Princess Kate, the Princess of Wales, has expressed frustration over comparisons of her royal engagements with other members of the Royal Family. In 2023, she completed 123 engagements, but comparisons to more senior members like Princess Anne, who undertook 457 duties, have been a source of irritation.
Princess Kate focuses on selective causes that resonate deeply with her, balancing these commitments with raising her three children. Her engagements range from supporting new fathers to opening a children’s surgery unit. A source revealed to the Daily Mail that the Princess is extensively involved in planning her programs, a detail not captured in the number of public engagements.
As the Royal Family evolves under King Charles’s leadership, Princess Kate’s role is expected to expand. She and Prince William are key to the King’s vision of a streamlined monarchy. Upcoming changes include a potential “birthday promotion” for Kate, who will celebrate a “low-key” 42nd birthday on January 9. Speculation suggests King Charles may appoint her as a Royal Lady of the Order of the Garter, a significant honor in British chivalry.
This new role would further establish her position within the Royal Family, alongside Queen Camilla, Princess Anne, and Princess Alexandra. Princess Kate values her royal duties but also prioritizes her role as a mother to her children.