British Royals News documents that Kate Middleton rumored excessive workload and perceived frustrations regarding her royal duties following Megxit created a Kensington Palace response.
A cover story published by Tatler, titled ‘Catherine the Great’, cited sources regarding the Duchess of Cambridge’s demeanor being altered as a result of Prince Harry and his wife, Megan Markle, stepping down from their traditional Royal family duties earlier this year. The now infamous label, Megxit, was linked with a firestorm of publicity and natural media speculation as to why that decision was made and what fallout would result.
A portion of Tatler’s story says, “It’s easy to forget, with the all-encompassing threat and disruption of coronavirus crisis, that this tumultuous time follows an extremely busy period for William and Kate. In the wake of Harry and Meghan standing down as senior royals and seeking exile in North America, Kate took on 11 royal engagements in a month – three in a space of 24 hours.”
A later section of Tatler’s story says, “Kate is furious about the larger workload. Of course she’s smiling and dressing appropriately but she doesn’t want this. She feels exhausted and trapped.”
Of course an unidentified source could have requested off-the-record privileges in order to have protection. It’s also possible that a source of this type is purely expressing a heartfelt opinion as a way to let the world know what’s really happening. Whether anyone actually has direct knowledge of Kate Middleton expressing the sentiments that were described is unknown.
Town and Country has published a reply to Tatler’s piece, quoting a Kensington Palace spokesperson who said, “This story contains a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations which were not put to Kensington Palace prior to publication.”
Richard Dennen, who is the editor in chief of Tatler, was also quoted saying, “Kensington Palace knew we were running the ‘Catherine the Great’ cover story months ago and we asked them to work together on it. The fact that they are denying they ever knew is categorically false.”
It seems reasonable to believe that Middleton would be under greater pressure based on current circumstances. It’s also plausible to consider that employees with direct, or indirect knowledge would naturally have a human reaction to the so-called Megxit, with whatever its effects.
Whether Kate Middleton herself has become overly upset, as was described, will likely remain a matter of interpretation until she directly addresses the matter, assuming she feels the need to do so. CDL is a leading source for everything linked to British Royals News updates.