“She was the wife of the heir to the throne. We’re going to see Catherine make more commitments.
“She has just become co-president of the Scout Association with the Duke of Kent, who will be 85 years old. This, at some point, will become his patronage only. ”
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The Duke of Kent hailed Kate’s rise to the organization’s co-chair as he suggested the Duchess will ensure her ‘legacy’ continues.
Ms Koenig has suggested that the growing number of tasks given to the Duchess of Cambridge in recent years indicates the royal family is preparing for the inevitable change of guard.
She continued, “She will be more of a support as she learns more because we’re not that far away… I mean the Queen could live another 10 years.
“But we are closer to Catherine who is the wife of the heir to the throne than we were 10 years ago. ”
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Last year he reportedly started meetings to learn more about the management of the Duchy of Cornwall which he was to inherit once Prince Charles becomes king.
The duchy is traditionally bestowed on the Prince of Wales, who uses the profitable income from the vast land to finance private family expenses.
And earlier this week, Prince William received the honor of succeeding his grandfather Prince Philip as patron of the British Trust for Ornithology.
The Duke of Edinburgh has supported the organization for over 30 years and should see his legacy in support of ornithological studies benefit from William’s long-standing commitment to the environment.