Kate Middleton 'is relishing her royal role more than ever'

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made news earlier this year as they stepped down from their royal family roles and moved to California, something that prompted a wave of backlash from the public.

According to sources, they have ruffled a lot of feathers within the palace walls too, with a recent report via Tatler from ‘friends of the Duchess’ claiming that Kate Middleton was angry at the increased workload following the Sussexes’ departure from the royal family. This is something that the Cambridges were quick to refute.

‘Kate is furious about the larger workload,’ the Tatler report stated. ‘Of course she’s smiling and dressing appropriately but she doesn’t want this. She feels exhausted and trapped. She’s working as hard as a top CEO, who has to be wheeled out all the time, without the benefits of boundaries and plenty of holidays.’

The Palace made a rare statement against the report, claiming it was false.

‘This story contains a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations which were not put to Kensington Palace prior to publication,’ the statement read.

According to sources, via Vanity Fair, the royal family has issue with this report especially because it suggests that Kate isn’t happy with her workload, something she is actually ‘more than happy’ with.

‘It’s the suggestion that she resents her duty and hard work which has upset her,’ a source has explained via Vanity Fair. ‘She takes her role very seriously and has been working harder than ever. The idea she feels trapped and exhausted simply isn’t the case.’

In fact, according to sources via People, Kate is 'relishing' her new elevated role 'more than ever'.

‘I can understand why she would feel that is a total misrepresentation of the truth, because it really isn’t the case,' a source explained. 'If anything, she is relishing the role more than ever. And she will do it all to the best of her ability.’

Well, that’s that.

Jenny Proudfoot
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