And there’s no doubt the Duchess will be looking forward to the future in which she is Queen consort.
Her first assignment upon entering the palace could be changing some of the long-standing traditions, according to one source.
The source said: “Kate may change some of the outdated royal rules when she becomes Queen [consort].
“It used to be that you’d never see Kate at an event without William, but now she’s attending many official functions on her own, a sign that she’s ready to be queen.”
In addition, press and public appearances are key to the Duchess of Cambridge, and are likely to remain so going forward.
The source added: “She’s also been very present on social media and has gotten comfortable doing TV interviews and virtual chats.
“She is keen to continue that in the future as well.”
Until the day she takes over as Queen, the Duchess is happy to spend her time off with her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
A source previously told US weekly: “Family means everything to Kate, and one of her biggest worries about the future is not being there for George, Charlotte and Louis.
“George is well behaved. All the kids are, but Charlotte and Louis both have a cheeky streak.
“Louis is more like Charlotte in personality than George.”
The Duchess of Cambridge isn’t the only royal to start breaking away from the royal rules in recent weeks.
In an unprecedented move for the Royal Family, Prince William recently spoke out about a BBC investigation regarding Princess Diana’s Panorama interview in 1995.
The broadcaster is being investigated for suspicious practices around how they obtained the interview with the Princess of Wales.
On news that an internal investigation was being carried out, Prince William said: “The independent investigation is a step in the right direction.
“It should help establish the truth behind the actions that led to the Panorama interview and subsequent decisions taken by those in the BBC at the time.”
Prince William’s statement comes after Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, recently made new claims that BBC reporter Martin Bashir allegedly used forged bank statements to secure Princess Diana’s slot on Panorama.
The interview was watched by 23 million in the UK alone.
The interview proved to be a bombshell for the Royal Family after it saw the Princess of Wales openly say “there were three of us in this marriage”, in reference to Prince Charles’ affair with Camilla.
Princess Diana divorced the Prince of Wales in 1996 and died in a Paris car accident in 1997.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK