The Duchess of Cambridge has denied reports that she is “furious” and feels “exhausted and trapped” by the increased workload as the royal family adapts to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kate and her husband, Prince William, have been seen on frequent Zoom calls in recent weeks as they spoke to frontline workers fighting the disease.
The 38-year-old mother of three is working more this year than last year on the commitments listed in the court’s circular.
In a recent article, the company magazine Tatler congratulated her on coming out of a difficult year for the “serene and smiling” royal family.
But Tatler also quoted a friend of the Duchess saying, “Kate is furious about the bigger workload. Sure, she smiles and dresses properly, but she doesn’t want that.
“She feels exhausted and trapped. She works as hard as a top CEO, who has to be relocated all the time, without the benefits of borders and many vacations. “
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This caused an unusual denial of Kensington Palace, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have their offices and their homes in London.
A statement from the palace said, “This story contains a series of inaccuracies and false statements that were not presented at Kensington Palace before it was published. “
It is common for news organizations to request a right of reply to a story before it is published.
Since the coronavirus epidemic resulted in foreclosure in the UK, Kate and William have lived at Anmer Hall, their home in Norfolk, where they have taught their children’s home school.
They have changed their usual royal job focus and are focused on responding to the pandemic, including the mental health of these frontline and key workers across the UK.
The couple will inevitably have faced a greater workload following the decision of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to retire as members of the royal family.
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The family is also missing a royal who works at Prince Andrew, who backed off indefinitely in November.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are now performing many of their commitments online, but are both in the age group considered to be at high risk for COVID-19.
Charles, 71, tested positive in March, but had only mild symptoms. Camilla, 72, gave a negative result.
The Queen is at Windsor Castle with her husband, Prince Philip. At 94 and 98 years of age, extra care must be taken to ensure their good health.
Kate and William have stepped up to fill these gaps and in the past few weeks have called charities across the UK, become bingo players for a home game, and have a minute on health mental that was broadcast on radio stations.
Kate has also launched a photography project that she hopes will capture the nation’s mood and moment in the pandemic.