Prince Philip funeral: Kate Middleton lauded as 'hero' by expert
Kate has been heaped with praise for helping to hold the Royal Family together on Saturday, in an emotional final farewell to the Duke of Edinburgh. A royal expert said the Duchess has emerged as "the rock the monarchy will depend on" and said the royal will undoubtedly "be the perfect Queen consort".
Prince William's biographer Brian Hoey said Kate came to the fore during Saturday's funeral.
He said: “They say cometh the hour, cometh the man.
"But in the Royal Family’s case, it’s a woman.
“Thank God for Kate — she is the rock the monarchy will depend on.
Kate Duchess of Cambridge, has been described as the Royal Family's "greatest asset" and "rock"
Kate has been heaped with praise for helping to hold the Royal Family together on Saturday
"On Saturday, she behaved absolutely impeccably.”
The royal biographer went on to say Kate has a powerful ability to connect with people, much like Princess Diana did.
He said: “The Queen Mother had star quality, which Kate has in abundance.
"But unlike the Queen Mum, the Duchess has the ability, just like Princess Diana had, to get on with people from every walk of life.
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A royal expert said the Duchess has emerged as "the rock the monarchy will depend on"
“She will be the perfect Queen consort for William when he becomes King.”
Royal fans were also quick to point out Kate's "star-like quality", which they say shone through on Saturday.
One person wrote on Twitter: "At a time of so much upheaval & controversy within the Royal Family, the Duchess of Cambridge has become one of its greatest assets for her ability to be both an accessible & aspirational figure.
"She has a natural star quality that never seems forced."
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Royal fans were also quick to point out Kate's "star-like quality"
Another person said: "A true lady. I have nothing but the utmost respect for the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge.
"I think that her respecting the family by remaining silent & not feeding into the fiasco Meghan threw out there to the world says a lot about her as a class act."
A third wrote: "I know yesterday wasn't about her but when I saw The Duchess of Cambridge I couldn't help but say: Queen.
"She looked like a Queen, a future Queen.
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"It wasn't just her outfit but her posture, her attitude, the confidence she carried herself with, the confidence she exuded. Regal."
Another person agreed and said: "The Duchess of Cambridge is a shining star within the Royal Family, majestic & regal her presence captivates all around her."
After the ceremony concluded on Saturday afternoon, Kate reunited feuding brothers William and Harry.
The Duchess then made a point of letting the pair walk alone together.