- Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal exit, Prince William and Kate Middleton (opens in new tab) are taking on more royal duties than ever.
- According to Ingrid Seward (opens in new tab), 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.
Prince William and Kate Middleton (opens in new tab) are reportedly feeling the impact of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal exit (opens in new tab) now that the U.K. is in the midst of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
In an interview with (opens in new tab)The Sun (opens in new tab), royal expert Ingrid Seward, who serves as the editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, said that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), 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.
July 14, 2019
Kate wore a pretty, custom Emilia Wickstead dress for the Men's Finals Day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London.
July 02, 2019
Kate looked classic in this black and white dress at day 2 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London.
June 11, 2019
Kate stunned in this off-the-shoulder gown at Addiction Awareness Week in London.
May 7, 2019
Kate looked chic and modern in a black and white striped top and high-waisted pants at the launch of the King's Cup Regatta at Cutty Sark, Greenwich in London.
April 25, 2019
Kate wore this beautiful blue coat dress with a matching fascinator to attend ANZAC Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey in London.
March 19, 2019
Kate nailed the preppy chic look in this grey and black dress that she wore to visit The Foundling Museum in London.
February 28, 2019
Kate channeled Harry Potter vibes in a baby-blue Mulberry coat (which she paired with navy Rupert Sanderson Malory pumps during a trip to Northern Ireland.
January 16, 2019
Kate stunned in this bright purple skirt and jacket set during a visit to The Royal Opera House in London.
December 4, 2018
For a Christmas party for families of military personnel deployed in Cyprus at Kensington Palace, Kate wore a perfect holiday look—a long, festive red skirt and a black sweater.
November 21, 2018
Kate wore a stunning burgundy jacket and matching skirt along with a black turtleneck, black tights, and black heels during visit to a UCL Developmental Neuroscience Lab in London.
October 2, 2018
Kate kept it casual in an earth-toned ensemble during a visit to Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden in London.
July 15, 2018
Kate wore a gorgeous, sunshine yellow dress to the men's singles final at Wimbledon in 2018.
June 10, 2018
Kate wore a striped Zara dress, Russell & Bromley wedge espadrilles, and carried a Victoria Beckham tote to the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire.