Catherine, Princess of Wales, underwent ruthless press attention in recent weeks thanks to Omid Scobie's Endgame and its "racism" controversy. But experts point out how one would never know it, judging solely by Her Royal Highness's appearance while performing royal duties. The late Queen Elizabeth II has put an "invisibility shield around the royals" since her passing, and this has helped Kate immensely when handling Meghan Markle-centric drama.
"We know that Kate looked up to the Queen and learned a lot from her. There are so many similarities between the two of them, but it’s now really only since the Queen has passed that we’ve started to notice them," PR analyst Denise Palmer-Davies told a publication.
"The Queen put an invisibility shield around the royals — no one wanted to disrespect her or question her dedication to duty. The Queen was a strong, powerful woman who was respected globally. And we now see Kate emerging as this queen in waiting who is just as strong and powerful," she added.
The late Queen was said to admire her granddaughter-in-law's "resolute ability to put the job first at all costs." It has been further speculated that Prince William is also set to model his approach to kingship on his grandmother's style of reign, as opposed to anything he may learn from his father, King Charles III. But it is Kate's dedication to the Crown and a life of public service that analysts say will always ensure she stands apart from the Duchess of Sussex.
"Her dedication to duty and work with charities has not only made her hugely popular with the public but respected too. And I think it’s this level of respect and class — similar to what the Queen had — that is getting the royal family through [these claims]," Palmer-Davies continued.
She concluded: "Kate is following the Queen’s key rule of 'never complain, never explain' and is carrying on with her daily duties. We have seen her out and about at important engagements, smiling and showing the world she is strong, and that’s the shield. It’s a shield of strength and stoicism, really."
The Princess of Wales, along with Charles III, were named as two senior royals who allegedly questioned Prince Archie's potential complexion in 2019. This was included in the Dutch version of Scobie's book and was quickly labeled as a "translation error," although both translators have denied this. Neither the King nor the future queen have commented on the accusation against them, and likely never will. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have also failed to reply to requests for comment on the claims in the tell-all.
Daily Express reported on Palmer-Davies' remarks.