Kate Middleton Will Lose a Lot of Power When Prince William Becomes King, Expert Says

At present, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is the most powerful she’s ever been as a member of the British royal family. With Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry now living in America, Kate has stepped fully into her destiny as the future Queen Consort.

Since the Sussexes were such a polarizing couple, people have gravitated toward the familiarity of Kate, who has been in the royal family and by Prince William’s side for nearly a decade. In the last several months, the duchess has doubled down on her work regarding early childhood development and education.

In fact, royal fans and experts seem more confident in her abilities then they’ve ever been before. However, Kate’s power won’t last.

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Kate Middleton has a very traditional approach to royal life

Unlike her sister-in-law, Meghan, Kate has been able to find her passion in the royal family slowly. She dated Prince Willam for nearly a decade before they wed. Then, even after she was given a royal title, she did not rush into things, so much so that her work ethic was criticized.

However, the mother-of-three has proven that she’s in this for the long haul. A royal insider told People,

She knows the importance of the institution and her role to play. She knows that being a member of the royal family is a bit like having a contract, you sign on the dotted line and you deliver Kate is in her element right now, she’s really stuck at it and persevered with what she believes in.

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Kate Middleton has become a royal force amid Megxit

Since Megxit, the Duchess of Cambridge has been more visible and accessible than she’s ever been previously. The duchess has appeared at virtual and live events solo and alongside her husband, Prince William.

Though she is not necessarily as outgoing as the Duchess of Sussex, her other attributes cannot be denied. Royal expert Leslie Carroll spoke to Express about Kate’s newfound royal strategy. She explained,

In Meghan’s absence, and particularly during the coronavirus lockdown, Kate has been compelled to step to the forefront a lot more. Even from behind her keyboard and computer screen, she has become more visible and accessible. She is naturally more diffident than Meghan; the openness with strangers doesn’t come naturally to her, although she can speak candidly on subjects close to her heart, such as parenting.

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Kate Middleton will lose a lot of power when Prince William becomes king

Still, Kate’s newfound status and power within the royal family will not endure. Unfortunatly, she is stated to lose a great deal of power when Prince William becomes king.

At present, the Cambridges share equal status as the Duke and Duchess. However, the unique powers that Prince William will obtain as the reigning sovereign will not be shared with Kate. As the Crowned King, Prince William will have military and political powers unique to him, just as Queen Elizabeth does not share them with Prince Philip. Constitutional expert Iain MacMarthanne told Express,

Consorts might have aided and supported their spouse’s role but their primary duty was to produce legitimate heirs. Unless required sovereign power was never shared between a ruler and their consort. In short, it was a matter of expediency and ensuring a satisfactory command structure.