Kate Middleton Was 'Born' To Be Queen, 'Knows About Duty And Putting Others Before Herself,' Her Uncle Says
It may be a while until Kate Middleton and Prince William take the throne, but the mom-of-three's uncle Gary Goldsmith believes she would be a better fit than Prince Charles.
“I think that when the Queen steps down, things need to pass to William and Kate," he told the Daily Mail. “Charles would do a good job, of course, but in terms of freshening things up it would be better with William and Kate.”
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When asked if he thinks his niece is ready to be Queen Consort, he replied: “Kate was born ready. I think she’s quite unique. I’ve said it before but I mean it, she’s as beautiful inside as out. And she knows about duty and putting others before herself. Kate is a giver, not a taker.”
Kate, 39, and William, 38, have been together for almost a decade, and Goldsmith believes the brunette beauty has adjusted to being part of the royal family just fine.
"She's taken to that job — and it is a job, her success comes from the fact she recognized that — like a duck to water, and emerged as the best thing that could have happened to the Royal Family," he said. "She's their biggest asset at the moment. She was a breath of fresh air then and she hasn't put a foot wrong since!"
"When you look at what happened with Meghan [Markle], you realize how easy it is to marry into that family and get it completely wrong," he added. "Obviously I'm biased. I'm her uncle. I love her dearly and I've known her since the day she was born, but I genuinely think she's an exceptional person doing a brilliant job, and recent events have only served to highlight that."
Kate, who frequently attends royal outings with her husband, even made it a point to speak to Prince Harry after Prince Philip's funeral, despite the tension between the brothers.
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"She doesn't just look the part, she's living the part," Goldsmith said of his niece. "She acts like you'd want a royal to behave. She has that poise of the public servant, yet she also has the common touch — or the Diana touch, as I think of it. It's a difficult balance, being someone people can identify with but also look up to, but she's got it. I think she's the Queen's protégée."