Kate Middleton is ‘fast emerging as the jewel in the monarchy’s crown’ thanks to her ability to combine ‘magic with a sense of the ordinary’, royal experts have claimed.
Writing in the Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine, Camilla Tominey said the Duchess of Cambridge, 39, is on the path to becoming the Royal Family’s greatest asset.Royal biographer Christopher Wilson added that her marriage to Prince William, 38, is strong because mother-of-three Kate has managed to stay grounded and makes no attempt to upstage her husband.
He said the Duchess is ‘not over-awed’ by life as a royal, demonstrable in the way she approached Prince Harry at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral and acted as peacemaker between him and his brother.What Kate has managed to achieve – and I think in a better way than Princess Diana did – is to combine magic with retaining a sense of the ordinary,’ Christopher told Stella magazine.
Diana went off the scale of stardom and disappeared into the stratosphere.
Kate has kept her feet on the ground, coming from this determinedly middle-class family, which has in turn helped to ground William too. Their marriage is strong because of that.’Christopher pointed out that there is no jealously between William and Kate – unlike his father’s relationship with the late Princess of Wales – and no question of one upstaging the other.
He added that Kate’s decision to speak to Harry and encourage a reconciliation between him and Prince William was a ‘deft’ move and in his opinion, ‘entirely spontaneous’.‘I didn’t see that as being a staged thing,’ he said. ‘I thought it was entirely spontaneous and clever in making the two brothers talk to each other.
It was a deft move that shows the Duchess is not over-awed by all that’s going on.
Meanwhile Katie Nicholl, who wrote The Making of a Royal Romance about the couple’s romance, claimed Kate has been William’s ‘rock’ in recent months, which has seen Harry and his wife Meghan Markle make a series of shocking allegations about the Firm.During an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duke and Duchess and Sussex accused the Royal Family of institutional racism and a lack of support when Meghan felt suicidal while pregnant with their son Archie, now two.
In his new AppleTV+ series with Oprah, The Me You Can’t See, Harry went further, accusing the royals of ‘total neglect’ and criticising his father Prince Charles of leaving him alone to suffer the trauma of the death of his mother, Princess Diana.
A friend told The Mail on Sunday that William was disappointed and ‘greatly concerned’ after Harry’s latest fusillade and fears his brother’s ‘truth-bombing’ will go a step too far and further damage relations with the Firm.
Describing Kate as a ‘pillar of strength’, Katie said the Duchess is now taking on the role of guide and mentor that William has previously been for her, helping him through tough times.
Referencing a speech made by the Duchess in November last year which revealed the key findings of a Royal Foundation report into childhood, Katie said that demonstrated the faith both her husband and the institution has in her.
Royal expert Camilla said Kate’s role, both as the wife and mother of future kings, has never been more pivotal.
Her skillful handling of royal crises in recent months suggests that she is fast emerging as the jewel in the monarchy’s crown, she wrote.