The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are a 'new-look' Prince Charles and Princess Diana, a royal expert has claimed.
Robert Jobson, author of Charles: Our Future King, said the position of Prince William and Kate Middleton, both 37, in the royal family will 'continue to evolve' in 2020.
Speaking to Hello! magazine, the Essex-born commentator added that the couple are set to become a 'major force' in the UK's soft-power diplomacy.
'I believe the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's position will continue to evolve, with them resembling more of a new-look Charles and Diana in their hugely successful early days on the world stage, becoming a major force in the UK's soft-power diplomacy,' he said.
Robert Jobson, author of Diana: Closely Guarded Secret, said Prince William and Kate Middleton, both 37, pictured last weekend, are a 'new-look' Prince Charles and Princess Diana
Mr Jobson likened the Cambridges to Prince Charles and Princess Diana in their 'hugely successful early days on the world stage'. Pictured on a visit to Castlebay in Barra, the Western Isles
Mr Jobson added that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will use this year to continue to push their own agenda and charity work through their new Sussex Foundation.
'I would expect them to spend more time in the US and maybe make an official visit to Canada,' he predicted.
Mr Jobson said he expects Prince Charles to take on the bulk of the Queen's major overseas visits and will play a central role at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Rwanda.
'He will probably tour another African country too,' he added.
The Essex-born commentator added that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (pictured left on Christmas Day )are set to become a 'major force' in the UK's soft-power diplomacy. Pictured right: Prince Charles, Princess Diana and their children on Christmas Day in 1994
Royal author Penny Juror told the publication that the Prince of Wales is doing a 'huge amount' already, claiming she has 'never known anyone work so incredibly hard' and 'tirelessly'.
'He really does seem to relish the job and he doesn't stop for lunch or coffee breaks. He just keeps going,' she said.
'He's just an extraordinary man who has got an appetite for knowledge and doing what he can to