Last week, Queen Elizabeth II, 95, was forced to pull out of her appearance at the Remembrance Sunday service in London after spraining her back.
While Her Majesty was absent, other members of the Royal Family, including the Duchess of Cambridge, paid their respects.
For the annual Remembrance Sunday service in London on November 14, the Duchess of Cambridge joined the Countess of Wessex and the Duchess of Cornwall on the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth office.
For the sombre occasion, Kate, 39, wore a structured black Alexandra McQueen coat adorned with several red poppies and a wide-brimmed black hat.
Her husband Prince William, also 39, joined his father Prince Charles, 73, to lay wreaths at the cenotaph below.
According to her claims, a gesture spotted as Prince William and Kate left the Whitehall Remembrance Day ceremony, has shown how the Queen feels about her grandson and his wife.
The couple pair left the ceremony in the Queen’s bespoke Bentley, made exclusively for the monarch. Royal expert Daniela Elser claims the usage of Her Majesty’s personal vehicle was a signal of her “approval”.
au column, Ms Elser said: “The 95-year-old lending the couple her bespoke wheels translates to a very clear cut signal of approval and the symbolism of the future King and Queen Consort riding around in a car with a coronet slapped on the door is impossible to miss.”
The usage of the Queen’s personal vehicle is also noteworthy considering the large fleet of cars at the Royal Family’s disposal.
Ms Elser claims “this choice of transport was clearly not born out of necessity”.She added that the couple did not appear “in their usual family Audi or even in the electric Jaguar they use on occasion but in what appeared to be one of the Queen’s very own, especially-built State Bentleys.”
Ms Elser claims the move is a clear indication of Kate and William’s role as future monarchs. She also commented on the behaviour of the Duchess who has stepped up amid concerns for the Queen’s health.