With the New Year approaching, the British royal family is preparing for the upcoming holidays and a calendar filled with public engagements. Over the past year alone, we’ve seen how Prince William and Kate Middleton, in particular, have adapted to the expectations of their senior roles. The couple attended a number of events throughout 2021, and 2022 will include royal duties with some additional commitments to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
According to a source who spoke to Us Weekly, Kate and William are “looking forward to starting over in the new year. We’ll be seeing the responsibility transition — they’re doing extra charitable work, attending more events and showing off,” the source continued. “There’s even a royal tour in the works, and of course they’re deeply involved in the platinum jubilee.”
The children of Prince William and Kate Middleton are so adorable in this new photo posted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! 🇬🇧 https://t.co/lJ45qQMXvY
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Indeed, Cambridge commitments look like they will grow as the new year approaches. But that doesn’t really seem like nothing the couple can’t handle. In fact, both William and Kate have proven their ability to take on public duties as prominent members of the royal family. The two have been drawn to during Queen Elizabeth’s previous health concerns, but with each new engagement, it appears William and Kate have handled the stress with confidence.
And as the Queen’s platinum jubilee approaches, we can certainly expect to see more of Cambridge leading the royal family into the future. Between Prince William’s Earthshot Award initiative, and Kate’s interest in early childhood development, not to mention her influence on fashion trends, the couple seem poised to meet 2022 and all the expectations the public – and their family – have for them. We’re just excited to see how the couple continues to expand their influence and maintain the public’s interest.
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