Kate Middleton Just Subtly Proved Just How Close to Queen Elizabeth She Really Is

Kate Middleton’s relationship with Queen Elizabeth has been the subject of a lot of rumors over the years. Some experts believe the two got off to a rocky start when she was dating Prince William, but there is no denying that they are now very close. And Middleton’s recent public appearance was a subtle look at just how close they have become.

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Kate Middleton | Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

Middleton dazzles in pearl earrings

The Duchess of Cambridge has always been praised for her choice of style, especially when it comes to her jewelry collection. And during this year’s Remembrance Day, Middleton showed off some of her best pieces to honor those who have served in the military.

According to Harpers Bazaar, Middleton accessorized her weekend outfit with a pair of pearl earrings, which, you guessed it, she borrowed from Her Majesty’s collection.

The Duchess stepped out for an event at Royal Albert Hall on Saturday evening rocking Queen Elizabeth’s royal studs, and she wore another pair of pearl drop earrings — known as the Bahrain pearls — the following morning for Sunday service.

This is hardly the first time Kate Middleton has borrowed jewelry from Queen Elizabeth. Earlier this year, she wore some of the monarch’s jewels for an appearance at Trooping the Colour.

The fact that Middleton can freely borrow things from Queen Elizabeth shows that they have developed an incredibly close bond and that Middleton has come a long way over the years.

Queen Elizabeth loves this one thing about Kate Middleton

While Middleton’s popularity continues to rise, there is one thing about her that Queen Elizabeth reportedly enjoys the most. An inside source recently told Express that Her Majesty greatly appreciates Middleton’s “unflappable nature,” which has helped her adjust to life as a royal over the past decade or so.

“The Queen is a fan. Kate is unflappable,” the source shared. “Her mantra is very like the Queen’s keep calm and carry on approach in life, and she has the added benefit of making the Royal Family seem almost normal and in touch.”

The source added that Queen Elizabeth likes how Kate Middleton juggles her royal duties with raising her three children. She was also thrilled when Prince William finally proposed to Middleton, but mostly because she comes from a strong and stable family.

Queen Elizabeth hoped that Middleton’s upbringing would result in a long-lasting marriage to Prince William — especially after all of the divorces the royal family has suffered in recent years.

There is no telling what the future holds for Middleton and Prince William, but they are certainly headed in the right direction. The couple tied the knot in a gorgeous ceremony in 2011 and currently share three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

Middleton enjoys a newfound confidence

As another sign of her close relationship with Queen Elizabeth, Her Majesty recently honored her with the Royal Family Order, which is one of the highest titles a female royal can achieve.

Middleton has also seen a bump in her popularity over the years, something royal experts believe has contributed greatly to her boost in confidence.

Claudia Joseph, who wrote a biography of Kate Middleton, believes 2019 has been the Duchess of Cambridge’s best year. Not only does it look like Middleton has a ton of confidence, but she is also happier than she has ever been.

Some of Middleton’s happiness stems from her adorable three children. But she has also enjoyed a lot of good press lately and is quickly becoming one of the most well-liked members of the royal family.

“I think Kate seems much happier than a year ago,” Joseph shared. “She has three lovely children, has been honored by the Queen for her hard work and is really well-liked not just here but around the world.”

Prince William prepares for next outing

While Kate Middleton enjoys her close relationship with Queen Elizabeth, Prince William is preparing to travel abroad for a quick visit to Kuwait and Oman. William, who is second in line to the throne, is set to leave the country in December but will be home in time to spend Christmas with Queen Elizabeth at Sandringham.

Kensington Palace has not revealed too much information about Prince William’s upcoming trip, but Middleton and the couple’s three children are expected to remain in London.

We do not know what Middleton will be doing while Prince William is away, but hopefully, she will find some time in her busy schedule for an appearance with Queen Elizabeth.

Kate Middleton has not commented on the reports surrounding her relationship with Queen Elizabeth.