‘Clever and careful’ Kate Middleton has ‘so much power’ as Queen-in-waiting, says expert

Since her marriage to Prince William in 2011, Kate Middleton has been preparing for her role as Queen of England.

The Duchess, 40, is one of the most beloved members of the Royal Family and according to a royal podcaster, her careful and clever nature will help her follow in the Queen’s footsteps as a figurehead that the world will look to.

Royal expert and host of Royally Obsessed, Roberta Fiorito, said: “She [Kate] holds so much appeal, so much power. She could have been out there all day every day, putting her name to all these different things.

“What’s clever about her is that she is always very careful and she has always given us just enough.”

Author Katie Nicholl agrees, noting her calm and collected influence throughout the turbulence caused by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s exit from the Firm.

She told the Express: “In recent years, we’ve seen her leadership in the wake of Megxit, throughout which she’s kept calm and carried on.”

And who else would she learn this poise from but the Queen?

A source told Sunday Times’ magazines: “Knowing her [Kate], she will have thought, ‘Who do I learn from to lay down and build the foundations for the long game, to stay solid, strong, calm and confident without giving up too much of myself?' I think she has taken a lot from the Queen.”

Katie predicts more unrest among the Royals this year, but it’ll help the Duchess shine.

She added: “This year she’ll come into her own even more. Harry and Meghan’s interviews have caused chaos for the royals, and Harry’s new memoir – due this year – will likely reveal even more intimate details.”

Royal fans gushed over Kate’s trio of 40th birthday portraits, with subtle tributes to Princess Diana. The photographs reflected the Duchess’ strength and stay – just like the Queen – along with her softer side which the public adored.

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Photographer Paolo Roversi shared his impression of Kate: “I was moved by her warmth and friendly welcome and enchanted by her shining eyes that reflected the loveliness of her soul and her smile showing the generosity of her heart.

“I have met a wonderful person, a person who, with her positive energy, can bring hope to the whole world.”

Discussing the photographs with OK!, royal expert Jennie Bond said: “She has got elegance down to a T. What we’re seeing now is the star of the show walking out with great confidence and justified pride in how good she looks.”

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