The photos of Kate Middleton on the occasion of her 40th birthday showed her wearing Princess Diana’s iconic sapphire engagement ring as well as her Collingwood Pearl earrings, per Page Six. “It’s a very calculated decision by Kate and William to keep including Diana in anything that is about setting out a new royal chapter,” Bethan Holt, fashion director of the UK Daily Telegraph, explained to The Post. “It’s very clever of Kate to keep her memory alive.” Middleton has worn the same earrings many time throughout the years.
Kate, therefore, is well positioned to become a popular face of the monarchy with her consistently high ratings by the public; and a popular figure is something the family needs now more than ever. Kate’s father-in-law and his wife don’t have the same level of popularity to bring to Windsor Castle. “Charles and Camilla don’t seem to have the global pull and there seems to be this absolute campaign to make William and Kate the family’s global stars,” said Holt, who is also the author of “The Duchess of Cambridge: A Decade of Modern Royal Style.” “There seems to be a whole royal family operation to elevate the Cambridges.”
If the weight of the royal family’s reputation is resting on her shoulders, Kate will have to rise to the occasion and continue the kind of outreach that has made her so popular.
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