“We do see her as an incredibly dedicated wife, mother and member of the royal family and maybe that’s a lot for one person to juggle.”