The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, could reportedly replace Prince Andrew in his role as commodore of the oldest yacht club in Britain.
According to an insider, there is a “strong feeling” at London’s Royal Thames Yacht Club that the Duke of York is no longer suitable for the commodore role because of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal.
Why is Kate Middleton reportedly being considered?
The organisation is said to be eyeing up Kate as his replacement, due to the fact she is an “accomplished sailor”.
A source quoted by The Sun said: “There is a strong feeling that Andrew is not a suitable commodore. It is a family-orientated club and Andrew is not in keeping with that.
“There is a strong desire to replace him with Kate. She is an accomplished sailor and would be a huge asset as the club’s first female commodore.
“The Palace is digging its heels in because they want to avoid further embarrassment for Andrew. If the RTYC removes him other similar organisations will follow.”
Speaking further, they said the switch-up is “complicated by the club’s royal status” as the commodore role is “effectively in the gift of the Queen”.
ED! contacted the Royal Family for comment.
If Kate got the position, she would be the club’s first ever female commodore.
Kate and William filming for Pride of Britain
It follows reports that Kate has been filming a new project with Good Morning Britain favourite Kate Garraway.
Pictures showed the daytime TV presenter filming with the Duchess of Cambridge and her husband, Prince William, earlier this week.
Kate later revealed that she got to spend time with the royals because they were featuring in the Pride of Britain Awards.
Kate joked, in reference to photos of her with the royal couple: “They look like they’re blanking me, I actually just sort of followed them for the day.
“No, they were taking part in something for Pride of Britain on ITV on November 1. It’s really moving and beautiful.”
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