Kate Middleton is ‘taking great care to make sure she doesn’t get over William’ after Princess Diana taking the spotlight from Prince Charles ’caused big trouble’, claims royal expert
- The 39-year-old Duchess may have learned an important lesson from Diana, says Penny Junor
- Claims Kate is ‘hitting her prime’ and coming out ‘really well’ from confinement
- He says Kate’s low-key visit to Sarah Everard’s vigil was a ‘wonderful gesture’ that made a ‘very subtle point’ after Harry and Meghan’s ‘selfish’ Oprah interview.
- Royal correspondent Jennie Bond said that the usual Zoom calls from Kate and William have shown them in ‘very good light’ and made them seem more approachable.
Kate Middleton is being “very careful” to make sure she doesn’t outgrow Prince William after Princess Diana, who took the spotlight from Prince Charles, “caused big trouble,” a royal expert claimed.
Penny Junor said the 39-year-old Duchess of Cambridge may have learned an important lesson from her late mother-in-law, whose popularity is believed to have made her ex-husband jealous.
Speaking to the Sunday Times, Junor added that Kate “is not on an ego trip” and her head “has not been changed by celebrity” since she joined the Royal Family.
He added that the mother of three is “reaching her prime” and emerging from the pandemic “really well.”
Kate Middleton is being ‘very careful’ to make sure she doesn’t outgrow Prince William after Princess Diana taking the spotlight from Prince Charles ’caused big trouble,’ claimed a royal expert.
‘[Kate’s] not exaggerated, not “me, me, me” at all. I think he’s in his prime now – he’s confident, he’s competent and he doesn’t give the impression that he’s waiting for the cameras to be there and it’s all a publicity stunt, ” Junor told the publication.
He claimed that the blockade has opened the eyes of the public to the working members of the Royal Family, who are now reaching a much wider audience than before.
Royal correspondent Jennie Bond said Kate and William’s regular calls to Zoom have shown them ‘very well’ and made them seem more approachable while offering insight into their true personalities and home life.
“They seem so much more natural and Kate is very knowledgeable and compassionate,” he said.
Royal correspondent Jennie Bond said that the usual Zoom calls from Kate and William have shown them ‘very well’ and made them seem more approachable while offering insight into their true personalities and home life.
Bond added that Kate has ‘played a blind role’ in recent years, supporting worthy causes that are close to her heart, and is showing that she is ‘very in touch with the mood of the country’ while showing herself as ‘genuine’ .
Last month, Kate paid a discreet personal visit to Clapham Common to pay her respects to Sarah Everard, 33, who was abducted and killed while walking home in South London.
The commissioner of the meeting, Dame Cressida Dick, claimed that she knew in advance that Kate was heading privately to lay flowers at the bandstand on March 13, days after Ms Everard’s body was found, but admitted that the officer in charge of the surveillance of the event did not.
Kate has since sent a message to Ms Everard’s family and, although the content of the letter has been kept private, the Duchess is believed to have offered her condolences and told the family that she was in her thoughts.
The Duchess of Cambridge was seen placing daffodils at Sarah Everard’s vigil on Clapham Common last month, days after the 33-year-old’s body was found in Kent.
A source close to Ms Everard’s family said they were “extremely moved” by receiving the letter.
Junor described it as a ‘wonderful gesture’ from the Duchess, which came days after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s revealing interview with Oprah Winfrey.
He said the fact that Kate quietly showed up at the vigil with absolutely no fanfare “said a lot.”
Kate was making a very subtle point. You don’t need to do a song and dance on things, ‘Junor said.
“When Harry and Meghan spoke to Oprah, they were more concerned about their own well-being; it was about them and that has been their narrative from the beginning.
“But there is a difference between service and self-service. I feel that true service is doing things selflessly for others. I think that’s what Kate understands.