Kate Middleton’s life will drastically change once Prince William takes the throne. The Duchess of Cambridge will receive a new title, add additional duties to her royal schedule, and, more importantly, inherit an insane amount of jewelry. The royal family is known for its lavish estates and fortunes, but none is more treasured than Queen Elizabeth’s Crown Jewels. After William is officially named the King of England, Middleton will become the proud owner of the world’s most famous jewelry collection. So which jewels will Middleton have access to as Queen Consort?
As long as everything goes as planned, there will come a day when Prince William will take the throne. When that happens, Middleton will be authorized to wear the vast majority of the Crown Jewels, including Princess Diana’s engagement ring, the Jeweled Sword of Offering, and the Nizam of Hyderabad necklace.
The collection is so famous that it has its own Instagram
page, something even the most casual royal watcher should follow. The family
frequently shares photos from the collection on the account, especially
whenever a royal wears a piece in public.
Each image usually includes a short history of the item that
explains its significance and why it is in the collection. Someday, Middleton
will have access to all of the pieces featured online, though it is unlikely
that she will wear each item over the course of her life.
William is currently second in line to the throne, so it
will likely be years before he inherits the crown. While it will be a while
before the couple takes their place at the head of the monarchy, royal experts
believe Middleton will make an amazing Queen (consort) someday.
Kate Middleton recently joined William’s brother, Prince Harry, for a royal engagement, where she looked absolutely gorgeous in her elegant attire. Royal commentators praised Middleton after the event on social media, expressing how she will make a “wonderful” Queen in the future.
“Kate looks absolutely stunning, so elegant, she’ll make a
wonderful Queen one day,” one royal watcher wrote on social media, while
another added, “I just adore the Duchess of Cambridge!”
Although Middleton has clearly won people over, Queen
Elizabeth once doubted if she would be a good pick for William. When they were
still dating, inside sources claim that Her Majesty disliked how Middleton did
not have a proper job and felt like she needed a good career before marrying
into the royal family.
Britain was experiencing a recession at the time, and Queen Elizabeth did not appreciate how Kate Middleton was displaying her wealth while others in the country were struggling to make ends meet. Middleton was reportedly hurt by Elizabeth’s attitude, though the two eventually worked things out after being introduced to each other.
The royal family is all about handing down titles, yet royal fans are left wondering if Middleton will receive a new name once William’s father, Prince Charles, takes the throne. Prince William and Kate Middleton are currently known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, a title they will likely keep even after William inherits the crown.
But when Charles is King of England, William will be named the new Prince of Wales, and Middleton might receive the title as the Princess of Wales, a name that was previously held by Princess Diana. As Charles’ wife, Camilla Parker Bowles could ask to be called the Princess of Wales but does not out of respect for the late Diana.
Middleton is not the only member of the royal family who
might receive a new title once Charles is King. Meghan Markle, who is also
called the Duchess of Sussex, could also get a new name. That, of course, would
depend on whether or not Harry gets a new title. It will be up to Charles to
grant the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a new title, so we will have to wait and
see what happens on that front.