Kate Middleton Takes On Two Of Prince Harry's Patronages Following His Royal Exit

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Aug. 2 2021, Published 10:02 a.m. ET

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Kate Middleton has a heavier workload following Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal exit. So much so, the mom-of-three is set to take on two of Harry's patronages, The Sunday Times reported.

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According to the outlet, the 39-year-old will become patron of the Rugby Football Union and Rugby Football League. Kate is already patron of the All England Lawn and Tennis Croquet Club, the Lawn Tennis Association, SportsAid and the 1851 Trust.

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On Friday, February 19, Buckingham Palace confirmed that Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, would “not be returning as working members of the royal family.”

“Following conversations with the duke, the queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the royal family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service,” the statement continued. “The honorary military appointments and royal patronages held by the duke and duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty before being redistributed among working members of the royal family.”

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“While we are all saddened by their decision, the duke and duchess remain much-loved members of the family," the statement concluded.

After the Queen stripped them of their royal patronages, PEOPLE reported that the couple was "disappointed" with the news.

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However, the pair “respect the decision that was reached.”

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Since then, Harry and Meghan have kept busy and are now working with big companies such as Spotify and Netflix.

Though several people want the duo to be stripped of their titles for good, it looks like the 95-year-old matriarch will not be going that route.

"I don’t think removing the titles would make much difference and it would look very petty," royal biographer Ingrid Seward told the Daily Express. "I also don’t think it is something the Queen would want to do at this stage of her reign. It would be far more insulting just to ignore them. Even excluding them from the Jubilee next year gives them ammunition to criticize the monarchy."

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