Kate and William feel ‘responsible’ for ‘comforting people’ during the coronavirus pandemic and making sure their actions reflect well on the monarchy, royal expert claims
- Royal expert Ingrid Seward said Cambridges using profiles to help monarchy
- Said couple feel they’re the only royals in position to make significant difference
- Added Kate ‘wears trousers’ in the relationship as William is happy to step back
- Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge feel it’s their ‘responsibility’ to step in and ‘comfort people’ during the coronavirus pandemic, a royal expert has said.
Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, told The Sun that Kate Middleton, 38 and Prince William, 37, are determined to use their influence to benefit the royal family during the health crisis.
As the couple celebrate their ninth wedding anniversary today, she also said that mother-of-three Kate seems to be the driving force between the couple, and ‘wears the trousers’ in the relationship.
Since the start of the nationwide lockdown on 23rd March, the The Duke and Duchess have held multiple Zoom calls with frontline workers, joined the weekly Clap For Carers, and William proved himself a good sport by joining in a comedy sketch for the BBC’s Big Night In.
Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, told The Sun that Kate Middleton, 38 and Prince William, 37, were using their influence in order to benefit the royal family during the health crisis. Pictured: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four and Prince Louis, two, take part in the BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief’s ‘Big Night In’ an clap for the NHS from their home of Amner Hall on April 23)
They have also launched a mental health initiative, Our Frontline, to help keyworkers coping with the stress of the pandemic.
Ingrid Seward, which has years of experience commenting on royal affairs, said: ‘They feel almost wholly responsible as they are the only influential ones young enough to be out there at the moment, apart from Sophie and Edward and The Princess Royal.
‘They have the highest profile and want to use it to the benefit of the monarchy, which has to be seen as being a comfort to people at this time.’
Before retreating to their home of Anmer Hall, near Sandringham in order to isolate with their children, William and Kate visited the London Ambulance Service 111 control room in Croydon and thanked the staff for their service.
On April 8, William and Kate surprised staff and pupils at Casterton Primary Academy in Burnley, where children of keyworkers were still attending classes with a video call (pictured)
On 8th April, they video called with staff, teachers and pupils from Casterton Primary Academy in Burnley, which has remained open to teach children of key workers and other vulnerable youngsters.
Last week, they also launched Our Frontline, a mental health initiative aiming to help keyworkers during the pandemic.
As a family unit, the Cambridges have also thrown their support behind the NHS, releasing two clips showing them taking part in the weekyl Clap For Carers with their three children, Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 2.
William and Kate also talked to the BBC about mental health and home-schooling during lockdown on April 17 (pictured)
Before they headed to Anmer Hall to isolate with their children, Kate and William launched the Our Frontline initiative, which aims to support frontline workers coping with poor mental health during the pandemic (pictured talking with staff during a visit to the London Ambulance Service 111 control room in Croydon on March 19)
Speaking of the power dynamic between the two spouses, who wed on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey, Seward said Kate Middleton is a driving force who often takes the lead during engagements.
She added that Kate takes the reins in their home life so that William can be free to do his own thing, and that the couple have a supportive relationship.
But despite believing that Kate ‘wears the trousers’, she said that she’s discreet about it so as to not overshadow the second in line to the throne.
William, meanwhile, is happy to take a step-back and have his other half take control, she said.
Kensington Palace shared an adorable video of the Cambridge clapping for the NHS on March 26 (pictured: Princess Charlotte, four, Prince Louis, two and Prince George, six)
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