AceShowbiz - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal exit is taking a toll on everyone, including Kate Middleton. According a new report by Tatler magazine, the Duchess of Cambridge is feeling "exhausted and trapped" after the exit.
"Kate is furious about the larger workload," a friend of Prince William's wife said for the magazine's cover story. "Of course she's smiling and dressing appropriately but she doesn't want this. She feels exhausted and trapped. 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."
It's said that Kate has taken on the extra work head on as the Coronavirus pandemic put a stop to her "normal" daily life and royal duties. However, royal insiders claim that works started to pile up after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their exit from British royal family.
"Meghan and Harry have been so selfish," a friend of Prince William and Kate tells the publication. "William and Catherine really wanted to be hands-on parents and the Sussexes have effectively thrown their three children under a bus. There goes their morning school runs as the responsibilities on them now are enormous."
"Kate understands that the only credo of the Royal Family is duty, duty, duty. Whereas with the Sussexes it is constant uncertainty," another source adds, saying that Kate has taken on nearly a dozen royal engagements in a month.
One other source shares that the tension between Kate and Meghan stems from an accident taking place during Meghan and Harry's wedding. "There was an incident at the wedding rehearsal. It was a hot day and apparently there was a row over whether the bridesmaids should wear tights or not. Kate, following protocol, felt that they should. Meghan didn't want them to," the source explains.
"In the palace, you hear numerous stories of the staff saying so-and-so is a nightmare and behaves badly but you never hear that about Kate. Kate keeps her staff whereas Meghan doesn't. Doesn't that say anything?" the informant adds.