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Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II

Report Says The Queen Used To Worry About Kate Middleton's Work Ethic

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By Carolyn B.

Everyone has been focusing lately on the drama between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth II. They say Duchess Meghan was never truly accepted into the Royal Family. They say the Queen is annoyed with the Sussexes due to their exit strategy.

A new report now says Queen Elizabeth II had some issues with another beloved royal in the early years ... British media darling and wife to Prince William, Kate Middleton came under a lot of scrutiny, at first.

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No Work Ethic

Queen Elizabeth II and Kate Middleton
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Surprisingly, despite the fact that she seems to be the golden girl of Buckingham Palace right now, Duchess Kate was not always in the Queen's good graces. Or so sources say.

Reports indicate Queen Elizabeth II was less than welcoming of Kate at first and may have been the reason Prince William delayed marrying Kate for so long. Sources say the Queen was not happy with Duchess Kate's work ethic and even referred to it as "unacceptable," insisting she hold a job before the Cambridges officially married.

A Hard Worker

Prince Charles, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry
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What's interesting about these reports is that some claim Prince Charles was taken with Duchess Meghan very early on for the exact opposite reason. Sources claimed Prince Charles had a lot of respect for Meghan's work ethic and that he missed her deeply when she and Harry moved to Canada.

Charles' wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, is also said to have been a fan of Meghan. Sources say the Duchess of Sussex approached Camilla for advice before she and Harry decided to step down. Camilla reportedly supported the Duke and Duchess's decision.

Bouts Of Anxiety

Kate Middleton
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Reports say Duchess Kate has stepped up a lot these past few weeks in the wake of Harry and Meghan's exit as working royals. The Duchess of Cambridge was said to be increasing her schedule and feeling the pressures of the spotlight now that she has taken on a heavier workload.

The inside sources said Duchess Kate was suffering from bouts of anxiety over her new duties. They said she was having trouble sleeping and was coping with a lot of stress.

The Queen's Rock

Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II
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Things have reportedly leveled out for Duchess Kate as she has grown more confident in her new role. Sources say Kate is now enjoying have the ability to determine the future of her foundation and is becoming much more hands-on in meetings.

The rest of the Royals seem to find Kate indispensable. Reports say Prince William has been leaning on his wife for support while Queen Elizabeth II is said to consider Duchess Kate as her "rock" in the aftermath of Harry and Meghan's exit.

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