Kate Middleton Has Made It Clear That Her Kids Come Before Royal Obligations

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She may be the future Queen of England, but she's also the future mom of three -- and Kate Middleton has made it clear that the latter title is more important. According to a recent report, Queen Elizabeth is expecting the duchess to take on more responsibilities in the upcoming years as the queen slowly takes on less, but Kate has made it more than evident that it won't be at the expense of her children. 

  • Even though Kate has been happily taking on more public engagements, her children still remain her number one focus.

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    Paul Burrell, Princess Diana's former butler, told Closer that "Kate’s top priority is to her family." #Respect

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  • Sources say that if Kate ever had to choose between attending a royal event and being there for her kids, you best believe she'd pick her kids.

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    "Kate will not allow royal engagements to impact the close relationship she has with her children," royal expert James McCourt revealed to Closer

  • And with baby #3 reportedly due in April, Kate's focus will likely turn more toward motherhood.

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    Sorry, Queenie!

  • At the end of the day, the people love Kate and will support her no matter how often or little they see her.

    Let the woman have a few years with her kids, for crying out loud! And as a bonus: We all get to ogle more adorable royal babies. Win-win.