Royal commentator: The Queen admires Duchess Kate’s ‘quiet dignity’

Her Majesty The Queen, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and HRH The Duchess of Cambridge attends the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph on Sunday 10 November 2019

As it always is these days, whenever the Cambridges are not in the news or doing events, royal-commentator types continue their Embiggening campaign. Some of you feel like those commentators could be putting Prince William and Kate “in their place,” which I will also accept as a theory. In fact, I think both are true: the royal pundits are keeping the Cambridges on a short leash, AND they’re helping with the Embiggening. So here’s the latest: the Queen thinks Kate has a “quiet dignity” because Kate effortless waits to be queen. Or something.

The Queen ‘admires’ the way that Kate Middleton has adapted to her life as a member of the royal family, claims a royal expert. The BBC’s former royal correspondent Jennie Bond, 69, from Devon, revealed that the Duchess of Cambridge has ‘come into her own’ in recent years and says the royal often works ‘behind the scenes’. Appearing on Lorraine via video link, she said that Kate, 37, has a ‘quiet dignity’ which she believes the British public are beginning to ‘love’ about the future Queen.

The correspondent said: ‘She’s doing very well isn’t she? She’s so dignified. She has a quiet dignity about her which I think the public is growing to love and she works behind the scenes.’

Host Christine Lampard then asked: ‘Do you think she’s the Queen’s favorite?’

‘The Queen is very, very fond of Sophie countess of Wessex – she often takes her place besides the Queen,’ responded Jennie. ‘But I think she admires the way that Catherine, as she’s known in royal circles, has adapted to the job being a Queen-in-waiting’.

[From The Daily Mail]

I like how Jennie Bond can’t say that Kate is the Queen’s favorite, because… Kate is not. Sophie is the favorite in-law, and Anne and Andrew are the favorite children. Anyway, is this embiggening or is it just the now-ceaseless whitewashing of what actually happened with the Queen and the Cambridges. The Queen was concerned about Kate’s laziness for years, when Kate was William’s waitying beck-and-call girlfriend. Then the Queen was concerned that Kate wasn’t doing enough in the first years of marriage, and that Kate was wearing skirts that blew up in the wind. But now it’s all about Kate’s Quiet Dignity. Deep sigh.

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  1. Sofia says:

    You know what? I can believe The Queen likes Kate being quiet?

    Why? Because after the messes of Diana, Camilla and Fergie, HM is probably glad to have a married in royal woman who stays in the background and doesn’t say much and is a stepford wife

    She’s in her early 90s and she probably appreciates Kate not rocking the boat

    • Mumbles says:

      Those two probably exhausted her back in the day. And Anne’s drama with her first husband (not as messy as the other two breakups) could not have been easy either. No wonder she loves Sophie Wessex so much. And why she probably appreciates Kate.

      Between her uncle and her sister, the Queen’s life has been full of drama. This dullard is a breath of fresh air in comparison.

    • Elisa says:

      ITA, and the Queen knows that William is a piece of work, so as long as Kate plays along, the Queen will support her.

      • Leah says:

        After all the Andrew saga and how the Queen appears not to give a damn that her own son is a pedophile or is in deep denial about it, I highly doubt she has any perspective on who in her family is a actually an asshole.

      • Leah says:

        After all the Andrew saga and how the Queen appears not to give a damn that her own son is a pedophile or is in deep denial, I highly doubt she has any perspective on who in her family is an absolute asshole.

      • Lucy De Blois says:

        This “praise” from the Queen worries me. Does it mean that the Queen is congratulating Kate for doing what she had done for Phillip all those years? Or it means Kate is being praised to act so cool about Rose’s problem? Or all the options above? It’s not my first, or second, or third time seeing a mother in law to cover for her son’s little enjoyment, but it was never so public.
        Or the praise has a subliminal message of BP/PR meaning that Kate is dignified and MM is not? I know, I know, Meghan’s name wasn’t even mentioned. But it doesn’t stop the trolls of trolling.

  2. lucia says:

    Man these stuffy old British people, nobody is buying it. “Quiet dignity” = shutting up and doing whatever your husband/superiors tell you to do.

  3. Myra says:

    If all is true and Meghan/Harry decide to give up the HRH title and move to Canada to focus on their foundation…Kate will need the Queens support because the Brits need a Royal punching bag.

    • lucia says:

      If what is all true? That stuff you just made up that literally no one is suggesting besides internet trolls?

      • Harper says:

        @Lucia, Myra is referring to a report in The Sun. She did not “make it up,” and neither is it correct that “literally no one” is suggesting it. No need for the personal accusations just because you don’t like or believe the report that someone is referencing. As we now know, those reports weren’t entirely fabricated: The Sussexes officially confirmed this afternoon that they will be stepping back from royal duties in order to spend more time in North America.

  4. Scorpio ♏️ Rants says:

    All can actually be true though. The Queen thought 20 something Catherine was ….well 20 something. And now she sees maturing and likes and appreciates that? Makes sense.

  5. Chica1971 says:

    Yep, William cheated and Kate can’t get rid of side piece. Stuff upper lips is dignity personified when married to adulterer. Kate got this, Diana she ain’t.

    • Eleonor says:

      The translation should be: the Queen appreciates Kate closing her eyes when facing the future king infidelities.

