KATE, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are set to benefit from a scaled-down monarchy as they can now focus on their “important” work, royal expert Duncan Larcombe suggested.
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William had been expected to see pressure grow on them after the departure of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from the Royal Family. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have indeed been faced with new challenges and additions to their already busy schedules but have appeared to take on the changes in their stride. Royal commentator Duncan Larcombe suggested the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to quit actually helped Kate and William focus more on their “important” job.
Speaking to True Royalty TV, Mr Larcombe said: “Despite all the noise around Harry and Meghan, the reality is William and Kate have got a pretty important job to do.
“This is giving them space, and to some extent the Prince Andrew ongoing Epstein saga, it is giving William and Kate the space to focus on the job they’ve got to do.
“And I think at the moment, they are doing very well.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they would take a step back from royal life in January and the Duke of York was forced to take a temporary retirement from his duties over his connection to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Kate and William are expected to see their workload increase (Image: GETTY)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped down from their royal roles in March (Image: GETTY)
With the departure of three senior members of the Royal Family, Kate and William were seen as the natural heirs to Harry, Meghan and Andrew’s duties because of their position in the pecking order.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have indeed played a pivotal role in helping the Queen and Prince Charles keep up the morale of British and Commonwealth supporters through the lockdown.
Kate and William moved most of their operations online and continued to hold virtual engagements to show their support to their charities as well as NHS staff for their work.
The pair have also been juggling their official activities with the unexpected challenge of homeschooling their eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined efforts with the rest of the family to keep up morale (Image: GETTY)
Kate and William were among the first royals to resume public duties (Image: GETTY)
But after weeks spent in lockdown in their country retreat, Anmer Hall, both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have resumed their public duties as restrictions began to be eased.
Last week Prince William showed his support to the pub and restaurant sector ahead of their reopening by paying a visit to his local pub and sharing a pint of cider with the staff.
The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out to visit a family-owned garden centre in mid-June and later helping create a special garden from children and their families at a Norfolk children’s hospice.
The Duke and Duchess have been staying at their country home near Sandringham during the lockdown (Image: GETTY)
Kate pictured on one of her first engagements since lockdown eased (Image: GETTY)
Kate and William are however expected to take a break with their children after months of intense work.
While their usual escape to the royal holiday hotspot of Mustique is unlikely to happen this year because of widespread limitations on travel, the Duke and Duchess could still enjoy some time off around the UK.
The royal couple treated their children, George, Charlotte and Louis, to a week-long break in the Lake District last year and may opt to do so again after Kate admitted the three had loved the experience.
But during her visit to Fakenham Garden Centre in Norfolk last month, the Duchess of Cambridge noted she had not seen her parents since the start of the lockdown as they live too far away.
She said: “I’ve yet to see my family as they’re about three hours away in Berkshire, so I haven’t seen them and I miss them.”
A visit to Berkshire could then be in the plans for the Cambridge family.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK