According to royal expert Ingrid Seward, there’s nothing Kate Middleton can’t “turn her hand to” after her mum Carole raised her to be accomplished in everything she does
Since joining the Royal Family more than 10 years ago, the Duchess of Cambridge has barely put a foot wrong.
She’s often the picture of poise and professionalism on engagements and as she approaches her 40th birthday has been described as growing in confidence.
And according to one royal expert, this, in particular, is down to one very special person in Kate’s life – her mum Carole.
Royal expert Ingrid Seward credits mum-of-three Kate’s “ambitious” mother with helping to ensure her daughter is accomplished at whatever she turns her hand at – including royal life.
Ingrid told the Mirror: “Kate is a product of her mother, she was brought up to do everything to perfection.”
The exper added: “She learnt to sail as a young girl and rock climb and ski. She loved cooking, dressing up and making clothes. She learnt the piano, her father taught her to play tennis to a high standard.
“All these skills came because her ambitious mother encouraged her to learn them. There’s nothing she can’t turn her hand to.”
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And on top of striving for perfection, Ingrid also believes Kate’s reserve and willingness to remain in the background has also put her in good stead for royal life.
Ingrid explained: “She is patient, and has the ability to listen.
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“And she has discovered she has this ability with people, she is very good with the very young and the very old.
It could be that all of Kate’s family including her parents and her sister Pippa and brother James will be with her when she turns the big four zero on Sunday.
But despite the milestone, it’s thought to be unlikely that Kate’s birthday celebrations will be big – especially given the Covid-19 situation.
A source told the Mail on Sunday : “There are likely to be low-key celebrations for the Duchess. She didn’t want anything flashy anyway – that’s not exactly her thing – but particularly given the current climate anything is likely to be scaled down.”
It comes after royal author Duncan Larcombe told OK! : “Kate and William are not the sort to go away to celebrate on their own and leave the kids at home.
“I think the same will apply to Kate’s birthday as it does to Christmas – it will be low key and it will be focused entirely on the family.”