    • Lucy De Blois says:

      Don’t you think that Kate’s stiff-upper-lipness is getting more soft? From what I’ve seen the last times, she’s loosing the nerve.

  6. ShazBot says:

    OMG I just commented this like 2 days ago!! HAHAHAHAHAHA

    Wills affair became public, Kate went quiet, they gave her the Order to keep on keeping on, and we get all the stories about how the Queen loves her quiet dignity because she’s handling being a royal spouse in the way that royal (female) spouses are expected to – calling out your cheating husband? How peasanty.

  7. HMC says:

    Yet another article where the Queen seems to celebrate Catherine’s willingness to be a voiceless doormat.

  8. Beach Dreams says:

    It’s funny how there’s been so many articles about the queen appreciating Kate’s “quiet dignity” after certain not-so-rosy ‘rumors‘ of last spring 🙃

  9. notasugarhere says:

    Queen appreciates Kate and Carole can be silenced with a piece of glass on a ribbon, and they fall in line for a pap stroll with William’s fav Rose.

    • Becks1 says:

      Yup, exactly. Of course she appreciates her “quiet dignity” – she doesn’t rock the boat and looked the other way when William cheated on her.

      • Lucy De Blois says:

        But someone spilled the beans on twitter; it was a man and I think it was erased. I don’t remember well, I saw the news on CB and they were based on Buzzfeed. Or something like that.

  10. aquarius64 says:

    To me it confirms the pruning of a Rose. The queen doesn’t want another scandal; Andrew is bad enough. A royal sex scandal involving the future king practically prints money for the British media. The press is mad about Will’s lawsuit and I think it’s setting up House Cambridge up for a fall, letting the Cambridges think they have the upper hand.

    • aria says:

      omg so true. you cant trust the press, they will one day bite the cam bridges. I think press is waiting for the right time to trash the cam bridges. I think more about affairs comes when will a becomes prince of wales.

    • Lucy De Blois says:

      Prunning of a Rose is great! But forgive me if I’m mistaken, the Queen wasn’t making sweet eyes to Kate even on Remembrance Day or when she went to see Kate’s garden. I saw the video when W&K met her and she was very cold towards them, specially Kate. Maybe it’s the way she is.

  11. kerwood says:

    Emphasis on QUIET.

  12. Jen says:

    I do think the Queen values Kate’s discretion. But I hate how the writers gloss over that Will is not the next in line for the throne. She’s waiting to be Queen patiently? It makes it sound like she’s thinking “Gosh, Liz and Chuck…. bite it already so we can have our turn!” which I’m sure is not the case.

  13. Becks1 says:

    So, I do think all these puff pieces are part of the Embiggening, but I think they are using the Embiggening to remind the Cambridges of their place. Basically – “we can raise you up, and we can bring you down, so you better play ball.” There is a lot of shade in some of these articles and it seems to me to be a not-so-subtle reminder that the press has the dirt on them.

  14. Peg says:

    Is someone trying to sell the London Bridge again? The original one is in Arizona.

  15. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Mature dignity is wonderful as opposed to mouthy, immature and embarrassing. But having dignity in certain circles means being ornamental. Pets. Leashes. Subordinate. It’s old school, and it generally breeds the opposite behavior, but I imagine it’s a gift in royal arenas lol.

  16. Shauna says:

    I love how they have to have articles about this. When you’re the Queen’s fav you don’t need it written down, it’s obvious, like with Sophie, Anne and unfortunately Andrew. When they stop writing stories about how “loved” Will and Kate are I’ll start thinking they’re actually doing something other than throwing tantrums behind closed doors.

  17. Jaded says:

    Yes, she was quietly dignified whilst letting her skirts blow up numerous times, sunning topless on an open balcony whilst servicing Willy, twirling her hair and grinning at a Remembrance Day ceremony (I would be blubbering, I get very emotional on that day). I think they’re confusing “quietly dignified” with “quietly inarticulate”.

  18. Nina says:

    “Quiet dignity”?
    The royal family really wants us to know that William had an affair.

    • flaviaoctiavia says:

      I would prefer to see some real proof of that rather than the rumour mill working overtime.

  19. yinyang says:

    Dignity ha!

  20. Tourmaline says:

    LOL at “Catherine, as she’s known in royal circles”

  21. Liz version 700 says:

    The Queen overlooked her husband’s awful behavior with “quiet dignity” and likes women who similarly allow the Royals to do as they please without causing a fuss. sigh it’s all very “Snow White was rewarded because she cleaned up after 7 men. .. 1950’s fairy tale sparkle vomit inducing.

  22. Green Desert says:

    I believe this as well. And this is the big reason, I think, behind why no royals have come out and defended Meghan from the vicious and racist attacks in the media. In their opinion, you keep quiet and carry on, you don’t show emotion, or show that you’re having difficulty with something. I don’t agree with that mindset, but that’s what they do. It’s another antiquated way of handling things though, it’s not modern. And most of the royals, especially those in succession I think, adhere to this (not just the Queen). And it’s why, to me, William and Kate have no business acting like they care about mental health. Part of a meaningful discussion on mental health is being okay with telling people you’re not okay, asking for help, saying what you need. Equating dignity with keeping quiet when you may be hurting is in direct opposition to meaningful change in how we view and deal with mental health. And Harry and Meghan made it VERY clear in their interview that the family isn’t being helpful in this area.