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Queen Elizabeth has always supported Prince William and Kate Middleton as the future of the British monarchy.
The claim was made by royal expert Andrew Morton, who has written a new book about the reigning monarch titled ‘The Queen’. The best-selling author, known for being Princess Diana’s biographer, has previously written books about other members of the British royal family, including Meghan Markle and Princess Margaret.
Morton’s final book coincides with the Platinum Jubilee, which marks Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne.
“The thing about Kate is that the Queen was impressed to adore and love William for himself, not for his title,” Morton told OK! Wednesday review.
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“She spends a lot more time supporting and nurturing the relationship between William and Catherine than she did with Charles and Diana. It’s pretty clear she wasn’t going to make that mistake again.”
While the reigning monarch saw the couple as “quite the future”, the royal household needed convincing.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met in 2001 while studying at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. William told the Telegraph they had been friends for over a year before a relationship blossomed.
While tabloids reported the couple broke up in 2007, they reportedly got back together later that year. William proposed to Middleton in 2010 while vacationing in Kenya. The couple married in 2011.
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“Everything that happened in [Kate and William’s] relationship was quite strategic, quite thoughtful, after a while,” Morton said. their degree, like most college novels that disintegrate under the scrutiny of jobs and geography.”
Morton’s Book revealed the Queen, 96, was said to be delighted after the couple officially got married.
“The Queen was positively cheerful on her grandson’s wedding day, ‘practically jumping’, according to one observer, absolutely delighted with the way the public had reacted to the royal newlyweds,” Morton wrote in an excerpt published by The Mirror.
“She felt that the future of the royal family, her family, was so secure,” he continued. “The monarchy was once again held in the admiration and affection of the masses.”
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William’s royal responsibilities have increased significantly since the royal wedding.
For the first time, the 39-year-old attended the official opening of Parliament this month, accompanying his father, Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Buckingham Palace has announced the Queen will not be attending for the first time in nearly 60 years as she struggles to get around. He noted that the decision was made in consultation with her doctors and that Elizabeth had “reluctantly” decided not to attend. Charles, 73, who is on the front line, read the Queen’s Speech on her behalf.
Also for the first time, Elizabeth asked William to represent her after the death of a foreign ruler. The prince traveled to the United Arab Emirates to offer his condolences following the death of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu Dhabi. He met Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who has been named President of the United Arab Emirates.
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William was likely tapped for the trip due to the Queen cutting back on her trips abroad due to her mobility issues.
William and Middleton, 40, share three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
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