Kate Middleton has ‘matured enchantingly’ since joining The Firm and is doing ‘remarkably well’ at showing ‘humour and compassion’ on recent appearances, royal expert claims
- Kate Middleton, 38, has ‘matured enchantingly’ according to a royal expert
- Richard Fitzwilliam said the Duchess of Cambridge once ‘seemed shy’ in public
- Went on to say that Kate’s recent appearances now ‘have a new spontaneity’
- Royal ‘is doing remarkably well’ and ‘appearances have humour and compassion’
Published: 11:40 EDT, 28 April 2020 | Updated: 14:13 EDT, 28 April 2020
Kate Middleton has ‘matured enchantingly’ since joining The Firm, a royal expert has claimed.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, has joined Prince William, 37, at the forefront of the royal family’s response to the coronavirus, often making virtual calls to support charities and speaking openly about family life with Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis,2, in an interview to the BBC last week.
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams has now revealed how the Duchess who had ‘once seemed shy’ when in public had ‘a new spontaneity’ on recent appearances.
He told Express.co.uk: ‘She and William are doing remarkably well in communicating to some of those currently involved in the fight against this virus and their appearances have both humour and compassion.’
Kate Middleton, 38, has ‘matured enchantingly’ and has ‘a new spontaneity’ on recent appearances, according to royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliam
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Richard went on to reveal how the royal has a ‘strong sense of duty’ and is ‘deeply committed’ to her patronages.
He said she had a particular commitment to those involving children and mental health charities.
Prince William and Kate are currently seeing out the public health crisis at Anmer Hall in Norfolk with their children.
Their website was recently updated to reveal the couple’s plan to provide ‘practical support’ and help frontline workers with ‘mental health needs’ amid the coronavirus crisis.
The Duchess of Cambridge has been leading the royal family’s response to coronavirus alongside husband Prince William, with Richard revealing they are handling it with ‘humour and compassion’ (pictured, video-calling a school in Burnley this month)
The statement about their on-going work, which is displayed on the site’s homepage, says that in the weeks coming the foundation will be focused on the coronavirus crisis.
It comes weeks after sources told Vanity Fair that the Cambridges wanted to revamp’ their work in the face of coronavirus.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl has also revealed how the Duke would be ‘stepping up into statesman role’ during the crisis.
Prince William was the first member of the royal family to speak to the nation during the crisis in a video, and joined Kate to visit an NHS 111 centre last month.
Richard said the Duchess had once ‘seemed shy’ while public speaking, but had matured and was doing ‘remarkably well’ amid the crisis
Speaking to Australian website 9Honey, Katie Nicholl said the move was ‘significant’, adding that the Duke and Duchess were the ‘best placed’ members of the royal family to be ‘pillars of support’ for the nation at the moment.
She revealed: ‘We’re seeing William step up in that statesman role. It strikes me as interesting that the first member of the royal family to address the nation has been William.’
The royal expert explained that left Kate and William ‘best placed’ to lead the family’s efforts and support the nation.
Katie revealed: ‘Obviously William and Kate aren’t in the vulnerable sector, therefore they are perhaps the best placed or among the best placed of the royal family to be able to help at the moment.’
It comes after Prince William and Kate’s official website was updated to reveal their plans to support NHS workers during the ongoing crisis
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