• Duchess Kate plays an important role in the royal family
  • She takes on many tasks 
  • This is what Williams' former private secretary says about her

How does Duchess Kate (40) really tick? Kate beams a certain warmth and is the rock at the center of her family. The Princess of Wales is raising children George (9), Charlotte (7) and Louis (4) with her husband Prince William (40).

Former private secretary Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton (62) believes that Kate is not just a companion and support for her partner and the rest of the royal family.

Duchess Kate's ex-employee unpacks

Duchess Kate's ex-employee told People about her behavior: "She is a matriarch. Not in the sense of an older woman in a twin set and pearls, but she guides the family."

After the death of Queen Elizabeth II in early September, the Duchess of Cambridge received the historically important title, Princess of Wales.

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According to Lowther-Pinkerton, Duchess Kate is aware of the meaning of the title, as the Palace revealed, Kate "appreciates the history associated with this role but will understandably want to look to the future as she creates her own path."