Slender and confident, with shoulder-length dark hair and an elegant dress, Catherine, 40, who was crowned Princess of Wales by the new King Charles on Friday, carries out her royal duties with impeccable grace. As a modern and attentive mother to her three children. He established himself over the years as a prominent figure in the British royal family.
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The British press sees her as a model member of the monarchy, opposite her sister-in-law Meghan Markle, who is married to Harry, William’s younger brother. The Sussex couple, who clashed with the royal family, now live in California.
A very popular couple
The new Prince and Princess of Wales are the most famous of the Windsor clan. According to a YouGov poll last spring, Kate (68% favorable opinions) outshine her husband (66%).
Long-witted, she remains calm under pressure and cultivates a natural presence with a keen sense of charm – even when she’s serving draft beers in a pub during her tour of Northern Ireland, all smiles. “She (…) has a loving family that supports her so she has her feet on the ground”, explains Benny Junor, an expert on the monarchy.
On the street, her elegant outfits, which combine designer pieces and clothes bought in big chains, are schooling, and some sell like hotcakes. Kate is also known for her passion for photography, an interest from an early age, and created the official portraits of her children George, 9, Charlotte, 7, and Louis, 4.
The Princess of Wales is a commoner
However, nothing predisposed this commoner to this royal life. His mother, a flight attendant, and his father, an air traffic controller, later made their fortune by establishing a party supply business.
Her meeting with William at the Scottish University of St Andrews, where she enrolled to study art history in 2001, decided otherwise.
Ahead of their engagement in 2010 and their wedding to great fanfare on April 29 the following year, the couple moved in together, a first for the monarchy. The lovers go through ups and downs, until they split briefly in 2007.
If the British are sedated, some are irritated by this gentle film. Actress Keira Knightley has criticized her scruffy appearance before leaving the maternity ward just hours after giving birth, slamming the pressure on women to always be “pretty”. Novelist Hilary Mandel sees her as a “window model without personality”.
“Certified food fanatic. Extreme internet guru. Gamer. Evil beeraholic. Zombie ninja. Problem solver. Unapologetic alcohol lover.”