Kate Middleton has been officially part of the British royal family since marrying the heir to the throne Prince William in 2011. She now has three royal sons, Prince George, five – who will one day be King – Princess Charlotte, three, and the Prince Louis. , seven months. The Duchess of Cambridge makes numerous royal appearances these days and appears to be in good condition with Queen Elizabeth II, 92. However, a royal expert claimed there was a time when the monarch was less impressed with Kate.
Kate and William began dating in 2001 after meeting as students at the University of St Andrew in Scotland.
The couple stayed together for many years before finally getting engaged.
Kate Middleton's first official engagement was in 2010 when she and William visited a Teenage Cancer Trust event in Norfolk.
However, in the years prior to this commitment, the queen criticized Kate in a particular way.
They say she thought Kate was not doing enough during her courtship with William.
Phil Dampier, who has reported on the royal family for more than 20 years, said: "Kate was William's girlfriend for eight or nine years before they were married and married.
"There was a phase where she seemed to be doing very little really.
"The queen once observed Kate does not do much, so I think she had a fairly long ticket for the royal family."
Dampier is of the opinion that the reason William did not bring Kate to the limelight was because of his mother, Princess Diana.
Diana was notoriously persecuted by the press and the prince did not want Kate's life to be disturbed in such a way.
Dampier said: "William, because of what happened to his mother, was very protective of her and has always been since.
"She only does what she wants and she is comfortable and not subjected to much pressure and scrutiny. Your family has been your number one priority.
Prince William and Kate seem very much loved these days, but an interview with the heir in 2005 showed that he was not always so sure about his future with the Duchess.
In a photo-press during a ski trip with Prince Charles and Prince Harry, William was asked if he and Kate would be the next to walk down the aisle.
In response, William laughed before saying, "No, I do not think so."
According to the 2011 book "The Creation of a Real Romance," by Katie Nicholl, William once avoided any suggestion that he would marry his long-term girlfriend soon.
In an interview, when he was just 22 years old, William answered a question about marriage with, "Look, I'm only 22 for the love of God. I'm too young to get married at my age. I do not want to get married until I'm at least 28 or 30 years old.