‘We’re in a less magical era of monarchy’: Baronet says Kate makes the Royal Family NORMAL in revealing documentary (but adds the Duchess makes its future stronger than ever)
The Duchess of Cambridge, 35, said to have brought normality to Royal Family
Sir Ferdinand Mount, 3rd Baronet, said the monarchy is more like ‘us’ than ever
Kate’s family The Middletons have also been also been a huge help to the Royals
The Duchess of Cambridge has taken the ‘magic’ out of the Royal Family, according to a historian.
Sir Ferdinand Mount, 3rd baronet, said Kate has made the monarchy more domestic – but went on to argue that the fact the 35-year-old mother-of-two is so relatable will actually serve to strengthen the House of Windsor.
Speaking in Tuesday night’s ITV3 documentary Kate: The Making of a Modern Queen, Sir Mount claimed William and Kate have made people believe they’re just like them.
The idea that Kate will drift away from her family into an exclusively royal life seems to misunderstand what’s happened, what’s happened is a permanent removal of the old barriers and if you like a domestication of the idea of royalty and she will be able to bask happily among her family for the rest of her days,’ he said in the programme.
‘So to that extent we have moved into a much less magical era of monarchy, one in which they seem to be much more people like us leading lives like us, of course they don’t lead lives exactly like us.
‘I think this will be something that far from weakens the whole of the monarchy in the public imagination, I should have thought it would strengthen it.’
The historian said the monarchy still would have continued without Kate’s influence, but added that Prince William’s choice of bride did refresh the system.
As [the Queen’s] reign has gone on the affection which she’s held [in] gets deeper, and not less,’ he explained.
‘This suggests the monarchy has very deep roots and these periodic refreshments of young blood do it nothing but good, but it still goes on just the same.’
Sir Mount said it’s too early to tell what kind of royal Kate will be when she eventually becomes queen consort.
‘It’s impossible to tell what sort of queen she’d be like we can only observe what we see and read but she seems to be a rather modest, cautious sort of person who’s unlikely to endanger the monarchy,’ he said.
‘I should have thought she’d be a kind of [reassuring] presence, but who knows what the future will bring?’
The documentary also heard from royal biographer Sarah Bradford, Viscountess Bangor, who claimed Kate’s middle-class background has benefited the royals.
‘Kate’s background has been very helpful to the monarchy, that happy family, everybody getting along well, being supportive of each other – with the Middletons that’s been a considerable help,’ she said.
The writer also stated that the palace has given the Duke and Duchess space to be a normal family.
‘I think the palace take a great deal of care over William and Kate, I don’t think they make them do too much,’ she said.
‘They don’t take them away from their children too much. I do think they have modern, sympathetic view.’
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