Kate Middleton to Change Dated Royal Rules When She Becomes Queen Consort

Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton to Change Dated Royal Rules When She Becomes Queen Consort

It’s no secret that royals lead far different lives than the rest of us. There are a number of strict rules that dictate every part of their life, both public and private, from the way they dress, their manners, display of affection, and even with whom they travel. In a recent interview, a source close to the royals and Kate Middleton, in particular, confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge plans to change some dated royal rules when Prince William takes the throne.

Kate Middleton Is No Stranger to Breaking the Royal Rules

Kate Middleton and Prince William meeting the finalists of her Hold Still photography project
Kate Middleton to Change Dated Royal Rules When She Becomes Queen Consort

Ever since Kate married into the British royal family in 2011, she’s had to adjust to the etiquette and lifestyle of nobility. That, however, didn’t mean she’d follow all rules, just most of them. Just this October, she defied a famous royal dressing rule that women shouldn’t wear suits. Although the Queen disapproves of them, Kate still stepped out wearing a navy blue suit with a light blue button-down underneath. Given how radiant she looked, we don’t mind her breaking that rule at all.

Another time when the Duchess of Cambridge showed her rule-breaking spirit was in 2014 when she and Prince William flew their son, Prince George, together with them to their Australia tour. According to royal protocol, heirs are not allowed to travel on the same flights to preserve the royal lineage in case of a plane crash.

Kate Wants to Be More Involved With the Public

The Duchess of Cambridge, wearing a face mask, helps to unpack supplies during a visit to Baby Basic UK & Baby
Kate Middleton to Change Dated Royal Rules When She Becomes Queen Consort

The royal source said that as queen, Kate Middleton would want to be closer to the people and set time to speak with them at official public outings. Since she’s become more comfortable doing TV interviews and online appearances, she’d like to continue doing that in the future. If there’s anything we can learn from Kate, it is that some rules really are meant to be broken (or amended).