Carole Middleton whizzes to Kate and William’s in her Range Rover to keep them ‘ordinary’ with ‘indispensable’ presence

Carole Middleton is a regular at Kensington Palace

Carole Middleton and Kate Middleton attend day 1 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2017 in Ascot, England
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Carole Middleton is “indispensable” to her daughter Kate and her son-in-law Prince William when it comes to keeping them ordinary, according to a royal expert. 

A royal expert has revealed that Carole, who appeared to be Kate's double in an old photo shared by her recently, bypasses security when she turns up at Kensington Palace, with staff being so used to her visits to see her grandkids. 

It's also been claimed that Carole and her husband, Michael Middleton, play a vital role in keeping Kate and William's family life in line with a sense of normality, with Carole “whizzing” round in her Land Rover to help out.

Carole Middleton, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the presentation following the King's Cup Regatta on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England.

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Speaking on the True Royalty documentary Kate Middleton: Heir We Go Again, royal pro Katie Nicholl explained, “One of the things that allows William and Kate to be so ordinary is the presence of the Middletons in their lives.

“Carole is a regular through those golden gates at Kensington Palace. She whizzes through in her Land Rover. There is no security because everybody knows her. She turns up to help with bedtime and bath time. 

“She is absolutely indispensable.”

Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton arrive to see Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and their newborn son at the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England

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Carole recently branched out in her career by launching a royal-inspired work project that mirrors the Cambridge family's eco-friendly mindset. 

Kate and William have been increasingly environmentally focussed in recent years, with the future King even fronting the Earthshot Prize 2021.

Now Carole has followed in their footsteps and teamed up with Big Blue Ocean Cleanup to launch sustainably sourced party ranges for kids as part of her partyware business, Party Pieces.

Speaking about her King and Queen of the Sea party line, Carole said, "I am excited to be supporting the incredible work that Big Blue Ocean Cleanup does to protect our oceans.

"At Party Pieces we want to make it easier for people to celebrate consciously—our new sustainably sourced ranges help to protect the planet without compromising on the magic of parties."

Caitlin Elliott
News Editor

Caitlin is News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Caitlin started on local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree. She also worked in Fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.