Kate and William will ‘look the part’ and ‘play well’ on US tour, says expert

As Kate Middleton and Prince William reportedly get ready to begin a tour of the US next year, a royal expert has claimed that the move will boost the couple’s popularity as they “look the part” and will “play well”.

Embracing their future roles as leaders of the monarchy, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to be an “insurance policy” for the Queen, using their positions to ensure that the family has a high profile in the US.

According to John McDermott, producer of the Palace Intrigue podcast, the tour will go down extremely well among American fans who view the pair as being “royal yet relatable”.

“William has gotten quite good at the art of the quote and Americans will love Kate,” he told OK!

Recently, royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told MyLondon that the Cambridge’s Instagram may be the secret to saving the monarchy – with Kate and William recently sharing intimate black and white shots of them at the Earthshot Prize Awards.

McDermott agrees and states that the way they balance being in the public eye with their desire for privacy has helped build a following in the US.

“When Americans see William and Kate and the kids, it is in nicely staged photo-ops: here’s the couple being flirty, here’s the couple meeting some locals at a pub.

“We don’t know much about them, and it works in their favour. They look the part and that’s that,” he explained.

Contrastingly, Meghan and Harry’s damning interview with Oprah failed to win over viewers, McDermott adds.

“We’re not as obsessed with Harry and Meghan as maybe they think we all are – we just look at it like ‘you don’t go on TV and upset your grandmother.’

“As for Kate, she’ll come over here, wave at people, take some nice photos, then disappear and it will play very well in the media,” he said.

Following the Queen’s recent hospital visit, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall have been dubbed the new ‘fab four’ by royal watchers.

Royal expert Katie Nicholl has mentioned that this has helped to create an image of “unity” among the Royal Family.

“This is the future, the succession – we will have King Charles and Queen Camilla, more likely than not, and then King William and Queen Catherine.

“So they are presenting unity, succession and a great deal of optimism and positivity for the future of the royal family.”

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