Royal expert reveals how Kate Middleton is preparing to become Queen

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Kate Middleton is set to be Queen consort one day, following her marriage to Prince William in 2011. As a result of this, an expert has revealed how she's preparing for the huge responsibility.

  • According to a royal expert, there's subtle signs that Kate Middleton is upping her royal training.
  • The Duchess of Cambridge is building more of a public profile as she prepares for the big day.
  • This follows royal news that Meghan Markle admits she’s ‘glad to be home for so many reasons’.

According to royal expert Katie Nicholl, Kate Middleton has been subtly preparing for the day she becomes Queen consort.

The Duchess of Cambridge will take on the royal role from The Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla will be Queen Consort during Prince Charles' reign) when her husband, Prince William, is eventually crowned King.

Speaking on the TV show True Royalty's Kate: The Making of a Modern Queen, she revealed what the Duchess needed to do to prepare.

Katie said, "One is to produce heirs, which she has done, and the other is to learn how to one day become Queen and that is very much what we are seeing."

She went on to reveal the subtle signs that Kate was taking steps to prepare herself for the huge responsibility.

"We are seeing a Queen-in-waiting. We are seeing the Duchess take on more duties, more royal engagements, more of a public profile than ever before.

"She's taking on more patronages, she's taking on patronages from the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh."

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in South Wales. (Credit: Getty Images)

Katie added, "This is all very deliberate, it's very much part of the Palace machine bringing her from the shadows of Anmer and into the forefront, into the spotlight, because they are very clever."

Despite the UK going into lockdown due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Kate was spotted on a number of occasions.

From virtually dialing in to offer messages of support, to her own photography project Hold Still, Kate has been involved in a lot of royal engagements.

Most recently, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited South Wales to learn about how tourism had been impacted.

So, based on this, it's likely we'll be seeing even more of Kate in future royal engagements!

Lucy Buglass
Digital Writer

Lucy Buglass is a Digital Writer for What's on TV,, and Woman&Home. After finishing her degree in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University she moved to London to begin her career. She's passionate about entertainment and spends most of her free time watching Netflix series, BBC dramas, or going to the cinema to catch the latest film releases.