The Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, has become a key figure in the British monarchy.
Along with her husband and children, she represents the future of an institution that has aging rulers with less popular support than William’s family.
In fact, William and Kate far outpace King Charles III and his wife in popularity polls.
Kate Middleton the favorite of King Charles
However, Kate Middleton’s popularity with the British people is not a problem for the king.
Unlike what happened with Princess Diana, Charles appreciates Kate’s potential and wants to use it to strengthen the image of the Crown.
In addition, Charles has a good relationship with his daughter-in-law and shares many interests with her. This is reflected in the official acts that Kate Middleton performs with her father-in-law.
The Princess of Wales is an eye-catcher, but she respects protocol and is comfortable in her role.
That’s according to sources close to the royal family, and her participation in the recent reception for the diplomatic corps at Buckingham Palace proves it. “She hugely enjoyed that evening and looked really at home”, a source told People magazine.
The same source points out that the Duchess is very close to King Charles III and that there are aspects in which they understand each other better than the monarch does with his own son, which is why she has become a person of his complete confidence.