Queen Elizabeth II was impressed that Kate Middleton loved Prince William for himself, not for his title.

Kate has secured her position as the royal who made it known she was up for the job and has barely stepped wrong since.

She took 10 years before William married her and decided to devote herself to the role.

The couple has had to mourn the death of the queen and their presence at the funeral sent a powerful message about dynasty and succession.

Kate has leaned into what's expected of her and is part of a supportive team.

She is likely to be a Princess of Wales who does not detract from her prince but instead forms a unit.

Kate shares the occasional relatable anecdote about parenting and her kids.

Early-childhood development is one of her favored causes as a senior royal.

She rocks a tiara but also re-wears a lot of her clothes, even the gowns.