Richard Fitzwilliams talked to U.K.’s Express recently about how Kate has progressed as a royal over the last few years.
“Since their marriage in 2011, Kate, who once seemed shy when speaking in public, has matured enchantingly. She was always a fashion icon and whatever she wore sparked global interest. Her appearances, whether live or, more recently, virtual, have a new spontaneity," Fitzwilliams says.
"She has a strong sense of duty and is deeply committed to the charitable causes she espouses, especially those involving children and mental health charities," he adds.
A queen consort is the wife of a reigning king, which William is expected to be some day. The queen consort has high social status but doesn't have political powers.