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Will & Kate 1 year on

Press release April 27, 2012 Lifestyle

How has Kate fitted into her role as Catherine Duchess of Cambridge

On the 29thApril last year, millions of people around the world tuned in to watch the much anticipated Royal wedding of Prince William andCatherine Middleton. It's hard to believe it was a year ago we were all glued to the TV or lined up in the streets with our flags watching the beautiful fairytale marriage of the girl next door to her real life Prince.

One year on their anniversary won't be as big of a celebration like their wedding due to the Queen's Jubilee. This year the Queen is celebrating 60 years on the thrown so the young couple are rumoured to have opted for a quite retreat to Balmoral to celebrate their first year of wedding bliss.

Since marrying Prince William just one year ago, Kate, now the Duchess of Cambridge has embarked on a number of Royal engagements and became ambassador for many charities such as East Anglia Children's Hospices and, with her keen interest in History and Art, she has fittingly accepted the role as patron of The Art Room and The National Portrait Gallery.

Kate as she is affectionately known by the British public, has helped change the perception of the British Monarchy, along with her husband and cool brother in law; Harry, they have ensured Clarence House has got it's “mojo” back. Undertaking charitable roles and Royal duties, visiting North America and Canada to celebrate events such as Canada Day. This is in vast contrast to her day-to-day life where Kate is regularly papped doing the weekly shop on her own, and wearing affordable high street clothing. These images of Kate in the media have contributed towards the increasing affection felt for the Royal Family.

She is an ordinary girl who just happened to marry the air to the throne. Even after the wedding, she continues to carry herself well and demonstrates that even though she is now a Royal, she is still that girl next door who carries on with her daily life as the rest of us do. Alongside Kate is her husband Prince William who also has followed in his mother's footsteps.

Diana was loved by the British public as she was perceived to be down to earth and was always keen to help others. Diana was well known for her fund-raising work for international charities, with the most recognised being the campaign to ban landmines. Much of the British public see a resemblance of Diana in Kate and look to her to fill the void that was so devastatingly left by Diana.

Kate has many traits which resemble Diana, she demonstrates her independence and has shone any help from the Royal staff. Diana did the same, she refused the help of the royal nanny, took the children to school herself and carried out many of the duties a “normal” working mum and wife would. The symbol of Kate wearing Diana's engagement ring is more than a symbol of love from William, it is almost as though he is re-assuring the British Public that his wife will carry on the love and compassion for others that Diana showed so well through out her life.

As their wedding anniversary approaches, our interest and admiration for the loving Kate Middleton is as strong as it was 12 months ago. Her compassion for others and the strong family values she demonstrates are what keeps the British public, and the rest of the world; interested in the Royal Family. We would like to congratulate the happy couple on their very special first wedding anniversary and I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say, we look forward to the happy future the couple will share.