Kate Middleton’s role as royal mastermind revealed

Allison Yee
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

She’s the woman who has somehow managed to make marrying into royalty look like a walk in the park.

While she might not have the movie star glamour of her sister-in-law Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton has rarely put a foot wrong when it comes to playing the perfect wife to Prince William, and doting mum to their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Kate was all smiles at Prince Louis’ christening. Photo: Getty

But while Kate’s unwaveringly serene smile doesn’t give anything away, royal insiders reveal she’s the one who is actually calling the shots behind the scenes.

Experts point to Prince Louis’ christening ceremony earlier this week that perfectly balanced the need for the family’s privacy, whilst allowing royal watchers the chance to celebrate Prince Louis – which they say was all Kate’s doing.

The whole family stepped out for the first time since Prince Louis’ birth in April. Photo: Instagram/kensingtonroyal

With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepping out with their adorable brood in tow, Kate, 36, beamed as she showed off their newest three-month-old.

And it’s this united front and their relatability as a young family that Kate is reportedlykeen to project.

“Kate is hugely dutiful, but she is quite strong and leading the way behind the scenes,” royal biographer Ingrid Seward told People.

“She is like her mum [Carole Middleton] in that sense.”

It’s not the first time Kate’s carefully controlled how her family is exposed to the public.

Amateur photographer Kate is known for releasing snaps she’s taken to the public. Photo: Instagram/kensingtonroyal

Rather than have official photographers take snaps of her little ones, Kate is notorious for releasing photos she’s taken of her kids.

From pictures of Prince Louis being held carefully by his big sister, to Princess Charlotte’s first day of school in January, and Prince George’s first day of pre-school back in 2016.

Kate’s always shunned official portraits when it comes to her kids’ milestone moments. Photo: Instagram/kensingtonroyal

Insiders say the hands-on mum is keen to break royal traditions, clearly evidenced by Prince Louis’ relaxed christening.

“I’m sure this is all Catherine’s influence,” a source told the Express.

“I’m sure she is leading on building all the family relations.”

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