Queen Elizabeth just made sure the world knew the importance of Kate Middleton’s role and no one could have been more surprised than the Duchess herself.
In recent years, it’s become quite apparent that Queen Elizabeth is setting up her grandson, William, and his wife, Kate, for what is to come in the future. While Prince Charles is the next in line to the throne, William will be right on his footsteps.
Charles has spent a lifetime preparing for becoming King, and at the ripe age of 70, he’s got a lot of the ropes figured out. William, on the other hand, still has a lot to learn and must be prepared at any given moment to assume his future role.
As William prepares, Kate must do the same. Overnight she will go from Duchess to Queen Consort and that is no light undertaking for anyone, even someone as seemingly perfect as she. The Queen has been delegating more responsibilities to Kate and she’s taken each and every one in stride, proving time and time again that she was made for this life.
Queen Elizabeth recently just handed her another massive responsibility and it’s one of the biggest she’s done thus far. On June 25, 2019, the palace officially announced that Queen Elizabeth was handing the Royal Photographic Society patronage over to Kate.
While this might not seem like anything out of the ordinary for Her Majesty to do, there’s a great deal of significance behind it. Queen Elizabeth has held that very position for 67 years of her life. Before her, “Queen Victoria and Prince Albert also served as royal patrons of the organization in the year it was founded - 1853.”
The COO of the Royal Photographic Society cordially welcomed the Duchess to her new position: “It is a huge honor to have the Duchess as our Patron, especially given her personal interest in photography. We know that photography and creative pursuits have such a positive impact for people of all ages and we are excited to be working with one of the Duchess’s charities in support of their work.”
While many initially assumed that it was all due to Kate’s deep love for photography, others know that it is truly because the Queen knows it will be in incredibly capable hands and will likely thrive more than ever before with Kate in the driver’s seat.
Congratulations, Kate! No one is more fitting for this role than you!