Queen Elizabeth is expected to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Kate Middleton as a working royal, or when she became a part of the royal family, following her marriage to Prince William in 2011.

According to royal expert Russel Myers, the Duchess of Cambridge may hope to receive a profound honor from Queen Elizabeth since she has been a dedicated working royal. In 2017, the queen marked Middleton's anniversary as a royal by appointing her as part of the Royal Family Order. In 2019, Her Majesty gifted her with the honor of being named the Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO).

Myers believes that the queen could make Middleton a member of the Order of the Thistle for her 10th year. This honor is the Scottish equivalent of the Royal Family Order and Prince William has been a member of both these orders before his wife.

The royal expert said that Queen Elizabeth definitely sees the sacrifices and efforts her granddaughter-in-law has made over the last 10 years to establish her presence as a working royal. While she had a slow start in her early years as a wife to William and a mother to Prince George, Middleton has flourished in her work, especially amid the pandemic.

What's more impressive about the Duchess of Cambridge is that she has been of service to the royal family "without a moan." According to royal expert Duncan Larcombe, through the ups and downs of her life as a working royal and as the future queen consort to William, Middleton showed her unwavering support.

Larcombe also said that Middleton has been the answer to William's longing for a "normal" happy family because he also received love and support from his in-laws. The royal correspondent said that Middleton provided such a balance because she does well at royal engagements on behalf of the queen and checks up on her husband's grandmother as a close family member.

According to Seyi Obakin, the head of the charity Centrepoint who was also a witness at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding, William had pride on his face when he and Middleton exchanged vows because he not only married someone he truly loves, but someone who would be great for the monarchy and make Queen Elizabeth proud.

When Middleton married William on April 29, 2011, Queen Elizabeth gifted her with the HRH (Her Royal Highness) distinction and the royal title as the Duchess of Cambridge.