As well as being the fourth most popular royal, according to a YouGov poll, Kate Middleton's influence within the Royal Family is massive, a royal expert has claimed.
Camilla Tominey, a journalist and broadcaster, claims that the Duchess of Cambridge could arguably be "the most powerful person in the royal family".
The expert explained this is because she is the "wife of a future king and the mother of a future King".
Prince George will one day be ruling as King according to royal protocol, while his sister Princess Charlotte could become the new Princess Royal after Anne, Express Online reports.
"When it comes to their generation, you could say [Kate and Prince William] are ruling the royal roost," Tominey said.
Kate Middleton's recent work has also made her more likeable to the public and royal fans, according to author Katie Nicholl.
She told 60 Minutes Australia: "I think some people might say that the lockdown that we’ve experienced here – well, three of them – in many ways was the unlocking of Kate.
"I think that the public got to see more of the true duchess than they’ve ever been able to see before."
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have increased their royal engagement schedule recent following requests for the Queen to rest for a while.
This, according to royal expert Katie Nicholl, is part of two "roles" Kate must fulfil ahead of being a future Queen consort.
Ms Nicholl told the 2017 documentary 'Kate: The Making of a Future Queen': "There are two roles for future Queens.
"One is to produce heirs, which she has done, and one 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."
William and Kate are also taking on patronages from the Queen, as well as from Prince Philip before he died.
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This is a "very deliberate" move, Ms Nicholl claimed.
She said it is "very much a part of the palace machine bringing her from the shadows of Anmer Hall into the forefront, into the spotlight because they’re very clever".
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