William and Kate 'lean on' Carole Middleton for guidance post-Megxit, she is 'a power behind the throne'

William and Kate 'lean on' Carole Middleton for guidance post-Megxit, she is 'a power behind the throne'
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, have been leaning on her mother, Carole Middleton, ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left the royal family. 

Prince William, 37, and Kate Middleton, 38, have been looking to the 'immensely influential' businesswoman as a 'stabilizing and supportive force', royal author Phil Dampier shared with The Sun. Another source shared that Prince William looks at his 65-year-old mother-in-law as his 'second mum' in the absence of Princess Diana.

"William’s in-laws have become like second parents and Carole is almost a Diana-Type mum," the source shared. Dampier added that Prince William and Kate Middleton would definitely feel an increase in pressure post Harry and Meghan's decision to step down as senior working members of the royal family. 

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Dampier shared, "Carole will be a stabilizing and supportive force in the background, looking after [her grandchildren] when needs be but also just being there for them." Carole is very much a power behind the throne and her influence is immense. The expert added that they had 'provided a middle-class down-to-earth haven for him' which had 'helped to keep him grounded'. 

He shared that this is something that Prince Harry could have very well missed on 'because of the splintered nature' of Meghan Markle's parents. Another source close to the family shared that Carole has been like a 'second parent' for Prince William who lost his mother, Princess Diana, in 1997 when he was only 15 years old. 

The source added that William and Kate have visited Berkshire 'quite a few times' after the Sussexes left the UK. They also said 'Carole has spent a lot of time at Anmer Hall' with the pair following 'Megxit'. 

It was just last month that Harry had relocated to Canada in order to join his wife, Meghan, and son, Archie, weeks after the pair announced that they would be stepping down as senior members of the royal family. 

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