Queen ‘adores’ Kate Middleton after seeing that she loves Prince William ‘for himself and not for his title’

Her Majesty has spent a lot of time “supporting and nurturing” the relationship, according to royal biographer Andrew Morton

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The Queen “adores” Kate, Duchess of Cambridge after seeing that she loves Prince William “for himself and not for his title”.

Kate and William have been in a relationship since 2003 after meeting at the University of St Andrews.

The royal couple have now been married for more than ten years, with their wedding taking place at Westminster Abbey in 2011.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William
The Queen spends a "lot more time supporting and nurturing" the relationship with the couple
The Queen spends a "lot more time supporting and nurturing" the relationship with the couple

Both Kate and William reportedly get on well with the Queen and are expected to feature heavily in the upcoming Jubilee celebrations.

Speaking about the Queen and the pair, royal biographer Andrew Morton said Her Majesty has spent a lot of time “supporting and nurturing" the relationship.

Mr Morton said: "The thing about Kate is the Queen was impressed she adored and loved William for himself, not for his title.

"She spends a lot more time supporting and nurturing the relationship between William and Catherine than she did with Charles and Diana.

“It's pretty clear she wasn't going to make that mistake again.

"Everything that happened in Kate and William's relationship was quite strategic, quite thought through, after a period of time."

He told OK! Magazine: “In the beginning, nobody in the royal household expected for a second that the university romance with Catherine and William would continue for any time after they graduated like most college romances which disintegrate under the intense scrutiny of jobs and geography."