Here’s how becoming a mother has helped Kate Middleton with her royal role

‘She is more relaxed’

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‘She is more relaxed’

Kate Middleton is one of the most talked-about women in the world, making news for everything from her royal fashion sense to her sweet family moments with her husband Prince William and three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

But it was her transformation into future Queen that made news this week as sources told People that having children had helped her with her royal role, giving her ‘passion and purpose’.

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‘She is now more open with what she wants to say, and funnily enough, she is more relaxed as well,’ a source close to the Cambridge family told the publication, going on to explain how Kate has a genuine interest in the work she’s doing, with a lot of Kate’s work focusing on child welfare.

‘The duchess wouldn't just join us, she would stay for the whole meeting,’ the director of strategy at the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Kate Stanley, told People. ‘She has a deep curiosity to really understand the issues.’

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Kate's most recent official engagement was earlier this week when the Duchess opened the Back to Nature festival in Wisley.

'Her Royal Highness has spent much of the last eight years meeting charities and organisations who work every day to make our families and communities stronger,' read the Instagram caption on Kensington Royal.

'The Duchess took the opportunity to invite many of them to the ‘Back to Nature’ Festival to celebrate their contribution to society and to further highlight the importance of those involved in the Early Years sector coming together to support a fundamental change in how society approaches childhood development.'

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