Duchess of Cambridge set to bring about big changes ahead of Prince William’s coronation

Duchess Catherine isn’t prepared to let old traditions lie

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge reveals that she will be announcing the results of her public survey ‘5 Big Questions on the Under Fives’ later this week in a video posted on social media, on November 23
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge may be our future queen, but before her husband Prince William takes the throne, it seems she has some big changes in mind. 

The Duchess could now launch a campaign of reform within the Royal Family in order to overhaul certain rules. A royal insider has claimed that Catherine views these rules as “outdated”. 

And when it comes to breaking with tradition, it seems she might have a very good reason. 

What is the Duchess of Cambridge planning to change?

As a devoted mother to her three children, Prince George (7), Princess Charlotte (5) and Prince Louis (2), it’s no surprise that Catherine isn’t keen on spending extended periods of time apart from her family.

But as Queen, tradition dictates that this is the case. Clevver News’ Emile Ennis Jr has told of how a royal source opened up to US Weekly. The insider reportedly claimed that "Kate 'may change some of the outdated royal rules when she becomes Queen consort,' and plans to meet with more members of the public at royal engagements.’” 

They went on to comment on how Catherine has been “very present on social media” and has grown more “comfortable in doing interviews and virtual chats”. The duchess is described as being “keen to continue that in the future as well”.

In moving more royal duties online, the Duchess would be able to continue reaching out to people and arguably even more than usual. It would also help alleviate the pressure her royal schedule would place on her relationship with her children.

The insider spoke of how “family means everything” to Catherine. They added that “one of her biggest worries about the future is not being there for George, Charlotte and Louis."

Especially given the amount of quality time the Duke and Duchess have been able to spend with their children during the pandemic, this would no doubt cause great sadness to the royal couple.

Is the Duchess of Cambridge in a position to overhaul these rules?

Catherine has been increasingly taking on greater roles and duties as a senior member of the Royal Family. According to a royal insider, Catherine has been growing in confidence since the early years of her relationship and marriage to Prince William

They claim that Catherine’s newfound belief in her abilities and position could mean she is able to drive significant changes to the traditional royal system. 

Us Weekly’s source has stated that the Royal Family “could not be more pleased” at how Catherine has flourished. 

How has the Duchess been performing public duties?

During the pandemic restrictions have been imposed across the country. However, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were upon the first royals to resume public duties. The pair have continued to lend support and boost morale. 

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attends the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall in central London, on November 8, 2020

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Now with England’s second lockdown, Kensington Palace have not confirmed what decision the couple have made. Though it’s believed that Prince George and Princess Charlotte will likely have remained attending school alongside their friends and classmates.

The Duke of Cambridge is currently second in line to the throne. Whilst we have no idea when he will be crowned king, it seems clear that Catherine intends to be a life-changing and courageous queen.

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.

Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.

In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com. 

After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!