King Charles pays gushing tribute to 'beloved' Princess of Wales

King Charles and Princess Kate

King Charles and Princess Kate are very close

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 02/11/2023

- 17:46

The King and Kate have a very close relationship

King Charles paid a gushing tribute to the "beloved" Kate, Princess of Wales during a speech in Kenya.

The King made the speech at a state banquet in Nairobi where, 13 years before, Prince William and Kate got engaged.

The monarch addressed the Kenyan president and 350 guests, saying: “It was here, in sight of Mount Kenya, that my son, The Prince of Wales, proposed to his wife, now my beloved daughter-in-law.”

In 2010, William proposed to Kate in a log cabin at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

King Charles and Princess Kate

King Charles called Princess Kate his 'beloved daughter-in-law'


King Charles, 74, has remained close to Kate since she joined the Royal Family in April 2011.

The two show heartwarming public displays of affection whenever they are together in the public eye.

In 2021, Kate greeted the King at a G7 reception by calling him his family nickname "grandpa".

The pair exchanged a soft kiss on the cheek following the emotional funeral of Prince Philip at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

King Charles and Princess Kate

King Charles paid tribute to the princess in a speech


Kate’s presence has also helped the King during his ongoing feud with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, according to royal commentators.

While Charles praised the Prince and Princess of Wales in Kenya, his relationship with the Sussexes is much more distant.

According to a royal commentator, Prince Harry has "lost a lot of friends" in California.

Royal author Phil Dampier said: “There’s been a massive cost for Harry marrying Meghan and moving to California.

King Charles and Princess Kate and Prince William

Princess Kate and Prince William became engaged in Kenya


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“Not only has he lost his family, his royal status and military connections, but he’s also lost a lot of friends.

“I get the impression he hasn't got a circle of drinking buddies he can unwind with in Montecito, which has a population of older people, and I’m sure that takes its toll.

“He is dependent on Meghan for his social life and for someone who was used to being one of the lads, as he was in the Army, that must affect his mental health," he told The Sun.

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