‘No accident!’ Queen’s reference to Kate and William analysed as Jubilee approaches

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The Queen may have provided a blueprint of the coming months with her reference to four key royals – including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – in her latest speech. Royal expert Victoria Murphy believes Kate and Prince William, alongside Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will likely “fly the flag” of the Firm this year.

She wrote in Town & Country magazine: “With William and Kate enjoying significant popularity with the British public and Charles and Camilla having successfully established acceptance as a couple on the world stage, the senior working royals will continue to fly the flag in 2022.

“It can be no accident that the Queen referred specifically to the two couples in her deeply personal Christmas Day message as having ‘taken on and magnified’ the work of her beloved husband Prince Philip.”

The Queen focused her Christmas speech on her husband, who died in April at Windsor Castle.

While speaking candidly about missing the Duke of Edinburgh’s “familiar laugh”, the monarch also touched upon some of Philip’s key areas of work, including conservation.

In this area, she said, his firstborn Prince Charles and grandson Prince William have carried on Philip’s work and expanded on it.

She said: “He was also an early champion of taking seriously our stewardship of the environment, and I am proud beyond words that his pioneering work has been taken on and magnified by our eldest son Charles and his eldest son William – admirably supported by Camilla and Catherine – most recently at the COP climate change summit in Glasgow.”

The Queen had made a similar comment about Charles and Prince William’s commitment to safeguarding the environment during the climate change summit, COP26, held in Glasgow in November.

However, at the time, she had not mentioned the princes’ consorts and their supporting work.

Ms Murphy believes the four royals will likely be very visible over the next few months and will be an integral part of the celebrations across the globe for the Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee.

She said: “As COVID restrictions begin to ease, we are likely to see the working royals travel extensively across the Commonwealth as they have done in previous jubilee years.”

The Platinum Jubilee will begin on February 6, the anniversary of the death of King George VI and of the accession to the throne of his daughter Elizabeth.

Members of the Royal Family are expected to carry out various events throughout the years and across the Commonwealth to mark the historic milestone.

Just how visible the monarch will be over the coming weeks is yet to be seen, in the wake of her health issues experienced in late 2020.

Celebrations will culminate in the UK during a long bank holiday weekend lasting between June 2 and 5.

The bank holiday will begin with a special Trooping the Colour, set to be the first taking place in London since 2019.

Other events, including a concert at Buckingham Palace, have already been scheduled.

As noted by Ms Murphy, there are chances to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge even travel across the pond during 2022, as the next Earthshot award ceremony will take place in the US.

She said: “A trip to the US could also be on the cards for William and Kate after it was announced that William’s Earthshot Awards will be held there in 2022.”

William launched the Earthshot Prize in October 2020 with the aim to inspire hope and push people to come up with workable solutions to tackle the climate crisis.

The ambitious initiative will last for a decade and will see a panel of judges award five winners every year £1million each to fund their projects.

Prince William showed his pride and support to the 15 finalists of the first year of the Prize as he met them during COP26.

This year is set to be important for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge not just for their roles, increasingly important as they prepare to become the next Prince and Princess of Wales, but also on a personal level.

On Sunday, Kate will turn 40, making her the second member of the Royal Family to reach this milestone in recent months after the Duchess of Sussex.

Prince William will also turn 40 in June.

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