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The Duchess of Cambridge gets a compliment and pays it forward


The Duchess of Cambridge paid her husband a compliment as she herself was told she’ll be a great Princess of Wales.

As Kate was welcomed to Cardiff during her Jubilee visit, a wellwisher said to her she’d be great at the role that could lie ahead when Prince William becomes heir to the throne.

The Duchess smiled, said ”that’s very kind of you” and then looked at her husband as she added ”I’m in good hands”.

The exchange has come to light after a video of the chat were shared on social media. A Twitter user, @hellen3030, uploaded the clip of Kate which was taken as she spent time in the Welsh capital on the third day of the Platinum Jubilee celebratory weekend.

During the visit, on June 4 2022, the Duke and Duchess were accompanied by their two elder children. Prince George, 8, and Princess Charlotte, 7, were making their first official trip to Wales.

Prince William could be given the title of Prince of Wales by his father when Charles becomes king. A male heir to the throne automatically becomes Duke of Cornwall while they are the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland, as that is the traditional title of the first in line to that country’s crown. However, the title of Prince of Wales must be bestowed by the Monarch.

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.