According to royal author Tom Quinn, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are being “watched closely” by Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. Speaking on the Channel 5 documentary ‘William and Kate: Too good to be true?’, Quinn claimed that Her Majesty and Prince Philip are monitoring the future King and future Queen Consort.
It was claimed that The Queen and Prince Philip were closely watching The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge so that they “wouldn’t repeat mistakes made by other young royals” and that they “didn’t want that to happen again.”
The documentary also shed some new light on Prince William and Catherine’s relationship. The pair met at St Andrew’s University in 2001 and it is said that William “tripped over” in his haste to introduce himself to Catherine.
According to Quinn, “One of the funny stories is he was so desperate to meet her that as he walked towards her, he apparently tripped and said ‘Oh that’s a terrible start, you’re going to think I’m a complete clot.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge married at Westminster Abbey in 2011 and have three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
The Duke of Cambridge is second in line to the throne behind his father, The Prince of Wales. There has been talk recently that when Her Majesty The Queen turns 95 in 2021, she will hand over more duties to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall as well as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Though Her Majesty will never abdicate, it is expected she will hand over more day-to-day control of the Monarchy to Prince Charles.
Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made a number of video calls to various charities and keyworkers. It was recently reported that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Earl and Countess of Wessex are considering ways to resume their official public duties.
Princess Anne and Prince Charles and Camilla all have face-to-face engagements this week. The Queen and Prince Philip continue to reside at Windsor Castle.