It’s no secret that Prince William will one day be king, as the Duke of Cambridge currently stands second in line to inherit the throne, behind his father the Prince of Wales. And when that day comes, Catherine will step into the role of queen consort.
But a royal expert has claimed Queen Elizabeth doesn’t have much in common with her granddaughter-in-law.
“The queen admires Kate [Middleton] tremendously but does not have an intimate relationship with her as they don’t have much in common,” Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, told Fabulous Digital on Thursday.
“I think the Queen and Kate have a more serious relationship as obviously Kate holds all the Queen’s hope for the future and she would not want to do anything to upset that. The common bond with Kate would be her children and I can’t imagine the queen spending too much time talking about them; she is a very shy woman.”
However, when it comes to Meghan, who officially joined the family last May when she married Prince Harry, Seward said the former American actress has a more relaxed relationship with the Queen.
“With Meghan she would tread very carefully and do her best to make her feel at home,” she said. “They have a love of dogs in common and Meghan knows how to make her laugh.”
The royal editor also highlighted the Queen is very close to her eldest granddaughter Zara Tindal, her husband Mike, and her brother Peter Phillips.
“I think the Queen is closest to Peter and Zara as they were their first grandchildren and have always been the favourites. She’s at her most relaxed around them; as a child she used to give Zara a smack around the legs when she was naughty, which was frequently.”
Meanwhile, it comes after Kensington Palace announced on Tuesday that Catherine is the new patron of the Royal Photographic Society. The Queen passed the patronage to the duchess, after having held the role for 67 years.
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📸 Learning photography is a fun and engaging way to help young people develop confidence and self-expression, and to help develop new skills — today The Duchess of Cambridge joined two of her patronages, Action for Children and the Royal Photographic Society, for a special photography workshop. The Duchess of Cambridge joined Josh, and young people from Action for Children for the sessions run by the Royal Photographic Society, which covered elements of photography including portraits, light and colour. The workshop, run by RPS honorary fellows Jillian Edelstein and Harry Borden, highlighted how photography provides a universal language for young people to express themselves and explore their thoughts and feelings. As part of her longstanding work on early years The Duchess is on a mission to support organisations like Action for Children, that aim to give every child the best possible start in life. Action for Children, who are marking their 150th anniversary this year, are committed to helping vulnerable children, young people, and their families, across the UK. The charity's 7,000 staff and volunteers operated over 522 services in the UK, improving the lives of 301,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers last year. The Royal Photographic Society, of whom The Duchess today became Patron, is one of the world's oldest photographic societies. It was founded in 1853 with the objective of promoting the art and science of photography. Her Majesty The Queen passed the patronage to The Duchess, after having held the role for 67 years. @actionforchildrenuk @royalphotographicsociety