While the media is obsessed with Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton is the one who is guiding the royal family behind the scenes
Kate also loves to take some time off and is known to frequently leave London's concrete jungle and enjoy the clean and fresh air near her parent's home in Bucklebury
Kate Middleton was back in the spotlight after giving birth to Prince Louis around three months ago. On Monday, she was glowing as she carried her infant for the christening ceremony at the Chapel Royal in London. Prince Louis is the third child of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Kate Middleton and is the fifth in line for the throne. The christening ceremony was without any glitches and the godparents were carefully chosen by Kate Middleton and Prince William.
According to People, royal biographer Ingrid Seward said, "She [Kate] has blossomed and looked more confident, beaming with happiness. Kate is hugely dutiful, but she is quite strong and leading the way behind the scenes. She is like her mom [Carole Middleton] in that sense".
The Christening of Prince Louis was a flawless event and was an intimate one despite its grand settings. A video posted by the Kensington Palace showed Kate Middleton telling the Archbishop of Canterbury that Prince Louis is "very relaxed and peaceful" before adding that "I hope he stays like this."
A royal source added, "I’m sure this is all Catherine’s influence. I’m sure she is leading on building all the family relations". Recently, Kate Middleton opened up about her "simple" family life with her children and husband Prince William.
In a heartwarming letter to mark Children’s Hospice Week, she wrote, "Spending quality time together is such an important aspect of family life and for me, as a mother, it is the simple family moments like playing outside together that I cherish".
"The theme of Children’s Hospice Week this year is ‘Life’s Short’ and I am touched that children and young people are sharing what they love most in life and reminding us of how precious time is for everyone," she continued. "As Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, I am celebrating the remarkable and life-changing support provided by children’s hospices and palliative care charities across the U.K. They offer a lifeline to children and families facing the unimaginable," she added.
"By supporting Children’s Hospice Week we can help them spread joy and positivity across the U.K., encouraging everyone to make the most of moments that matter. She continued, "Together we can champion the vital role that children’s hospices play in helping seriously ill children and families to have more precious moments".
The royal family also celebrated the 100th anniversary of the royal air force and had a host of events to honor the occasion. The service started at Westminster Abbey and the royal members including the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Prince William along with Kate Middleton.
Kate looked absolutely stunning at the event and was seen wearing a pale Alexander McQueen dress along with a statement brooch. Along with her Alexander McQueen dress, she was also seen wearing a pair of gorgeous floral pearl earrings which looked very similar to the Queen's floret earrings which were gifted to her by Queen Mary. The Duchess wore Cavalfiore Pear Studs by British jewelry designer Cassandra Goad and are priced at £4,360.
The designer's website revealed that the earrings are "Cavolfiore studs in 18ct yellow gold and set with seven pearls set with diamonds (0.3cts). Inspired by the clusters of young flower stalks of the cauliflower (cavolfiore) in the market. From the Journey to Sicily." Kate absolutely rocked the earrings which were well coordinated with her dress and her hat. It is also likely that she paid tribute to the Queen herself with her choice of jewelry.
This was the third time in a row that she has sported a McQueen dress to her children's christenings. Her past outfits at christenings have included a white dress for Princess Charlotte's big moment in the year 2016 which she accessorized with silver jewelry. When her firstborn Prince George was baptized in the year 2013, she was seen wearing a soft cream Alexander McQueen coat.
Prince William and Kate Middleton also shared a sweet and private moment inside the Abbey during the church service. During the church service, Prince William was seen laughing first before Kate turned to him and caught him mid-laugh. In an adorable moment, Prince William is seen filling Kate Middleton in on what he found funny and Kate responds with a smile.
It has been a rather busy week for Prince William and Kate Middleton and at Prince Louis christening, the whole family made their first appearance together as a family of five. Princess Charlotte, the daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton told the photographers, "You're not coming," as she was seen leaving the royal chapel at the St. James Palace. As the princess and her family were heading to a private afternoon tea after the prince's christening, the princess was stern with the paparazzi who were present.
However, Kate also loves to take some time off and is known to frequently leave the concrete jungle in London and enjoy the clean and fresh air near her parent's home in Bucklebury along with Prince George and Princess Charlotte so that they can play and appreciate nature. Kate's role as a mother would definitely not be easy, but the mother of three has always had her children under her control and guidance as was seen at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.