Future Queen Kate dwarfs Camilla as Royal Family outings collide


KATE, the Duchess of Cambridge, has taken on royal outings on the same day as Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.

Tuesday saw Kate take part in various outdoor activities and a boat trip, while Camilla joined Prince Charles in Aberdeen. However, the Duchess of Cambridge sent royal fans into a frenzy with a breathtaking picture from the Lake District, while Camilla’s royal outing went under the radar.

On September 21, Kate was in the Lake District where she took part in various outdoor activities.

Photos showed the royal abseil at Cathedral Quarry in Little Langdale, Cumbria, with a group of Air Cadets.

During the visit, she took a boat trip with two of the “Windermere Children”, a group of 300 child Holocaust survivors who came to stay in the Lake District in 1945.

The children stayed for a period of recuperation following what they experienced in concentration camps and ghettos of Nazi Occupied Europe, at Wray Castle.

Meanwhile, Camilla and Charles visited the redeveloped Aberdeen Art Gallery in Schoolhill.

Kate Middleton news: The Duchess has taken on a more important role than Camilla

Kate Middleton news: The Duchess has taken on a more important role than Camilla (Image: GETTY)

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge embarks on a boat trip with two of the ‘Windermere Children’, a group of 300 child Holocaust survivors who came to sta

Kate Middleton news: Kate spent Tuesday abseiling and meeting Holocaust survivors (Image: GETTY)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took on a central role in the Royal Family throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Prince William and Kate are now among the most popular members of the Royal Family, with YouGov placing them as second and third most popular members of The Firm respectively, behind only Queen Elizabeth II.

In contrast, Charles was the seventh most popular monarch, with Camilla in at tenth.

YouGov surveyed 1667 from August 27 and 29, and found 64 percent thought highly of Kate compared to 36 percent for Camilla.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall during a visit to officially open the redeveloped Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill: Tuesday September

Kate Middleton news: Camilla and Charles visited the Aberdeen Art Gallery in Schoolhill (Image: PA)

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a Beating of the Retreat at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on May 27, 2021 i

Kate Middleton news: William and Kate are the second and third most popular royals (Image: GETTY)

After a 2017 poll found Britons would prefer Kate and William to become the next monarchs, Camilla was said to be enraged at the prospect of her husband, who is heir to the throne, giving up his birthright.

A royal source claimed to Woman’s Day in 2017: “Camilla has told Charles to man up and fight.

“She’s fuming and has told him it was his destiny to be on the throne.

“Camilla is livid that William could potentially take the throne – and she’s pointing the finger of blame firmly on poor Kate.”

According to the Daily Express’s royal correspondent Richard Palmer, there was tension in the Palace at the time as Charles attempted to implement change in preparation of becoming King.

Mr Palmer said: “tensions are mounting between staff as the monarchy prepares for life without the Queen.

“As courtiers oversee a gradual handover to Prince Charles and his sons, some courtiers have found their noses put out of joint amid tensions over the pace of change.

“It’s a slightly jarring change, in contrast to the long-held view that the monarchy is in a way modelled on the design of a jar of Marmite: it changes dramatically over the years but so gradually that the change is irreplaceable.”

It comes as royal expert Duncan Larcombe suggested Kate has her own direct line to speak to Her Majesty.

He told OK! Magazine: “Kate has her own direct line to speak to the Queen and she calls her to check in on her and give her updates on the children.

“She always leans on her for advice. It’s believed Kate was the one to teach the Queen how to use Zoom and that’s been lovely, so she can see her great-grandkids and stay connected.

“Kate and the Queen have a fantastic relationship. Kate strikes that balance between bowing to her as head of the royal family in public but being able to check in with her as the great-grandmother to her children.”


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