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The Universal Magazine

Concerns for Kate Middleton but Also for Queen Camilla

Kate Middleton on the left and Camilla Parker Bowles on the right

After a surgery, Kate Middleton reappears, fueling online debates. While Camilla Parker Bowles rests from overwork, the British monarchy navigates between public life and personal challenges, illustrating the complexity of roles within the royal family.

A month after her abdominal surgery, Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, marks her gentle return, accompanied by her mother. Her first outing, to take her children to school, sparked strong reactions on the internet, some even suggesting a lookalike. Despite the controversies, Kate aspires to gradually resume a normal life, with her first official engagement scheduled for the military parade on June 8.

Meanwhile, Camilla Parker Bowles, the queen consort, is facing notable overwork. After her husband’s cancer diagnosis, King Charles III, she fully committed herself to royal engagements to lighten her husband’s load. This exhaustion required a break in her activities, adjusting her schedule to avoid increasing the workload of the English royal family. Princess Anne was even called in for reinforcement for certain events.

This unprecedented situation in the history of the British monarchy highlights the personal and public challenges a reigning family can face, underlining the importance of balance between personal life and public responsibilities. But also the importance of support and role transposition within a sovereign dynasty.