Royal experts think Kate Middleton is holding down the fort during this difficult time for Prince William

She's described as 'the silent power' behind the Duke of Cambridge

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It appears the Duchess of Cambridge is the strong, silent type. Royal experts now allege that Kate Middleton is "the silent power" behind Prince William, according to the Daily Mail. 

• Much like Princess Diana, Kate Middleton is choosing to lead by her actions, not words, according to author Katie Nicholl. 

• Kate is keeping things afloat as Prince William is enduring a difficult time in his life, arguably the most traumatic experience since his mother's passing in 1997.

• In other royal news, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced their first Netflix series. 

Kate Middleton has been mirroring Princess Diana as of late. 

She has been given the nickname "The Children's Princess," which goes hand-in-hand with Lady Di's sentiments. Additionally, like the late Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton is leading by example rather than words. 

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The Daily Mail reports that experts believe her body language is what tells the story. She is adjusting to her new duties well, according to Princess Diana's biographer Andrew Morton, and she's keeping things together as tensions rise between Prince William and his younger brother, Prince Harry. Kate, and her family, have all been there in the aftermath of the controversial tell-all Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had with Oprah. 

Although some might say no one can handle family matters better than the Queen, it would appear that Kate is doing her best to keep her loved ones on track and focused: she helped her little ones celebrate Easter with their great grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, she is partaking in a new photography project, and she was the inspiration behind the forthcoming playground at the Sandringham Estate

And, when things in life get messy—between family, work, and other stressors—Kate believes the best bet is kicking back with a cup of tea. Perhaps there's something to say about this mantra!

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.