Queen Elizabeth II and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge: What is the true nature of their relationship?

Unexpected allies within the Royal family, the exact nature of the relationship between the Queen and her daughter-in-law, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has long remained unknown. Cordial agreement or true friendship? Deciphering a successful relationship.

On the surface, they are completely opposite, but despite different upbringings and a large age gap, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Elizabeth have, in reality, many common points… Starting with a shared passion for Prince William, future king of England, grandson of the monarch and husband of Kate since 2011, but also a deep sense of duty and a discreet charm that make them exemplary members of the royal family.

Kate Middleton met Queen Elizabeth for the first time in 2008. Prince William, who has been in a relationship with the future Duchess of Cambridge for several years now, is eager to introduce her to his illustrious grandmother.

Getty Images Queen Elizabeth and Kate Middleton in 2012.


The wedding of his cousin, Peter Phillips – a formal but family event – finally presented itself as the perfect opportunity. “There were a lot of guests present but she was very gracious to me,” Kate confided a few years later. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship between the two women.

Kate Middleton may not be from the British aristocracy, but she is, in almost every respect, an ideal wife for the future King of England. The Queen immediately saw her great potential. The British media immediately embraced her and the public was delighted to see a commoner enter Buckingham. A wind of modernity blows on the monarchy thanks to the young woman and the Mountbatten-Windsor congratulate William on his choice.

In the columns of the magazine “Express”, a specialist in body language has deciphered the relationship between the Queen and her daughter-in-law, praising the marks of respect of Kate Middleton towards the grandmother of William. “Her 90th birthday is now far behind her and it seems obvious that the queen hates the fuss, the over-sympathy and the special treatment associated with her age or weakness,” explains Judi James. Kate understands this perfectly and seems to be good at demonstrating friendship and affection – while showing some measure. Their relationship works beautifully.

Getty Images Queen Elizabeth and Kate Middleton in 2012.


Judi James adds: “These behaviors are not only flattering to the Queen, they also define how Kate will be able to rule when she is crowned. The future looks bright for Kate Middleton, under the protective wing of the Queen.

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