As Duchess of Cambridge, and senior member of the royal family, Kate Middleton is called upon to represent the Crown on the occasion of official engagements, alone or accompanied by Prince William. During these last, the mother of a family crosses the road of anonymous people with singular and sometimes overwhelming destinies. Such was the case when she made a private visit to a Baby Bank (a charity that serves as a food bank for baby supplies) in West Norfolk, near Cambridge, in early 2020 and as the coronavirus gradually gained ground. “[I] literally burst into tears,” said the Duchess according to a video revealed by the British tabloid The Daily Mail (and quoted by the American magazine People), this Tuesday, August 4.
“It can be very emotional,” Kate Middleton continued. Because as the mother of three children living comfortably under the protection of the Crown, the wife of Prince William realizes that some do not have a chance and struggle to provide for their families. “I remember a few families I met at King’s, Lynn and I came home and literally burst into tears, their stories were so moving,” says the Duchess of Cambridge. “The struggles they went through, the courage they showed … Under extraordinary circumstances. These people have helped their families through extraordinary times.” This Tuesday, August 4, Kate Middleton again came to the aid of these poor families, whose needs have increased because of the Covid-19 pandemic, by going to a baby bank in Sheffield in South Yorkshire.
Sensitive to the distress of others
Duchess and future Queen of England, she who is married second in line in the order of succession to the throne, Kate Middleton remains human and can therefore be overwhelmed by emotion. Even in full official engagement and in front of many photographers. On Monday, January 27, during the commemoration ceremony for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz camp, Pippa Middleton’s older sister appeared on the verge of tears during a speech by Prince William.
The Duke of Cambridge was then reading a letter written by a friend of his great-grandmother and mother of Prince Philip, Princess Alice, who had hid a family in her home in Athens after the Nazi invasion. A big heart that Kate Middleton also opens during difficult conversations, as she had been able to do with Prince Harry.
Future Queen of England, Kate Middleton remains a human like any other, can sometimes be overwhelmed by emotion © Agency