Kate Middleton Reportedly ‘Upset’ Over Claims ‘She Resents Her Duty and Hard Work’

Kate Middleton is reportedly struggling to deal with rumors that are spreading about work ethic and sense of duty, royal expert Kate Nicholl said on Monday.

“It’s the suggestion that she resents her duty and hard work which has upset her,” a source reportedly told the royal Vanity Fair correspondent. “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.”

Kate has spent the past few weeks self-isolating with her husband Prince William and their three children. Though she has been stuck at home amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Kate has stayed busy hosting video conference calls with schools, nursing staff and other charity organizations that need support. Another friend of Kate and William‘s has said that the couple was determined to use their time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to do something good.

“It has meant lots of time together as a family, which they don’t often get, and they have enjoyed doing their bit to help out at this time,” the friend said.

A source who works closely with Kate said that she has been enjoying her work in lockdown and that she is looking forward to taking on more royal duties once this is all over.

“She has really been enjoying the early years work and has found her stride and purpose,” said the source. “She sees this work as a life-long commitment and she has worked really hard on this campaign.”

“She has thought long and hard about what she wants to do and how she can make a difference,” a palace aide added. “A lot of hard work went into the planning of this year. The focus for Catherine was always going to be the Early Years and making a real difference in this sector.”

Royal historian Sarah Gristwood said that after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down as senior royals, it only makes sense that Kate would take on more duties.

“Harry and Meghan leaving the firm has left a void and I think the royal family were at risk of looking out of touch and dowdy without them,” Gristwood explained, according to Fox News. “With Charles and Camilla over 70… and the queen scaling back, there is a serious vacuum when it comes to star appeal at the heart of the royal family. This is Kate’s moment to shine.”

“What has been reinforced throughout all of this is just how important the Cambridges are,” she continued. “There is a repositioning going on within the royal family and we are clearly seeing this. I think this is one of the most important stages in Kate’s life as a royal. As a young mother, Kate was allowed to raise her children away from the media spotlight but now we are seeing a shift.

“She’s working harder, being more visible and we are also seeing more of the Cambridge children,” Gristwood added. “Kate has been given a platform to take on a more prominent role. She’s not just accompanying William to engagements, she is doing things independently and voicing new ideas.”

Rumors had started to swirl in recent weeks that Kate was bitter towards Harry and Meghan for leaving and that she was overwhelmed by her new workload, but Kensington Palace has said this is not the case at all.

“This story contains a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations which were not put to Kensington Palace prior to publication,” a Kensington Palace spokesperson said in a statement obtained by Entertainment Tonight.

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