Prince Philip is stepping down from his royal duties very soon. Before his 96th birthday, he will no longer take on royal engagements like before. Experts believe this will be the game-changer for Prince William and Kate Middleton.
According to Vanity Fair, the Duke of Edinburgh has left the country to keep away from paparazzi and media outlets who want to know more about his retirement. Queen Elizabeth, on the other hand, will keep up with her work. However, everything will be done "with the support of members of the Royal Family." This includes Kate Middleton.
The Duchess of Cambridge has been questioned numerous times for the alleged lack of royal duties that she accomplishes in a year. Compared to the Queen, Kate Middleton has a lesser number of appointments. However, with the retirement of Prince Philip, things could change.
Sources close to Queen Elizabeth believe that she will now need more help from other members of the clan. This could mean that she will need Kate Middleton and Prince William to run other things for her. This could also mean that the Duchess of Cambridge will now have to focus on being a royal.
An insider further revealed that Prince William and Kate Middleton will "take on some of the organizations" that Prince Philip worked on before he retires. The couple are expected to be "more high profile" because of the added tasks that they have to accomplish for the Queen.
According to Grazia, another source noted that Kate Middleton will definitely fit into the new set-up. While Prince William and Prince Harry are already expected to be in the limelight now more than ever, the Duchess of Cambridge may get more attention as well.
The mother of two is expected to continue supporting Prince William as he takes over other tasks that Prince Philip once had. Kate Middleton is also seen as someone who will have her own path in terms of charity works. This is, after all, what the Duke of Edinburgh has established during his run.