- Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal exit, Prince William and Kate Middleton are taking on more royal duties than ever.
- According to Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, the Cambridges feel "wholly responsible" for representing the royal family during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Seward says Will and Kate feel they are the only influential members of the royal family who are young enough to take on that responsibility with Harry and Meghan out of the picture.
In an interview with The Sun, royal expert Ingrid Seward, who serves as the editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, said that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are taking on even more responsibility than ever during these trying times.
"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," Seward explained. "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."
Even though the couple's responsibilities have increased since the Sussexes' royal exit, Seward doesn't think they mind, overall.
"I think they are sending the message that they can do it on their own without the support of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex," she said. "I get the impression that the Cambridges are far more relaxed and comfortable since Meghan and Harry left."
Kate Middleton's Best Looks of All Time
September 29, 2020
September 22, 2020
The Duchess of Cambridge spent the day in Battersea Park, London focusing on the importance of parent-powered support programs. For the outing, she wore a dressy yet relaxed look featuring trousers from Marks & Spencer and a Ralph Lauren puff sleeve top. To complete the look, she wore her trusty Superga sneakers.
September 15, 2020
Prince William and Kate Middleton spent the day visiting communities hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. For the outing, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a bright red floral shirtdress from Beulah (10 percent of profits from each dress sale are donated to empowering women all over the world) and Ralph Lauren pumps.
June 18, 2020
Kate Middleton visited the Fakenham Garden Centre in Norfolk to visit a family-run business, which first opened in 1984, and hear about how the COVID-19 pandemic had impacted them. For the visit, she dressed down in a blue button-down shirt, black skinny jeans, a Fjallraven vest, and green Superga sneakers.
March 9, 2020
The Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant in red during the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey. She re-wore her Catherine Walker red coat and donned a matching red fascinator.
March 9, 2020
We don't mind when Kate re-wears outfits like this royal blue Jenny Packham gown because she looks gorgeous in them every time. Here, the Duchess of Cambridge dazzled and sparkled while hosting a soirée at Buckingham Palace for the 25th anniversary of Place2Be.
March 3, 2020
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a metallic emerald dress by The Vampire's Wife while visiting the Guinness Storehouse's Gravity Bar for day one of her royal visit with Prince Willian in Ireland.
February 2, 2020
For special occasions, you can count on the Duchess to turn to fashion house favorite Alexander McQueen to create something beautiful. She wore this gold and white cap-sleeve gown by McQueen to the EE British Academy Film Awards.
January 28, 2020
No one can rock a skirt suit like Kate. The Duchess of Cambridge wore this matching tweed set from Dolce & Gabbana while attending a workshop at Evelina Children's Hospital in London.
January 20, 2020
Red is definitely a great color on the Duchess. For the United Kingdom Africa Investment Summit at Buckingham Palace, Kate wore a beaded and sequin long-sleeve dress from Needle & Thread.
November 18, 2019
Guess the designer Kate wore while attending the 2019 Royal Variety Performance. If you said Alexander McQueen, then you're correct! The Duchess of Cambridge glowed like a Hollywood star.
October 15, 2019
If the dress is sparkly, chances are it'll suit the Duchess of Cambridge's taste. Kate Middleton attended a special reception at the Pakistan National Monument during day two of her and Prince William's royal tour. She wore a sparkly green Jenny Packham gown with O'Nitaa earrings.
September 10, 2019
Kate wore Emilia Wickstead again in September for the RHS "Back to Nature" festival—this time opting for a long-sleeved, floral look from the designer, which £1,635 ($2,255). She paired the posh dress with uber-affordable, $6 earrings.