Royals: Kate and William attend Buckingham Palace garden party
Kate demonstrated her growing influence at the Coronation of King Charles as she proved those labelling her a “WAG” wrong, it has been claimed. The Princess of Wales had a key role to play in the proceedings at the event on Saturday as she walked alongside her husband and future king Prince William. Royal expert Camilla Tominey said Kate was treated as a “plus one” at the beginning of her relationship to William, often being referred to as a WAG (wife and girlfriend).
But now that Kate is a “Queen-in-waiting” and is able to “call the shots” and have more influence over key events.
Writing for the Daily Telegraph, Ms Tominey said Kate who “was once seen by some as a mere WAG demonstrated her growing power and influence at the Coronation of King Charles III”.
At the Coronation, her parents Michael and Carole Middleton and siblings Pippa and James were seated just six rows behind the royals, which Ms Tominey said “left little doubt over the Princess of Wales’s growing influence”.
A number of people did not get an invite to the historic event as Charles hoped to keep the guest list down.
But Kate’s family took prime position in Westminster Abbey on Saturday, and the Telegraph reports that Kate had asked for extra invitations for her team.
Organisers reportedly granted her the extra invitations, allowing her to have more of a say about who attended the event.
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Charles will revert to ‘rebel prince’ after he ‘ramps up modern monarchy’
The newly-crowned King will play the “long game,” according to a royal documentary maker, and modernise the monarch before reverting to the “rebel prince in full.”
“I’m not stupid,” King Charles III, then the Prince of Wales, said in 2018. “I do realise that it is a separate exercise being sovereign.”
He was speaking during a BBC documentary to mark his 70th birthday, expressing his frustration that people thought he could not, or would not, differentiate between the roles of monarch and Prince of Wales.
Concerns came, in part, as a result of his reputation as a “rebel prince”. Previously described as a “meddler”, his opinions were well-known on subjects including architecture, climate change, alternative medicine and sustainable agriculture.
His passionate speeches, along with his notorious “black spider memos”, dispatched to ministers, business leaders and others in power, have led to some apprehension about the possibility of Charles being an “activist king”.
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