Royal reporter Emily Andrews revealed she traveled with Kate and Prince William as they visited Pakistan in 2019 and noted how they wooed the press. Ms Andrews recalled the Cambridges inviting reporters to the front of the plane and speaking with everyone to let them know how grateful and happy they were to see them there. The royal commentator remarked that it was “skillful diplomacy” to win them over so their tour could be a PR success.
Speaking in the Channel 5 documentary Kate: Our Queen in Waiting, Ms Andrews recalled her interaction with the Royal Family during their trip.
She told the programme: “I traveled with Kate and William on the RAF Voyager from the UK to Pakistan.
“William and Kate ushered us all to the front of the plane where they were to chat with us, ‘we’re so glad you’re here, thank you for coming to Pakistan with us.
“It was very skilful diplomacy on the part of William and Kate because you want the press on your side.
“Because then they’re going to write nice things about you and that’s exactly what happened.”
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Journalists at the time wrote glowing reports of the trip and said it was a huge success for the couple who engaged in culture and conversed in local languages.
According to the latest YouGov poll, Prince William ranks second on the list of most popular kings with 66% popularity.
Kate trails slightly behind and has a score of 65%.
The Queen tops the list with 76% after respondents were asked their verdict on senior royals in the last quarter of 2021.
The monarch is also due to celebrate her platinum jubilee this year and released a statement thanking her support network on Sunday.
He said: “As we celebrate this anniversary, I have the pleasure of renewing to you the promise I made in 1947 that my life will always be devoted to your service.
“As I look to the future with a sense of hope and optimism for my Platinum Jubilee year, I am reminded of how grateful we can be.
“The past seven decades have seen extraordinary social, technological and cultural progress which has benefited us all and I am confident that the future will provide us with similar opportunities, especially for younger generations in the UK and across the country. Commonwealth.
“I am fortunate to have had the unwavering and loving support of my family.
“I was blessed to have a partner in Prince Philip who was willing to play the role of husband and make the sacrifices that go with it. It’s a role I’ve watched my own mother play for my father’s reign.”
The Queen has also announced plans to make Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Consort when Prince Charles takes the throne.
She added: “I remain forever grateful and humbled by the loyalty and affection you continue to give me.
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“And when, in due time, my son Charles becomes king, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support you have given me.
“And I sincerely hope that, when the time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her loyal service.”
The announcement has caused divisions among some royal fans who do not believe Camilla should become a queen consort.
The move would mean she would be called ‘Queen Camilla’ when Prince Charles takes the throne.
However, an ongoing YouGov poll suggests that only 14% of those polled want her to be queen consort and 44% want her to be princess consort.