Even though Kate Middleton wasn't born into the royal family, she fits in perfectly.
Following Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's bombshell tell-all interview, royal expert Duncan Larcombe said there has been a "sea change" from both Prince William and Kate.
After Prince Philip's death, William and Kate will most likely make more royal appearances, which could "mark the start of a new era for Kate," Larcombe noted.
"Kate is really coming into her own," he shared. "The last year has given her confidence and proved she is a strong, reliable figure able to take on engagements on her own."
Larcombe also noted that the public is ready to "adore" Kate — just like they did with Princess Diana.
"Kate is now finally starting to fill the shoes she's been wearing for a decade," he said.
Even though William isn't king just yet, Larcombe previously noted that Kate played a pivotal role in keeping him on the right track over the years.
"I have never picked up from William personally anything to suggest he is trapped and that he is a reluctant royal," he said. "I think certain instances historically that would perhaps back up Prince Harry's assertion that frankly does not even want the job."
He continued, "Kate has played a central role in this since they got married 10 years ago, they are there to fulfill a destiny, to support the Queen and Prince Charles. William gets the duty bit and he is trying to fill that role."
"He could have gone in a completely different direction, he could have quite easily been a rebellious Prince just like his brother," Larcombe noted about Harry, who stepped back from the royal family in 2020. "In some ways actually, privately William will be a little jealous of Harry. Especially if it gets to the point where even the stuff William has to do is overshadowed by his own free, very wealthy, very glitz brother."