“The Queen Mother was the key element in the rescue operation of the monarchy after the abdication crisis.
“It was she who gave substance, strength and sustained in front of the public a husband who was deeply insecure and stammering.
“Much of the naturalness with which the Queen Mother addressed the public was the result, as she herself told in her diaries and her memoirs, of so much study, application, planning.”
The Queen Mother played a crucial role in helping establish her husband, the former Duke of York, as the new king of the UK following the shocking abdication of Edward VIII in 1937.
The Queen Mother played a significant role in ending the crisis sparked by the abdication of her brother-in-law
Because of her deep commitment to the Royal Family and the strong relationship she shared with the public, the Queen Mother was even branded “the most dangerous woman in Europe” by Adolf Hitler during World War II.
While fortunately Kate has not had to steer the nation through a conflict, she played a central role in helping boost morale during the lockdown and supported the Queen by continuing to carry out her engagements online while Her Majesty was forced to clear her schedule as she shielded at Windsor.
Mr Caprarica continued: “Now, in Kate’s case, Kate belongs to a different era, an era in which the mass media govern the functioning of the collective imagination.
“For her, it is more natural to be liked but there is no doubt that Kate also puts a lot of study and application into her ability to fascinate the masses.
“Certainly, Kate will be in the years to come, a reference point for a Royal Family that has not included many geniuses within it, let alone such nice people.”
While experts have drawn a clear comparison between the Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen Mother, others have suggested the commitment Kate has shown to William is more similar to Prince Philip’s.
Royal expert Erin Hill said: “Unlike some other royal partnerships in the past, this was a true love match.
“They met in college, they had a traditional start in terms of being a couple. A lot of the time you get used to the idea of stepping into this role and she’s proved to be such a great partner to William.
The Duchess of Cambridge has grown more confident in her role and has carried out more and more events alone
“Like Philip, she’s able to know her role as a supportive actor, she never tries to outshine William.”
Ms Hill claimed the Duchess of Cambridge has shown she can play her role while ensuring the attention remains focussed on the Duke much like the Duke of Edinburgh always did with Her Majesty.
She added: “You can see when they’re on an outing together, she lets him take the lead.
“He is the future king, she knows part of her role as future queen is to support him as a future monarch.
“But she has a lot to say herself and she’s really coming to her own in the past few years especially, giving speeches and setting out new projects and platforms for herself. It is a great partnership.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK