Royal insiders have opened up about Kate Middleton's 'ruthless survival streak' within the firm

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The Cambridges are undoubtedly one of the most talked-about families in the world.

Following their role elevation over the coronavirus pandemic and their mention in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Oprah interview, it’s hardly surprising that Prince William and Kate Middleton are making non-stop headlines right now.

It was the Duchess of Cambridge who has been making news, from the announcement that she's entering the world of publishing to her handy viral face mask trick.

This week, it was her attitude that got the world talking, as royal insiders claimed that the Duchess had a 'ruthless survival streak' that makes her 'well suited' to Palace life.

'In the palace, you hear numerous stories of the staff saying so-and-so is a nightmare and behaves badly but you never hear that about Kate,' one source explained to Tatler last year, via Celebitchy.

'It’s why she is so well suited. She keeps her head down because the prize of being queen is so great,' a source added. 'She models herself on the Queen and now speaks like the Queen.'

The source also went on to make claims about Kate Middleton being exhausted, something that prompted Kensington Palace to respond with a statement just hours later.

'This story contains a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations which were not put to Kensington Palace prior to publication,' a spokesperson announced.

Prince William and Kate Middleton have not since responded.

Jenny Proudfoot
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