Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were once known as the "Fab Four," but after the Sussexes' dramatic exit from the monarchy, William and Kate found a new royal power couple to befriend — Sophie Wessex and Prince Edward.
"Sometimes it seems strange to realize that these [Prince and Princess of Wales and Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh] are two different generations of royals as they seem much closer,” Bond explained.
"[Especially] after all that has happened — not only with the Queen’s death but with Harry and Meghan leaving and Andrew getting 'sacked' —the two couples have formed a tight bond," the journalist shared. "I think William and Catherine feel they can confide in Edward and Sophie and there are so few people a royal can entrust with their thoughts and feelings."
Bond later applauded the Duchess of Edinburgh's kind heart and how she's able to connect with millennials and baby boomers.
"Sophie, in particular, is a wonderfully empathetic woman. The late Queen regarded her as another daughter,” Bond explained. "And, because the age gap is not very great, she is a brilliant bridge between the generations.”
"She is so easy to be with as William obviously appreciates, which is why he invited her to Battersea Power Station with him. And Sophie and Catherine have developed a friendship which I think both value highly," she added.
Bond later pointed out that the two royal wives are similar in character.
“[Sophie and Kate] connect with the people they meet and look as if they really want to chat,” Bond declared. “They are the new female stars of the show — elegant, engaging and empathetic."
"It is so much more evident now that Catherine and Sophie are key members of the list of working royals. At a Buckingham Palace garden party, we saw them taking their place as senior members of the family," Bond shared.
"I think people have really taken Sophie to their hearts in the past few years, especially after she showed her obvious grief at losing Prince Philip and Queen. Her evident closeness with them was so much more than a bond, it looked like a deep affection for her in-law," the media personality added.
Kate and Sophie grew up outside of the monarchy and British aristocracy and they've been able to bring their perspectives into the royal fold.
"Both she and Catherine have a common touch … perhaps because they lived 'normal' lives before marrying. They connect with the people they meet and look as if they really want to chat. They are the new female stars of the show — elegant, engaging and empathetic," Judi James noted.
Bond spoke to OK! U.K.