Kate Middleton Takes on More Royal Duties, as Meghan Markle’s Family Claims She Is ‘Jealous’ of the Duchess of Cambridge

Kate Middleton is stepping up her game in the wake of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s exit. Over the past few months, Kate has been taking on more duties as the royal family continues to deal with the fallout from Megxit. While Kate is doing her part to pick up the slack, Meghan’s family claims that she has always been jealous of the Duchess of Cambridge.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s exit opens the door for other royals to shine

Harry and Meghan announced their decision to step down as senior members of the royal family at the beginning of 2020. Since then, the two have largely remained out of the spotlight and are currently living in Canada.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are planning on setting up a second home in North America, though it is unclear if Canada or Los Angeles will be their final destination.

With the couple living a quieter life across the ocean, the royal family has been doing their best to move forward. Harry and Meghan were expected to do a lot for the monarchy this year, and now that they are gone, other royals are having to step up in their place.

This includes Kate Middleton and her husband, Prince William, who already had a full schedule to begin with. Although they will take on most of the new responsibilities, sources claim that Kate has been embracing the challenge with open arms.

Kate Middleton enjoys a more prominent role in the monarchy

One thing Kate is worried about in the wake of Megxit is the chance that her relationship with Harry will suffer. But there is one thing the Duchess of Cambridge is looking forward to in the new year.

According to Yahoo, an inside source claims that Kate is “so happy” to be taking on more responsibilities in the royal family. This includes taking on more charitable projects and working more with her and William’s organization, the Royal Foundation.

“Kate is extremely passionate about the work the foundation does, and she has ideas and plans for how she believes it can be used to help some of the causes which she is particularly passionate about,” the insider stated.

The insider added that Kate Middleton has been taking on her extra duties with loads of enthusiasm. This includes visiting several towns throughout the UK and promoting her new early childhood initiative.

Kate’s level of involvement is expected to ramp up as the year goes on. With Harry and Meghan out and Prince Andrew being forced into early retirement, the royal family could definitely use the added help.

When is the Duchess of Cambridge happiest?

As if Kate has not already proven that she is the perfect role model, she recently revealed that she is happiest when she is hanging out in the great outdoors with her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

The Duchess of Cambridge just took part in a rare personal interview with Giovanna Fletcher for her podcast, Happy Mum, Happy Baby. Kate spoke about a lot of things during the podcast, including how much she adores motherhood.

“As children, we spent a lot of time outside, and it’s something I’m really passionate about,” Kate Middleton stated. “I’m happy when… I’m with my family outside in the countryside and we’re all filthy dirty.”

Following the interview, Kate posted an adorable photo of Charlotte smelling a flower during a walk in the country. The royals may be experiencing a lot of turmoil at the moment, but Kate is clearly doing her best to move forward. 

Is Meghan Markle jealous of Kate Middleton?

While Kate embraces her increased role in the monarchy, Meghan’s family continues to bash her in the media. This month, Meghan’s half-sister, Samantha Markle, slammed her for being jealous of Kate.

Samantha even claims that Meghan announced her exit in January just to deflate Kate’s birthday. Meghan and Harry made the announcement on January 8, one day before Kate Middleton’s birthday.

“Sad she would do that on Kate’s birthday – I believe she was jealous of beautiful Kate,” Samantha stated. “She could never compare — Kate is iconic!”

Samantha went on to heavily criticize Meghan for trying to land a contract with Disney at the premiere of The Lion King last summer. She is not against Meghan returning to her career in Hollywood, but she does believe the former actress should have waited until after announcing her exit.

Unfortunately, the criticisms did not end there. Samantha also blasted Meghan for using the royal family as a “launchpad” to boost her career following her days on the hit legal drama, Suits.

Meghan has not said anything about her family’s behavior the past few years and likely won’t as she enjoys her time out of the spotlight. Kate Middleton also has not commented on Harry and Meghan’s exit.