Princess Kate Middleton is compared to the late Queen Mother, known for her "soft power."

Royal correspondent Jennie Bond believes Kate possesses similar qualities.

The Queen Mother was admired for her charm and gentleness but also had influence.

Kate has gained respect from the public and the royal family since joining in 2011.

Jennie Bond sees Kate as a future Queen, not just William's wife.

Kate's opinions hold weight at the palace, like the Queen Mother's.

Kate's gradual rise to prominence mirrors the Queen Mother's journey.

Kate Middleton wields her influence subtly, just like her royal predecessor.

The surprising similarity between Kate and the Queen Mother is fascinating and captivating.