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A renowned royal biographer is speaking out to say that Queen Elizabeth has always been impressed by Kate Middleton, the devoted wife to her grandson Prince William, who will one day be king.

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What Impressed The Queen About Kate

Royal expert Andrew Morton, who is the author of the new book “The Queen” and has previously written books about royals like Princess Diana, revealed that there is one thing about Kate that has always impressed the 96-year-old monarch. 

“The thing about Kate is the queen was impressed that she adored and loved William for himself, not for his title,” Morton said, according to Fox News.

“She spends a lot more time supporting and nurturing the relationship between William and Catherine than she did with Charles and Diana,” he added. “It’s pretty clear she wasn’t going to make that mistake again.”

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William And Kate’s History

While the Queen always saw William and Kate “very much as the future” of the monarchy, the rest of the royal household initially wasn’t so sure. The pair met back in 2001 when they were both students at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and William has said that they were friends for one year before starting their relationship. 

While William and Kate went on to break up in 2007, they were back together by the end of that year, and they married in 2011. 

“Everything that happened in [Kate and William’s] relationship was quite strategic, quite thought through, after a period of time,” Morton explained.

“In the beginning, nobody in the royal household expected for a second that the university romance with Catherine and William would continue for any time after they graduated, like most college romances which disintegrate under intense scrutiny of jobs and geography,” he continued. 

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Queen Was Elated When William And Kate Married 

Morton has revealed in his book that the Queen was overjoyed when William and Kate finally got married. 

“The queen was positively playful on the day of her grandson’s nuptials, ‘practically skipping,’ according to one observer, absolutely thrilled at the way the public had reacted to the royal newlyweds,” he wrote. 

“She had a sense that the future of the royal family, her family, was so secure,” Morton added. “The monarchy was once again held in admiration and affection by the masses.”

Since their marriage, William and Kate have gone on to have three children together: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Kate has also become one of the most reliably popular figures ing the royal family, always projecting an image of calm and poise in the face of whatever scandal is thrown her family’s way.

We can certainly see why the Queen is such a fan of Kate’s, and we’d have to say that we are as well! 

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