According to various outlets, Kate has been worried about staying close with Harry and concerned that her children won’t get to see enough of their cousin Archie. But if there’s one silver lining to all of this, it’s that Kate is reportedly “so happy” to have a more prominent voice in royal charity work and the goals of the Royal Foundation, an organization she can play a bigger role in now that Harry and Meghan have moved to Canada.
Insiders spoke to The Sun—so, take it with a grain of salt—and said that the Duchess of Cambridge is jumping into her duties with tons of enthusiasm. She’s been on a tour of the U.K. promoting early childhood development and even opened up about her experiences as a parent, which give insight into how she might steer other initiatives the Royal Foundation tackles.
“Kate is extremely passionate about the work the Foundation does and she has ideas and plans for how she believes it can be used to help some of the causes which she is particularly passionate about,” a source told The Sun. “In recent weeks Kate has visited a lot of organizations and spoke to lots of experts and has soaked a lot of information. She wants to use that to go out and bring about change to many of those who need support.”
Previously, the Royal Foundation was a joint effort between William and Harry, and it represented causes they both felt strongly about. Kate joined when she married William, and Meghan began a part of the organization a few years later, which meant there were a lot of interests to balance.
“For years the Foundation’s work was a bit of a tug of war between what William and Harry wanted. Harry was very much focused on the military and his work with the Invictus Games,” the source said. “Now, it is purely in the shape of how William and Kate want it to be.”
Kate Middleton’s expanding work at the Royal Foundation is reflective of how she’s come into her own in recent years—something even Queen Elizabeth is said to be proud of. It’s all shows how she is preparing to take the lead in the monarchy one day.
“She is an adoring mother, and she is contributing publicly in the way we would want her to,” a source told People last September. “You see it more and more. The young student has turned into our future Queen.”