Kate Middleton's 'modern and beautiful' flair that keeps the monarchy from 'crumbling'

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey, commemorating Anzac Day on April 25, 2022 in London, England.
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A royal author claims that the monarchy would ‘crumble’ without ‘modern’ Kate Middleton, as the Duchess continues to grow in confidence and excel within the Firm (opens in new tab).

Tina Brown, author of ‘The Palace Papers’ claims that if Kate ever wanted to step back as a senior royal (opens in new tab), much like Harry and Meghan, the monarchy would fall apart.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, Queen Elizabeth ll, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following Trooping the Colour on June 08, 2019 in London, England

During an interview with Page Six (opens in new tab), Brown explained, “If for any reason, she thought like Meghan, ‘I’m out of here, I can do much better,’ it would be a disaster.”

She continued saying the monarchy “would, I think, crumble at the moment without her because she’s the only modern, beautiful woman who’s well-educated, substantial in herself, who’s actually wanting to commit herself to the rigors of this institution. Not many young women could do that.”

This comes as Kate’s ‘perfect image’ (opens in new tab) has been praised as she takes on more royal duties and titles, following the Sussexes' move to LA (opens in new tab).

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Easter Matins Service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2022 in Windsor, England.

Experts claim that she is now ‘ready for her royal destiny (opens in new tab)’ of one day becoming Queen, after thriving on numerous solo trips (opens in new tab) this year. She and her husband Prince William have also been stepping up to take a more leading role within the family, following the Queen’s recent health scares. 

Kate’s role will become ever more crucial as the Palace is also gearing up for the release of Prince Harry’s tell-all memoir, later this year. The content of which has been tipped to ‘shake the monarchy to its core (opens in new tab)’ and land them with a PR crisis.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.