'I love our Princess of Wales': Welsh icon Catherine Zeta-Jones praises Kate Middleton's new role

'I love our Princess of Wales': Welsh icon Catherine Zeta-Jones praises Kate Middleton's new role
Catherine Zeta-Jones praises the new Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton in her recent Instagram post. (Rich Fury/Getty Images and catherinezetajones/Instagram)

SWANSEA, WALES: Catherine Zeta-Jones, a Welsh native who was born and raised in Swansea, is pleased that Kate Middleton will now be known as the "Princess of Wales" following the death of the UK's longest-reigning monarch. The 53-year-old actress posted a photo of Kate Middleton to Instagram on September 28 in order to praise the new Princess of Wales.

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'The Legend of Zorro' actress posted a photo of Kate taken on Tuesday, September 27, during her first visit to Wales since Prince William and she were given their new titles. In the picture, she was seen embracing a two-year-old girl named Charlotte who was wearing a traditional costume. "I love our Princess of Wales❤️ I love our Welsh National Costume❤️," Zeta-Jones wrote in the post's caption.

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The many titles held by the royal family have changed since the death of the Queen and the succession of Charles to the throne as the King. The titles of William, the next successor to the throne, have seen the most significant change. Kate will also receive the new titles in accordance with her status as the next heir's wife.

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Kate now has the titles of Duchess of Rothesay, Princess of Wales, and Duchess of Cornwall, which Camilla formerly held. Everyone is delighted about the titles given to Kate and William since he will now be the next in line to the throne.

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The death of Queen Elizabeth II was a tragic aspect of the entire title change, and the 'Chicago' actress had just a few weeks earlier paid tribute to the Queen in a series of social media posts. Zeta-Jones wrote in the caption of one of the posts, "Dearest HRH Queen Elizabeth, you have been and always will be close to my humble heart as it breaks today."

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"Our nation salutes you. Thank you. God Bless The Queen. Long Live The King 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 💔🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿," she concluded the message that she had posted on September 8, just after the Queen's death. 'The Terminal' actress captioned the second post with the late Queen's image on a note, "May you rest in peace Ma'am. 🙏🏻🇬🇧."

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Zeta-Jones has a strong sense of national pride, and Swansea, Wales, where she was born, has shared that pride with her. She visited Swansea for a while in 2019 to accept the honorary title of Freedom of the City of Swansea as part of the city's 50th anniversary celebration. In 2011, the actress was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in recognition of her contributions to the film industry and to charity.

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