Kate Middleton’s 'stress' as family try to settle into new life after emotional rollercoaster

Kate Middleton is feeling 'under pressure' and 'stressed'

Kate Middleton looking serious, wearing a blue dress with a white collar / visiting the 'D-Day: Interception, Intelligence, Invasion' exhibition at Bletchley Park on May 14, 2019 in Bletchley, England.
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Kate Middleton is reportedly feeling the stress of relocating to Windsor, with George, Charlotte and Louis also starting a new school.


Kate Middleton is reportedly feeling ‘stressed’ following the Wales family’s move to Adelaide cottage (opens in new tab), as they have not yet been able to properly settle into their new home, in the wake of Queen Elizabeth’s death.

The family relocated from Kensington Palace to Adelaide Cottage, on the Windsor estate in the summer, with George, Charlotte and Louis all starting at Lambrook school together in September. However just weeks after their big move, Prince William’s grandmother, the Queen passed away, leading to a difficult and busy period for the family.

Since the Queen's state funeral, Prince William and Princess Catherine have been undertaking more royal engagements, so as a result,  they’ve not had the time to settle into their new surroundings. 

Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince George of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and (second row) Jack Brooksbank, Princess Eugenie and Sarah, Duchess of York on September 19, 2022 in London, England.

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Speaking to royal expert, Katie Nicholl on Talk TV’s Royal Tea (opens in new tab), host Sarah Hewson said, Katie, you said this week she [Kate] has been under pressure, she has been stressed of late and that William and Kate have not had the settling-in period they might have been hoping for of their new life."

To which Nicholl replied, "Absolutely. They've said that themselves... that this hasn't been the settling period that they had hoped for.

"They made that big move just after the summer holidays to move to Windsor.

"Of course, no one could have expected that the Queen would have died just at the start of all of that."

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis (C), accompanied by their parents the Prince William and Kate Middleton as they arrive for a settling in afternoon at Lambrook School, near Ascot on September 7, 2022 in Bracknell, England.

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Nicholl then remarked that it’s been, "very, very difficult times. I think behind the scenes there is a fair bit of stress and anxiety for all of the family."

Thankfully, the family has made the most of the half-term breaking, making adorable autumnal plans (opens in new tab) and spending quality time together. 

Their home also allows Kate to lean on her close family, with parents Carole and Michael Middleton just a short drive away and her sister, Pippa Middleton also buying a home with her husband James Matthews (opens in new tab) in Berkshire, in order to be closer to her.