By Alex Glenn • 18 August 2021 • 8:40
Queen disapproved of 'frivolous displays of wealth' Credit: Pixabay
Queen disapproved of ‘frivolous displays of wealth’ by holidaying William and Catherine. According to a Royal expert the Queen is thought to have disapproved of the luxury lifestyle that Catherine led before she joined the Royal family.
Kate Middleton joined the Royal family in 2011 when she married Prince William. Before this she enjoyed many expensive holidays. One of her favourites was the Caribbean island of Mustique where she spent time with her family. According to reports though the Queen was concerned due to the “frivolous displays of wealth”.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl told of how the Queen found these trips “unpalatable” in her book William and Harry.
“If she was not with William at Balmoral then the couple were skiing or holidaying on Mustique,” said Nicholl.
“Kate was there so often the press dubbed her ‘Queen of Mustique’, a title that had previously belonged to Princess Margaret.
“Britain was now in a recession and such frivolous displays of wealth were unpalatable to the Queen.
“While the rest of the world speculated that an engagement was on the horizon for William and Kate, the Queen believed an announcement should be postponed until Kate was settled in a career.”
Ms Nicholl was told by one Royal source that: “It is Her Majesty’s opinion that if Kate is one day going to be William’s consort, then she needs a proper job.
“Swanning from one five-star holiday resort to another is not the prerequisite for a young woman possibly destined to be Queen.”
Things have settled down now though and for the second year in a row William and Catherine opted to spend their holiday in the UK.
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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