“Kate has found her own niche within the royal family,” a source revealed.
During the four days of the platinum jubilee celebration, Kate Middleton exuded confidence, poise, and elegance as she prepares to become Queen Consort one day, per Marie Claire.
According to body language expert Judi James, the body language of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made them “look like the future king and queen” and Middleton “looked quite firm as if she’s starting to take the lead.”
“She walked in first, waved to the crowds first,” James said. “She threw a glance in St. Paul’s at William, and she nodded her head forward like she was steeling him to do the walk out past his brother.”
“She seems to come into her own at events like this,” James said explaining how Middleton radiates confidence at events like Friday’s Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral. “She takes over the regal presence without the Queen there.”
As for Prince William, James said he looked “joyful and upbeat” during the ceremony. 39-year-old William is second in the line to the throne, behind his father, Prince Charles. When the Duke of Cambridge becomes the king, his wife will be named the Queen Consort.
While Kate “is slightly nervous” about the major responsibility that comes with the title, she’s ready to take it on, a source exclusively told Us Weekly.
Middleton officially became a part of the British Royal Family when she married Prince William in April 2011. It took 10 years to conquer the feeling of being “uneasy in the spotlight,” the insider said, but Kate has become a “fearless” public figure and “knows [the protocols] like the back of her hand.”
The source has also revealed that Queen Elizabeth is confident in Middleton. “Over time, Kate has proved to Elizabeth that she can be trusted and they’ve developed a great relationship.”
Along with Middleton's confidence improving, she's also created a very strong bond with the Queen herself. “During the early days as a royal, being around Elizabeth made her nervous,” the source shared. “She was so desperate to impress.”
“Elizabeth feels confident that Kate will make a great queen.”
“She’s always up for a challenge, believes in herself and feels that she has developed the wisdom, courage and strength to be a success,” the insider explained, adding that both Kate and William have been in contact with Elizabeth about their future roles. “The queen feels confident that they cross all the boxes to rule.”
In fact, “The queen has great trust in Kate,” the Majesty Magazine editor shared. “Kate has found her own niche within the royal family.”
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