The Duchess of Cambridge and Kensington Palace have clashed with society magazine Tatler over its claims that The Duchess is “exhausted with her workload” following the departure of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex as working members of The Royal Family. Despite insistence from Kensington Palace that the claims are false, Tatler has continued to back the piece adding that Kensington Palace knew the piece would be running for months in advance.
In the article, an apparent friend of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge told the magazine that Catherine was “furious” with the workload following ‘Megxit’ and “William and Catherine really wanted to be hands on parents and the Sussexes have effectively thrown their three children under a bus.”
Hitting back at the claims, Kensington Palace said, “This story contains a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations which were not put to Kensington Palace prior to publication.”
Another source told Tatler, “Kate is furious about the larger workload. Of course she is smiling and dressing appropriately but she doesn’t want this. She’s working as hard as a top CEO, who has to be wheeled out all the time, without the benefits of boundaries and plenty of holidays.”
When hearing of Kensington Palace’s denial of the story, a Tatler spokesperson said on Wednesday, “Tatler’s Editor-in-Chief, Richard Dennen, stands behind the reporting of Anna Pasternak and her sources. Kensington Palace knew we were running the “Catherine the Great” cover months ago and we asked them to work together on it. The fact they are denying they ever knew is categorically false.”
It is also alleged in the article that The Duchess of Cambridge has a “ruthless survival streak” which is well suited to being a member of the House of Windsor. They added that she keeps her head down because she is aware of the “greatness of the prize of becoming Queen.”
It has been argued by many royal experts that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have really stepped up to the plate throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. There have been a whole host of virtual appearances from William and Catherine supporting issues close to both of them. Prince William virtually opened the NHS Nightingale hospital in Birmingham while The Duchess of Cambridge launched a photographic competition in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery.
It has also been said that William and Catherine are keeping the Monarchy relevant in a time when it is hard for the entire family to be visible.
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