Kate Middleton's Relationship with the Queen Is Better Than It's Ever Been, a Royal Expert Says

Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth have always had a strong bond, but their relationship is better than ever, according to a royal commentator.

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Here are two royals no one could accuse of feuding: Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth.

The Duchess of Cambridge and the monarch have always had a good relationship, by all accounts, but their relationship is in a better place now than ever before, according to royal expert Katie Nicholl.

"Both women are actually quite shy so it’s taken time for them to get to this stage, but they have a very easy relationship now they’ve both made the effort," Nicholl told OK! magazine, according to the Daily Mail"The Queen loves seeing Kate because it's an opportunity to spend time with her and hear how her great grandchildren are doing."

Nicholl said the holiday season will only further strengthen Kate and the Queen's bond.

"I imagine that spending Christmas at Sandringham with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be something [the Queen is] very much looking forward to," Nicholl said of the upcoming royal Christmas celebration, which will bring most of the senior-ranking royals (although, famously, not Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are spending Christmas with Meghan's family this year) together. "So Kate and William are doing the dutiful thing and putting the royal family first."

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Kayleigh Roberts
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