Kate Middleton’s Friends Claim She ‘Keeps Her Head Down’ and ‘Speaks Like the Queen’ As She Prepares For Prince William to Take the Throne
Kate Middleton’s friends are praising her for how she has handled the royal family’s recent drama. A close friend of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, complimented her for keeping “her head down” and speaking “like the Queen” amid Megxit and the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s a look at how Kate has been handling herself as she prepares for the day Prince William takes the throne.
How is Kate Middleton handling her extra duties?
Now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are no longer active members of the royal family, William and Kate have increased their workload to pick up the slack. This includes participating in a slew of virtual engagements while the royals deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
Although Kate is making the most of the situation, a source claims that she is not happy about putting more on her plate. According to Tatler, a friend revealed that William and Kate want to spend most of their time raising her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, and feel like Harry and Meghan have “thrown their three children under a bus.”
“William and Catherine really wanted to be hands-on parents and the Sussexes have effectively thrown their three children under a bus,” the source shared.
A spokesperson for the couple has since dismissed the claims and said they feature a “swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations.”
The friend, meanwhile, added that William and Kate will be forced to undergo significant changes to their daily lives because of Harry and Meghan’s decision. This includes not having as much time for their children in light of the extra duties.
The Duchess of Cambridge is speaking ‘like the Queen’
The friend added that Kate has a “ruthless survival streak” that is perfect for the royal family. Not only does she get along great with her staff, but she follows the rules perfectly because she knows that William will one day be King.
“I’ve spent quite a lot of time around Kate and she is impenetrable. There is nothing to like or dislike,” the friend stated. “She keeps her head down because the prize of being queen is so great. She models herself on the Queen and now speaks like the Queen.”
Ever since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the country, William and Kate have quickly become the faces of the royal family. For the past month, they have held a host of virtual engagements and are constantly sharing updates with fans on social media.
It might be a long time before William takes the crown, but Kate is clearly preparing for the day she sits beside him on the throne. And that’s not the only thing the friend dished in the interview.
Is this what started Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle’s feud?
In addition to discussing how Kate has handled herself in recent months, the friend revealed details about what really went down between the Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan during the latter’s wedding in 2018.
The friend claims that Meghan and Kate argued over royal protocol and whether her bridesmaids should wear their tights in the hot weather. Royal aides have not disputed the reports and it sounds like this could have been the start of their falling out.
“It was a hot day and apparently there was a row over whether the bridesmaids should wear tights or not,” the friend shared. “Kate, following protocol, felt that they should. Meghan didn’t want them to.”
The bridesmaids did not wear tights for Meghan’s wedding, which might indicate that the Duchess of Sussex won that argument.
What will Kate’s title be when Prince William is King?
There has been plenty of speculation surrounding Kate’s title when William becomes King. Although the royals have not said anything official on the matter, there is a good chance Kate will be named Queen Consort when William sits on the throne.
As Queen Consort, Kate will perform many of the same duties as William and will be treated as a proper Queen wherever she goes.
Although Kate’s title will most likely be Queen Consort, Camilla Parker Bowles will not receive the same title when Prince Charles takes the crown. Instead, the Duchess of Cornwall will be named Princess Consort, a decision that Clarence House confirmed after the couple wed in 2005.
In the event that Kate Middleton outlives William, she might one day receive the title of Queen Mother, a style last held by Queen Elizabeth’s mother.