The Queen has made a bold gesture that has outlined the future of the country, a royal expert says.
The gesture, spotted as Prince William and Kate left the London Cenotaph and the Remembrance Day ceremony, has shown how the Queen sees her grandchild and his wife.
It was a sight to behold for royal fanatics as the pair left the ceremony in the Queen's bespoke Bentley, made exclusively for the monarch.
Royal expert Daniela Elser wrote in her news.com.au column: "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."
Given the Royal Family aren't short of vehicles, it has shown that she sees the pair as the future of the country as she took a backseat from the ceremony due to her health.
With the Queen pulling out of the ceremony just two hours before it was due to start with a sprained back, the Duchess of Cambridge also stepped in to take the Queen's usual spot on the Commonwealth and Foreign Office balconies.
Ms Elser also highlighted that Kate had stepped up to her role.
She wrote: "The sight of Kate riding around in Her Majesty’s car reflects the extent to which the duchess has been stepping of late, especially as vicissitudes of age catch up with the formerly unflagging sovereign.
"On Sunday, before the Cambridges’ noteworthy exit, it was Kate who had taken the sovereign’s usual place after the Queen pulled out less than two hours beforehand with a sprained back.
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"With the distribution of the HRHs across the Commonwealth and Foreign Office balconies overlooking the Cenotaph likely having to be quickly rejigged, it was Kate who got to take the primo spot between Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex."
Ms Elser also praised Kate's ability to shrug of criticism from the media when she first came into the spotlight.
She wrote in her column: "Sure, she might have been largely written off by Fleet Street and social media in her early days of HRH-dom, attracting a steady stream of criticism for her penchant for zipping off to Mustique on the reg, but now she enjoys buoyant public approval with a November YouGov poll finding 78 per cent of Brits having a positive view of her.
"[Only the Queen and William have better numbers.]"
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