Queen Elizabeth initially didn’t believe that Kate Middleton would make a good addition to the royal family. Unlike how she felt about Meghan Markle, the Queen reportedly had reservations about Kate being Prince William’s future wife because of the negative press about her back when she and Prince William were still dating.

Today, the Duchess of Cambridge is one of the most admired members of the royal family. After dating for many years, she and Prince William tied the knot in 2011 and now have three beautiful children. Since marrying into the royal family, Kate has managed to juggle her royal duties with motherhood — the reason many look up to her as an ideal daughter-in-law.

But while it seems that Queen Elizabeth shares a very good relationship with Kate today and that she’s already grooming her to take over some of her work, there was a time when the Queen didn’t really like her. According to royal experts, Queen Elizabeth was wary of Kate at first, and it was because of something that she never felt compared to Meghan.

One of the alleged reasons that Queen Elizabeth didn’t like Kate at first was that she felt that Kate wasn’t established enough to become part of the royal family. Kate first met Prince William when they were still students at the university. Although Kate was able to get a job soon after their college graduation, the Queen felt that her work experience was quite short for a future royal.

Another reason Queen Elizabeth didn’t think that Kate was good enough for Prince William was that during their dating era, the press gave her the nickname “Waity Katie.” She earned that nickname because, according to the press, she had been itching for a long time for Prince William to propose to her.

Because of the negative press about Kate, Queen Elizabeth was concerned that she didn’t have enough identity of her own to become Prince William’s wife. The Queen knew how important Kate’s future role would be in the monarchy, and the fact that she was not working enough to build an independent status before making her way into the royal family deeply concerned her.

Despite Queen Elizabeth’s initial qualms, however, Prince William still eventually proposed to Kate. Through time, Kate was able to win over Queen Elizabeth’s heart through her charm and dedication to her royal duties.

Queen Elizabeth also admires the fact that Kate is very family oriented and just as passionate as her when it comes to sporting events, like horseback riding.

Queen Elizabeth, Prince William and Kate Middleton
Queen Elizabeth II; Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, drive to Crathie Kirk Church before the service on Aug. 25, 2019, in Crathie, Aberdeenshire. Duncan McGlynn/Getty Images

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