Kate Middleton is reportedly in training to be the future Queen Consort.
She will serve as Queen Consort, while William will be crowned King of the United Kingdom.
She began her preparation for the role as soon as she married William in 2011.
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And by having three children, she has already provided a future heir and spares.
However, one royal expert believes the palace is deliberately amping up Kate’s role in preparation.
Katie Nicholls, who has written extensively on the royal family, spoke on True Royalty TV’s special Kate: The Making of a Future Queen,.
Here she said: “There are two roles to a future Queen. 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.
“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.
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“She’s taking on more patronages, she’s taking on patronages from the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
“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 the spotlight, because they are very clever.
“They realise the power of Kate and the potential of Kate and William as this young, glamorous, dynamic duo who actually do have the ability to reshape and project the monarchy into the future.”
And rumours are already circulating regarding the Queen’s potential retirement.
She will reportedly not be returning to Buckingham Palace for the foreseeable future.
The Palace has traditionally been her base for work and continuing her royal duties.
Instead, she shall remain at Windsor Castle with Prince Philip.
However, even if the Queen were to retire, the next in line to the throne will be her son Prince Charles, 71.
If Charles is to succeed the Queen, he will become King.
It is widely believed that his wife, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, will take the title of Princess Consort.
This is because she is divorced, having been previously married to Andrew Parker Bowles.
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