Look away, Meghan! Kate wins US praise as Duchess pulls off new royal ‘masterstroke’


KATE, Duchess of Cambridge has been hailed by Americans for pulling off a new “masterstroke” that sees the royal “leveraging” fan “buzz”.

The appearance marked the first time the four senior Royal Family members have been together in recent months, following images of them together at June’s G7 summit in Cornwall.

All eyes were on the royals as they took to the red carpet at London’s Royal Albert Hall, and Kate sent royal fans into a frenzy in a show-stopping gold Jenny Packham dress which was met with delight across social media.

One royal commentator claimed Kate, and her husband and future king Prince William capitalised on this “buzz” and the “extra eyes” on them at the glitzy affair by heading straight into royal engagements on Wednesday.

Kate and William in Northern Ireland

Look away, Meghan! Kate wins US praise as Duchess pulls off new royal ‘masterstroke’ (Image: Getty Images)

Kate and William in Northern Ireland

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William in Derry-Londonderry (Image: Getty Images)

The couple made their way to Northern Ireland for a series of public engagements, including a stop-off at Ulster University’s Magee Campus, where they met with nursing students they’d previously spoken to via video call during COVID-19, who chatted with their royals of their experiences of studying during the pandemic.

While Queen Elizabeth II, 95, is holidaying in Balmoral, the Duke and Duchess have been conducting a number of royal engagements including this most recent union-boosting trip.

The Cambridges latest outings have been met with huge enthusiasm from fans, and this attention is being directed to other causes by the royals, an action which the commentator claims is a “masterstroke”.

On Twitter, the American PR expert with the username @UKRoyalTea commented on the Duke and Duchess’ more recent engagement.Kate and William in Northern Ireland appearance

The pair’s appearance in Northern Ireland has been deemed a “masterstroke” (Image: Getty Images)

“Focusing the attention and interest to future frontline workers and non-profits in Northern Ireland is a master stroke that puts the emphasis back on their work.”

Fans were quick to agree with the sentiment, and echoed their approval for the royals actions.

Kate and William in Northern Ireland

Fans echoed their approval for the Duke and Duchess’ actions. (Image: Getty Images)

A third fan deemed their engagements as a “smart move” – @CLAdams2 wrote: “Smart move to have them spend a glam night out, then immediately get back at it, so to speak.”

During their whirlwind trip, the royals met with young people and organisations who are attempting to build positive relations within the local community.

While at the university, the couple also visited the petting zoo which helps students with mental health and anxiety problems, before joining them at the student union for local alcoholic offerings.

Kate and William at Bond premiere

The couple appeared at the James Bond premiere prior to their engagements in Northern Ireland (Image: Getty Images)

William and Kate joined in rugby and football sessions as part of an initiative bringing the unionist and nationalist communities together at the City of Derry Rugby Club.

The pair were spotted having a kick about with those involved in the cross community sporting initiative, and images of the pair showing off their sporting credentials were shared on Twitter asking fans to vote on who had the better technique.

Several users responded to the tweet from the Cambridges’ account and insisting Kate came out on top.


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