Kate Middleton will be turning 41 next week, and as she looks to the year ahead, she will embark on her new role as the Princess of Wales.
It is believed Kate, 40, will be using her new title “to bring stability and continuity to the monarchy” in the New Year, royal expert Katie Nicholl tells us exclusively.
The Prince of Wales will be continuing to support his wife in 2023, and Katie spoke to OK! about how "brilliant" they are as a team when working together.
She continues: “I have travelled around the world with them and they are a brilliant team. They finish one another’s sentences and they are always there for each other, which is why it works.
"We’ve seen Kate as a solo act increasingly over recent years and she’s very capable on her own and very happy, but they’re also a very effective and powerful double act, so while I think we’ll see a lot of this, I do think we will see more of Kate coming out on her own as the new Princess of Wales in 2023.”
Katie added that Kate has been invaluable when supporting her husband William, 40, through the fallout from his brother Prince Harry, since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took steps back from the Royal family.
Katie says: "He’s lost his support act in Harry but he really recognises that he has an invaluable support act in Kate.
"I think they are equally proud of each other but they‘ve really needed to be there for each other over these last couple of years and I think Kate has been a huge support at a time when he really needed it.”
The royal author further says that Kate's success as a senior royal is having a "very supportive partner" in William.
She shares: "It’s largely down to a very supportive partner in William and they’re very happy and they’re a very good team together, but she’s also got the support of her family."
It comes after the Princess of Wales became the Colonel of the Irish Guards ,a title which William previously held.
While Kate takes on this role, William will take the Colonel of the Welsh Guards title from his father, King Charles III.
Meanwhile, it is believed both William and Charles, 74, chose not to watch Harry and Meghan's Netflix documentary, choosing to keep negativity away from the heart of the monarchy.
The docuseries saw Harry, 38, accusing William of “shouting and screaming” and the King of lying during private talks ahead of Harry and 41 year old Meghan's exit from royal life.
Palace sources told The Mirror, that neither Charles nor William watched the documentary, but relied on briefings from royal aides regarding the content released on Netflix.
They added that despite there being “a great deal of sadness” from the documentary bombshells, senior royals were said to still be “looking forward to 2023”.
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