Prince William and Kate being 'watched carefully' by Queen and Prince Philip, says royal author
An author said the queen would keep an eye on William and Kate. (Getty Images)
Prince William and his wife Kate are "closely watched" by the Queen and Prince Philip for previous mistakes by other young kings, according to an author.
Tom Quinn, who wrote Kensington Palace: An Intimate Memoir, told a Channel 5 documentary that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would be seen because older royals are concerned about repeating past mistakes.
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Quinn said: "The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will look very closely, especially given that younger royals have made very bad mistakes in the past and do not want that to happen again."
But he said the coronavirus pandemic gave the couple the chance to shine "in a very modern way."
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It is not entirely clear which younger Royals Quinn referred to in the documentary, which addressed various aspects of the relationship between Kate and William from inception to the coronavirus pandemic.
At some point Prince Edward was mentioned because of the bad press he got after leaving the Marines, but the documentary called William and Kate: Too Good to Be True? also spoke about Harry's decision to resign from royal duties.
Charles' marriage to Diana, which collapsed, was also discussed.
William had to be involved in the decision about Harry's wish to resign. (Getty Images)
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Rebecca English talked about the interview Harry had had in South Africa saying that he and William were "different ways", the Royal Editor of the Daily Mail, and said, "I know William mixed his interview out of shock and horror.
"Harry has publicly aired his dirty laundry and I know he has long and intensely debated what to do."
When she added the Sandringham Summit, she said, "I'm not sure that William had a wide choice in this matter, he will be king, even if it means the cost of his family relationship."
Prince William (37) and Kate (38) have been widely praised for their work during the closure and the way in which they have adapted to work from home.
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They have focused their Royal Foundation on the mental health of those at the forefront of the response, including NHS staff, and have made numerous zoom calls to people around the world.
William continued his efforts to use sport to combat the mental health stigma, while Kate used her love of photography to create a "permanent illustration" of Britain during the pandemic.
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