Future queen Kate Middleton is often compared to her husband’s late mum Princess Diana, but she has shown she is far more like his grandmother, a royal expert says.
Kinsey Schofield, a commentator based in Los Angeles, said the fair comparison is to the Queen because the Duchess of Cambridge is “low maintenance” and “plays by the rules”.
Ms Schofield said the duchess, 39, is the Royal Family’s greatest asset, and will make an “exquisite” and “exciting” queen consort when second-in-line Prince William, 38, becomes king.
During the Cambridges’ recent royal tour of Scotland, royal fans and experts noted relaxed and natural mum-of-three Kate seemed as she interacted with well-wishers, especially children.
Fashion experts said she channelled Diana with her wardrobe choices, including an all blue ensemble, while also wearing some of the Queen’s jewellery.
Diana seems to be the quick comparison when Kate steps out in public, but Ms Schofield said it has become clear over time that Kate is more like the Queen, given her personality and service to the Royal Family.
The Los Angeles-based royal correspondent, who runs the website To Di For Daily, said: “Kate is low maintenance, comes from a strong loving family, and plays by the rules.
“She is graceful and delicate and doesn’t have a mean or vengeful bone in her body.
“She also doesn’t wear her heart on her sleeve.
“I sometimes see Diana when watching Kate engage with children, but I think Kate is carving out her own path.
“She is taking on a more prominent role within the Royal Family without sacrificing any time with her babies, which is a joy to see.
“She is intelligent and kind and a great support system for Prince William.
“The Duchess will make the most exquisite and exciting consort one day.”
Ms Schofield said William and Kate are the monarchy’s most important asset at the moment.
She added: “This is a beautiful young family that the country and the Commonwealth can get behind.
“They will be invested in their success and love them as their own.”
Kate and William have been the most active royals since the family bid farewell to the Duke of Edinburgh in April and ended a two-week period of mourning.
Taking turns in the spotlight, the couple spent a week in Scotland in late May and supported the NHS’ coronavirus vaccination campaign by sharing photos of themselves receiving their first jabs.
The duchess has also been busy promoting her Hold Still exhibition and book, which features 100 pictures taken by members of the public during lockdown.