Kate Middleton ‘allowed to steal limelight’ as King knows she’ll ‘save monarchy’3 min read
King Charles will give Kate Middleton his "blessing" to steal the limelight in order for the monarchy to prosper, a royal expert has claimed.
Reports emerged earlier this week that the monarch was "disappointed" after his visit to the annual Chelsea Flower Show was overshadowed by a surprise appearance by the Princess of Wales.
But commentator Robert Jobson, writing for MailOnline, rubbished the claims and said it was "right" Kate, Prince William and their brood took centre stage if the monarchy is going to "survive".
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"Speculation that Charles is concerned that his son and daughter-in-law are stealing his thunder is wide off the mark," Jobson wrote.
"Make no mistake, whilst it is Charles's head that wears the Crown, it is William, Catherine and their children that will steal the limelight. They are bound to. And it is right.
"This time, it will be with Charles's blessing – for he knows for monarchy to survive it must be relevant to the younger generation."
Both Charles and Kate visited the Chelsea Flower Show separately on Monday (May 22), a day before it opened to the public.
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The King was accompanied by Queen Camilla as he toured the grounds and the pair presented the first medals in the Garden of Royal Reflection and Celebration to three lucky recipients – designer Piet Oudolf, Baroness Janet Fookes and environmental champion Judy Ling Wong.
Meanwhile the Princess of Wales made a surprise appearance at the first-ever Chelsea Children's Picnic, where she met with 100 pupils from 10 different primary schools.
The separate visits gave rise to rumours that Kate had stolen the King's thunder as he received "less coverage" than he had hoped.
And it's not the first time speculation has swirled that the King and Princess were fighting over the spotlight.
In his memoir Spare, released earlier this year, Prince Harry claimed the number of public engagements he and Prince William could take on was limited, and that Kate's entrance into the Royal Family threw a spanner in the works.
"Pa and Camilla didn't like Willy and Kate drawing attention away from them or their causes," he wrote. "They'd openly scolded Willy about it many times."
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