- According to a new report, Kate Middleton is going out of her way to shield her three children from any fallout from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's eye-opening tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
- Kate would reportedly hate for any of her three kids, Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2, to "see her upset or struggling," so she's making sure they aren't affected by the interview—and don't see when she's affected by it.
- "The interview was particularly difficult for Kate to digest, but she’s pulled herself together and is staying strong for the royal family and her children," a royal insider explained. "Kate’s an extremely protective mother and while she’s all about open communication, George, Charlotte and Louis are still young."
Kate Middleton is in protective mom mode, apparently.
According to a new report from Us Weekly, the mother of three is putting her kids—Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2—first amid that fallout from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Harry and Meghan spoke openly and candidly about many of the issues they encountered during their time as senior members of the royal family, including incidents of racism and the royal institution's refusal to provide their son, Archie, with the security and protection he needed to be safe. Meghan also detailed instances in which The Firm refused to correct misleading or blatantly false news stories about her, including a story alleging that she made her sister-in-law, Kate, crying in the lead-up to her wedding to Harry in May 2018 (Meghan pointed out in the interview that the reverse was actually true—that Kate had made her cry during the incident in question, which involved flower girl dresses).
"The interview was particularly difficult for Kate to digest, but she’s pulled herself together and is staying strong for the royal family and her children," a royal insider told Us. "Kate’s an extremely protective mother and while she’s all about open communication, George, Charlotte and Louis are still young."
The royal source, who described Kate as "one of the most dignified women you’ll ever meet," says she would hate for George, Charlotte, or Louis to ever "see her upset or struggling."
In other words: No matter how intense the family drama gets, Kate is trying to be a good role model for the Cambridge kids.
"Kate is definitely strong enough to get through this," the source added. "She has a lead by example attitude, so it’s important for her to be a good role model to them. George and Charlotte are back at school, but she’s been spending her evenings with them. The children always brighten up her day, and she always says that when she goes through a difficult time, having her family there always helps. She feels so blessed to have her kids and a loving family."
The issues the royal family is grappling with are important and the revelations that Harry and Meghan made in their interview no doubt will (and should) lead to some serious conversations for the Cambridge kids, as well as everyone else in The Firm. While Kate's instinct to shield her children from the public fallout surrounding the Sussexes' interview is understandable, the issues that Harry and Meghan raised publicly are vital for the royal family to address at all levels.