Kate, Duchess of Cambridge has been winning over the hearts of the international public since joining the Royal Family as the wife of Prince William in April 2011. Her performance on public engagements has steadily cemented her influence as future Queen and helped her secure the "admiration" of the Queen, according to former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond. Discussing Her Majesty's relationship with the wives of her children and grandchildren, Ms Bond told Lorraine: "I think the Queen is very, very fond of Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
"She ofter takes her place beside the Queen but I think she admires the way Catherine, as she is known in royal circles, has adapted to the job of being a Queen-in-waiting."
Ms Bond suggested the Duchess of Cambridge's "quiet dignity" played a significant role in ensuring she carves herself a special place in the minds of the British public.
She continued: "She is doing really well, isn’t she? She’s so dignified, she has a quiet dignity the public is growing to love.
"And she works behind the scenes as we learned before Christmas - she issued a letter for the midwives of this country.
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Kate won over the Queen with her ability to adapt to her new role (Image: GETTY)
The Queen has had Kate escort her to several engagements since the Duchess joined the Family (Image: GETTY)
"This is the year of nurses and midwives and she revealed she has been working at Kingston Hospital with the maternity unit and even going to people’s house.
"Can you imagine, having a baby and your midwife is coming round to see how you’re doing and in pops the Duchess of Cambridge. She is coming into her own."
Kate was revealed to have shadowed members of the maternity unity at Kingston Hospital, west London, for a couple of months as part of her charitable work on childhood development.
In a heartfelt letter addressed to nurses and midwives ahead of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, Kate paid tribute to members of the profession for their commitment to helping new mothers and their babies.
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Kate paid tribute to midwives and nurses after shadowing Kingston Hospital's maternity unit (Image: GETTY)
The Duchess of Cambridge has increasingly taken on more duties (Image: GETTY)